BIRD FEEDING

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by greenfinch2 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:58 pm

We have always fed the birds years ago it was bread and crumbs but they always got something Peanuts was the first food I bought.

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Placido
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Placido » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:34 pm

:waving: Thinking back, I believe peanuts were the first for me too !!

I can remember as a child stringing together a chain of peanuts in shells by means of a needle and cotton and hanging them in the lilac :D. The very first garden bird I saw was a bluey - what else would it be :rolleyes: :).

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Placido » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:08 pm

In just a few days my flock has diminished to practically zero. Where are they ?? Surely it's early for The Autumn Disappearance ??
Haven't seen a single blackie since Saturday and hardly any sparrows or dunnocks or tits or woodies. What does it mean :unsure:??

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by greenfinch2 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 pm

They are nae we me ,because I dont have any either. :unsure: :wave2:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Placido » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:00 pm

:rolleyes: An' there wiz me thinkin' they'd a' gan north fir some sun.

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by greenfinch2 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:12 pm

one or two Sparrows first thing nithing to get excited aboot. :wave2:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:51 pm

It would seem I am slowly lurching into Autumn routine. Things like sultanas which during the summer are gobbled up in a moment can now hang around all day on the bird table before being eaten and likewise other consumables are lasting longer. While we have yet to reach the mid-point of August summer is beginning to feel like a distant memory. :(

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Placido » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:43 am

I absolutely concur and agree. The weather even feels like autumn - this morning first thing the temp. was 54F !!!!!! Where's August ?!?!?!?
AND I had a jay gobbling suet pellets to keep out the winter chill.

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:08 pm

I quickly learnt that putting the dried mealworms out for the Hogs too early before dusk doomed them for consumption by the Sturks. However I found a cunning hiding place to leave the dish until darkness descended. Well that's what I thought until this evening when the ever vigilant Sturks sussed out my cache and helped themselves. :) Back to the drawing board :nod:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Willpar » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 pm

My sparrow population has exploded with the added young ones. Have to top up two more times during the day. Not many starlings about either.

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