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by Jacksparrow
Fri May 14, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1681
Views: 788547

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Birds with one leg seem to cope reasonably well from what I've seen. They might miss out in a real scramble for food and mating might be a bit tricky but in general they are OK.
by Jacksparrow
Thu May 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1681
Views: 788547

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

My garden suddenly appears to be Wood Pigeon central. Every time I go out the back of the house I disturb at least two and often more Woodies. I always have Woodies visit but they are usually transient and not a constant presence. There may be some courting going on :love: but I have seen little sig...
by Jacksparrow
Wed May 12, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS
Replies: 178
Views: 117876

Re: SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS

I saw 6 Swifts this afternoon. I had heard the screaming during the morning but I couldn't see any.
by Jacksparrow
Wed May 12, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 417
Views: 238629

Re: BIRD FEEDING

It seems the new food offering has not been met with big approval. I put some in the enclosed feeder I use for mealworms and only about half was taken but I put some in an open bowl and it all disappeared. The Sparrows seemed to be very wary about going through the wire mesh on the enclosed feeder s...
by Jacksparrow
Tue May 11, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 417
Views: 238629

Re: BIRD FEEDING

A new "Pound Stretcher" has opened in my town so I went for a look. The only purchase I made was for a bag of Black Soldier Fly Larvae. They are dried and like quite like mealworms. I had not seen any before and will be interested to see how well they go down.
by Jacksparrow
Tue May 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1681
Views: 788547

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Butterfly wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 7:34 pm
Willpar wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 5:21 pm
they like having their bath, which makes them slow flyers.
I saw one of the fledgeling landing right next to an adult and started screaming, for no reason. The adult just turned around and pecked him/her :laugh:
Kids eh! Who'd ave um?
by Jacksparrow
Mon May 10, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1270
Views: 701546

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Butterfly wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 11:09 pm
I thought you always get them Willpar, what happened to your hedgehogs? :unsure: Do you think its because of badgers that are visiting you?
I don't know what willpar thinks but I would think the badger visit and the Hogs disappearance could well be linked.
by Jacksparrow
Sat May 08, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 365
Views: 229573

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

It looks fine to me as it is.
by Jacksparrow
Sat May 08, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1681
Views: 788547

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Well done Butterfly :clap: but the bad news is that once a Magpie has identified a likely food source they are unlikely to be permanently deterred. You may have more rescues to do.
by Jacksparrow
Fri May 07, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 196
Views: 109257

Re: TADPOLES

Willpar wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:16 pm
That`s a shame JS. Hope there are more you never seen.
So do I willpar :frog: