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Lazarus

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SWMBO dug the crate of bird-feeders out yesterday, as the UK weather finally turns a little cooler after our extended balmy Summer.

A pleasant surprise to note that the very first visitors were one of our favourites, the Long Tailed Tit.

Sitting having my brekkie just now, we've got Blue Tits, Greenfinch, Robin and Chaffinch.

A nightmare to photograph as the bird table is so close to the house and the little fellas are so twitchy, hence creating a new Topic, aside from Nature Pics, where Members can report unillustrated sightings over this Winter.
 
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Great Tits have arrived (No smut, please).
 
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Blackbirds,Thrushes,Blue Tits,Rooks,Seagulls,Wrens,Robin,Pigeons,Collard Doves,Jays,Crows,Magpies,Great Tits & Sparrows,

I try to feed them every day in the winter.
 
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I still see the normal ones though not as many.Sparrows, a few Blackbirds, The white blackbird still comes a few times a day to feed on the suet.blue tits.The only bird in sight just now is the Robin it seems to be having a turf war with the Sparrows.I hear Magpies and crows but do not see them much.And of course Pidgeons.That is about to change now though going down the garden now to load the birdhut and tray.
 
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#5
Have my feeders out all year, but a;so put out suet blocks when the weather gets colder. May but my trail cam looking at the fat block, as that attracts the woodpeckers and Long-tailed tits.
 
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I have got through about 15kg of sunflower seeds already.The nuthatches appear to be caching them as they wouldn't be able to fly if they were eating all they take.
 
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Blackbirds, Blue Tits, A Robin, many Starlings which alight upon and colonise the fatball holder before roosting, Collared Doves (an exotic species in my garden when I was young).

Magpies. Started to build nests in the tall trees in gardens at front and back of the house a couple of years ago. Have been taking Blackbird eggs and fledgelings this year, and I'm here to tell you that, if at the point of a gun I was forced to eliminate a species of bird for ever from the suburban gardens around my patch...
 
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I have baby robin just popped up, and he has been coming back several times a day.

He seems to be fussy over the fat balls I put out, they don't like the wilkinson's fat balls.

He likes the peckish fat balls.

Feed The Birds_993260
I have peanuts, a suet candle, some block of seed (can't remember what)

And I buy the peckish winter seed mix.
 
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Wwe have lost the greenfinches over the last 10 years - they used to be regular visitors but they are exceedingly rare here now.

Chaffie numbers have gone down too. One success story has been tree sparrows - we get 4 or 5 in the garden most days, although this is at the expense of the house sparrows

One unwelcome visitor is a brown rat which has taken to coming into the garden scurrying up the bird feeder post & sitting on top of the posts surveying his domain. The bloke from the farm will be bringing some poison down in the next few days.......

In the meantime I try to give him a high pressure enema with a water squirt gun :D
 
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The nuthatches appear to be caching them as they wouldn't be able to fly if they were eating all they take.
Tell me about it. And they don't remember where they've put it either. I've seen sunflowers started growing out off chopped down tree trunks.
 
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The word has got around .....Coal Tit has just heaved in to view.
 
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And I've just discovered SWMBO has flashed up more Feeders in the back garden, so now I need eyes in the back of my head or to institute a patrol regime.
 
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Speaking of small birds, this little thing flew into the living room window a few weeks back, it had a bit of a headache for a while I'm sure... :-lol

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Unless I am much mistaken, that is a Firecrest.

We have experienced kamikaze blue tits, nuthatches and blackbirds over the years and recently my neighbour and I watched incredulously as an adult Pheasant flew at full tilt into a window of another house in the village.
 
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And now the Goldfinches have arrived.
 
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Feed The Birds.....

....in reference to the above thread title, are the bags of feed still retailing at 2d??....(or more likely 6d allowing for inflation and market fluctuation)
 
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