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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Placido » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:41 pm

The new seed arrived today - it is specifically labelled as "Wheat Free" !!
Have learned a lesson :feedbirds: :dunce:
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:46 pm

Placido wrote:The new seed arrived today - it is specifically labelled as "Wheat Free" !!
Have learned a lesson :feedbirds: :dunce:

Other cereal crops are available but a lack of wheat is a good start. :)
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby greenfinch2 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:24 pm

Thats interesting mine say no mess but it does have barley or something in it , :unsure: sunflower seeds are eaten the most . :wave2:
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:06 pm

greenfinch2 wrote:Thats interesting mine say no mess but it does have barley or something in it , :unsure: sunflower seeds are eaten the most . :wave2:

The no mess claim usually infers there are no seed husks in the mix rather than a lack of cereals.
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby greenfinch2 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:12 pm

Thank you JS. :wave2:
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby greenfinch2 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:28 pm

Poor birds are struggling with the wind. :wave2:
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed May 02, 2018 8:23 pm

As I am a BTO Garden Birdwatcher I get a quarterly magazine called Bird Table. It has quite a few articles and some good photos. One of the articles in the latest issue is by a an Australian called Darryl Jones who has studied bird feeding worldwide and produced a book called The Birds at My Table
I'll not bother with all the reasoning but the final paragraph of the article reads as follows:-
Feeding wild birds is a pleasure, a privilege and also a powerful responsibility. In the end our feeders are really for us rather than the birds. But they are happy to visit and bring a little wildness into our lives"
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Placido » Thu May 03, 2018 10:15 am

I absolutely agree with all three sentiments listed there, Jacksparrow.
Particularly, once you begin you can't stop. The birds learn to depend and the philosophy behind that statement could fill a book.
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu May 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Placido wrote:I absolutely agree with all three sentiments listed there, Jacksparrow.
Particularly, once you begin you can't stop. The birds learn to depend and the philosophy behind that statement could fill a book.

:iagree:
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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu May 10, 2018 8:13 pm

I started my springtime live mealworm feeding at the start of this past week. I put some in a small dish out in the open for all to share. The majority of the takers are Starlings which appear to be feeding nestlings and my Sparrows. A second batch are put in a hanging caged mealworm feeder. In years past the usual first customer has been a Robin and this year was no different. In the past the sparrows have been fairly quick finding their way in and making sure the Robin didn't get all the worms but the class of 2018 have been very slow being ultra cautious. For the first two days some of the worms died before they got eaten. Five days in the Sparrows have finally got the hang of it. :rolleyes:
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