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Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 am
by Placido
On an American tv prog t'other day I saw a guy ( :nod: :rolleyes:) in the process of hanging a drinker for wild birds.
Can't find it on Google but it appeared to be an inverted bottle screwed to a base. The base was the interesting part - it resembled two saucers, one upside down so the whole thing looked like a sort of flying saucer. The top 'saucer' had about 5 holes therein around the rim, which prevented the liquid (which was red :shrug:) from becoming contaminated.

Obviously, we have saucer-like drinkers here but haven't seen one with this clever addition of the inverted saucer with holes.

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:42 pm
by Willpar
Is probably a humming bird feeder Placi.

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:14 pm
by Placido
Ah, yes. Think you are correct, Willpar.
I s'pose h/birds are so common in USA that it wasn't necessary to refer to the gadget.

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:48 pm
by Jacksparrow
This week has seen a noticeable drop in the amount of food being taken. I am still getting a few of all the usual suspects but clearly I am entering the moulting period when demand drops until Autumn is in full swing.

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:29 pm
by greenfinch2
[u]Same with me not alot happening .

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:41 am
by Butterfly
I hope thats the reason for the drop in demand here too, its been twice now that all birds have disappeared from my garden, ALL of them :confused: . They came back after a day or two last time (not long ago) and today they are gone again. All the food is just sitting there and the garden looks empty :cry2:

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 pm
by Willpar
Lots of juvenile starlings here eating me out of house and home.

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:04 pm
by Jacksparrow
Willpar wrote:Lots of juvenile starlings here eating me out of house and home.

Shut the back door and keep `em in the garden :) You must have inherited mine which have now thinned out after a very busy fledging season.

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:38 pm
by Willpar
I have a feeling mine may be a second brood if they have them.

Re: BIRD FEEDING

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 pm
by Butterfly
A bunch of starlings came to have some lunch today and they looked so different with some parts of their bodies covered with new feathers, their trademark white spots :love: , while some parts were still with old grey/brown/pale colour. They looked so odd and so funny :D .
Kept really quiet which was so unusual, had some food quickly and then one of them said "Urk" . I guess that was "lets go" because they all flew away :flying: