Feeding the birds

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Re: Feeding the birds

Postby philvantwo » 26 May 2020, 11:21am

It's either green or a black one with white spots!

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Re: Feeding the birds

Postby mercalia » 2 Jun 2020, 12:14pm

not seeing many blue/great tits at my 3rd floor feeder. But they have been replaced by Robins of all things. I thought they were ground feeders but the ones I see have mastered the spikes I have put up to prevent pigeons getting to the food. I am also seeing starlings - they seem to come early morning as I hear them knocking around the spikes to get to the food. The green parakeets fly all over the place with their raucious banter but they dont visit me any more.

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Re: Feeding the birds

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Jun 2020, 12:51pm

Hi,
So Sparrows and Robbins black birds fighting for the food.
A few great tits they just visit the birdbath to drink.
Occasional goldfinch.
Then you have the crows including jackdaws magpies et cetera.
A few pigeons and one came to grief by one of our several visiting cats.
Dunnocks and blue tits seem to have gone.
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Re: Feeding the birds

Postby peetee » 2 Jun 2020, 6:40pm

Meet Fred and Barney. Rescued from a wall cavity by my daughter while we were out (anyone know a plasterer :wink: ). Advice taken on how to feed and they are doing well. We have decided to take them to a rescue centre as we won’t be able to handle it if the worst happens.
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Re: Feeding the birds

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Jun 2020, 7:07pm

Hi,
Oh the hedgehogs are coming out during daylight, that's not very normal unless they are really hungry, maybe building a family?
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Re: Feeding the birds

Postby philvantwo » 2 Jun 2020, 8:40pm

Had a wren nesting in a bush in our garden until about an hour ago, was washing up and saw a magpie attack the nest and eat 2 of the eggs which had fallen to the ground.
Don't know what to do, horrible seeing it, should I shoot them or not?

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Re: Feeding the birds

Postby Cyril Haearn » 2 Jun 2020, 9:06pm

No of course not :?
Birds make new nests and lay new eggs
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