BIRD FEEDING

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:41 pm

Willpar wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:19 pm
I only buy the more expensive fat balls. They are around £11:00 for 50. Much better than the cheaper ones, with plenty of suet. Just a smattering of seeds. They look like a ball of suet.
I hear what you say but until recently quality did not seem to be a problem for my customers :shake: . If we get a really cold snap I expect the current indifference will be replaced by them disappearing within an hour of being put out. :nod:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by peregrine » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:56 pm

Last time I ordered bird food I got half coconut shells and suet blocks. Not the all year round seed and meal worm suet blocks but the berry ones. Unfortunately my garden clients don't appear too keen on the berry ones.

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:41 pm

peregrine wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:56 pm
Last time I ordered bird food I got half coconut shells and suet blocks. Not the all year round seed and meal worm suet blocks but the berry ones. Unfortunately my garden clients don't appear too keen on the berry ones.
I know it's not the intended way to offer them but I've found that breaking them up and putting them on the bird table sometimes works. Blackbirds will appreciate the gesture and of course the Starling will eat anything anywhere. :nod:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Butterfly » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:04 pm

My garden visitors are not keen on berry ones either, I stopped buying them long time ago :shrug:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by peregrine » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:48 pm

Will give it a try Jacksparrow. I have tried a whole berry block on the bird table along with sunflower hearts chips but they still take a while to eat it. Sunflower heart chips are eaten fairly quickly.

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Willpar » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:27 pm

The suet snowman i put out on xmas eve has all gone now, the starlings made short work of it. Will put out the suet star tomorrow.

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Butterfly » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:52 pm

Willpar wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:27 pm
The suet snowman i put out on xmas eve has all gone now, the starlings made short work of it. Will put out the suet star tomorrow.
You put out a suet snowman? :laugh: That is so cool :clap:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Willpar » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:09 pm

Buy them online butterfly. The suet snowflake weighs a whopping 700gr. So should last a few days or so.Xmas treat for the birdies.

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:53 pm

On what was a very dull morning with rain, sleet and snow it was 10am before the first bird appeared in search of food. Were they having a lie in or was there a better breakfast offer elsewhere? :shrug:

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Re: BIRD FEEDING

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:47 pm

With a forecast of a sharp frost last night I decided to empty the ground level bird bath so there would be fresh unfrozen water for my customers this morning. This little piece of advanced planning was very well received with Blackies and Starlings queueing up in a disorderly manner to take advantage. I was was amazed that ,given the sub-zero temperatures, their priority was to get a bath rather than a drink. :freezing:

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