Fat Balls

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johnd83
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Fat Balls

Post by johnd83 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:13 pm

Good afternoon all,

If is just me or do long tailed tit seems to always go for the fat balls. This afternoon I counted 15 long tailed tits feeding on the fat balls not the seed. I have also seem this at other feeding station near where I live.

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by Placido » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:16 pm

On the rare occasions when I am visited by LTTs, I find that they seem naturally to target hanging food of any sort rather than venture onto the ground.
I am fortunate enough to have a fair few trees and shrubs and have observed them firkling about along the twigs and branches searching for arboreal food in preference to coming down to the food on the lawn.
All the other types of tit which visit will happily come down, but the LTTs like to stay up high :shrug:.

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by johnd83 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:30 pm

I have various hanging type of feed but the all the ltt seems to go for the fat balls. I wasn't sure if there was a reason other than choice.

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 pm

I only get LTTs very occasionally but when the do come it is usually the hanging fat ball feeder that takes their interest. They are by nature arboreal so I think a visit to the ground would be a very rare event.

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by johnd83 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:54 pm

I counted 15 on my rear garden feeding station this afternoon. Lovely to watch. I also had 7 starlings enjoying my meal worms.

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by Placido » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 am

15 LTTs is good going, Johnd :clap:.

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:03 pm

johnd83 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:54 pm
I counted 15 on my rear garden feeding station this afternoon. Lovely to watch. I also had 7 starlings enjoying my meal worms.
Fifteen :wow: That is more than I see in a year. :nod:

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by Butterfly » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm

johnd83 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:54 pm
I counted 15 on my rear garden feeding station this afternoon. Lovely to watch. I also had 7 starlings enjoying my meal worms.
That sure is a lot of LTTs :wow: , I'm so jealous :D . I only saw a couple in my garden.

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Re: Fat Balls

Post by greenfinch2 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:43 pm

I have never seen one .

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