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by Jacksparrow
Mon May 16, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1859
Views: 1063852

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

My garden has been extremely busy lately, starlings fledglings are everywhere and creating mayhem as they usually do, jackdaws are around too taking suet away clearly feeding their babies, a pair of GSW are also taking suet away all the time and I saw a couple of blue tits taking a nesting material...
by Jacksparrow
Mon May 16, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: ROBINS
Replies: 298
Views: 225058

Re: ROBINS

Quite a few questions there :nod: I will try to answer some but others may have better answers. Robins do not often go for nest boxes but prefer a shelf-like arrangement they can build their nest on. Male Wrens build several nests and then the female selects one of them to lay her eggs so it is unli...
by Jacksparrow
Sat May 14, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: ROBINS
Replies: 298
Views: 225058

Re: ROBINS

My pair of nesting Robins are still busy feeding but I think fledging will not be long now. :)
by Jacksparrow
Fri May 13, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 448
Views: 338849

Re: STARLINGS

Willpar wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 8:18 pm
My numbers are building, but they seem quiet.
Send them up here, you can have mine :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Fri May 13, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 448
Views: 338849

Re: STARLINGS

The young starlings have been in my garden all day today and haven't been silent at any time. :dogrun: :drumroll:
by Jacksparrow
Fri May 13, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 477
Views: 347281

Re: BLACKBIRDS

A good little clip Willpar. I saw my females taking soggy moss from the pond margins a couple of weeks ago.
by Jacksparrow
Fri May 13, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: ROBINS
Replies: 298
Views: 225058

Re: ROBINS

Firstly welcome to the forum Roman111 :wave2: You have asked a good few questions but it seems you are not too far away from doing the right thing. Personally I have always kept the live mealworms in the bag they came in making sure the opening on the top was secure at all times . I never bothered a...
by Jacksparrow
Thu May 12, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 217
Views: 148612

Re: TADPOLES

Willpar wrote:
Wed May 11, 2022 9:21 pm
How are the tadpoles doing JS?
They are still growing but I get the feeling that numbers are down on last year.
by Jacksparrow
Thu May 12, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Fat Balls
Replies: 10
Views: 6156

Re: Fat Balls

May has arrived and that means two annual events happen in my garden. The fledgling starlings love fatballs and noisily fight over taking their turn on the feeder. Then there are the Jackdaws who are now feeding nestlings and they also want to pillage the fatballs. Consequently the consumption of fa...
by Jacksparrow
Tue May 10, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS
Replies: 193
Views: 151425

Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

I saw my first Swifts of the year today. It's official summer has arrived. :nod: :banana: