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The Birds

leefer

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Are really struggling.....the weather is so cold i cant keep the water from icing on the bird table.
Our resident blackbird is ok if looking a little sluggish..back for the fourth winter..amazing how he knows every year.
Alas i think the other birds are taking a severe beating me thinks.
 
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I'm diligently topping up water, replacing suet trays and fat balls etc at a rate of knots since I hung them over the fence beyond my boundaries - birds seem to detour away from my garden. I missed my bird table dreadfully when Elaine returned home with cat in tow 11 years ago - since then she always left home on a piece of elastic but the cat stayed here. I felt it wrong to entice the tweeties into the feline den so I abstained from buying seeds/nuts/suet for a while. I then decided to give Crowley the cat a timetable he must adhere to and the birds had an open-garden-times style menu which used to work pretty well. They risk it for fat/suet etc. but despite me ensuring Crowley doesn't go out at bird table times, they are very wary of my little patch of England - fortunately the neighbours feed them well - birdbrains don't seem to acknowledge that cats climb fences etc. :biggrin:
I do agree they must be struggling, certainly not the usual numbers I'd expected :(
 

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We have two cats....but i think it is more a case of how enclosed your garden is.
I have a smallish garden with fairly high fences....makes birds a little wary.
Also living in a Town the thuggish magpies and seagulls seem to scare the smaller birds.
 

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'Our' birds are having a feast.

We make our own brand of fat balls and together with all the usual crushed nuts, seeds, grain and food scraps. They're eating like Kings and Queens.:):)

They're also helping themselves to my chooks feed.:mad::2fun:

They even get a large bowl of warm porridge with dried fruit in the morning, and that doesn't last long.
Muesli seems to be favourite at the moment, I wonder why.:rolleyes:

Steve.:)
 

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'Our' birds are having a feast.

We make our own brand of fat balls and together with all the usual crushed nuts, seeds, grain and food scraps. They're eating like Kings and Queens.:):)

They're also helping themselves to my chooks feed.:mad::2fun:

They even get a large bowl of warm porridge with dried fruit in the morning, and that doesn't last long.
Muesli seems to be favourite at the moment, I wonder why.:rolleyes:

Steve.:)
Muesli....maybe there on a diet Steve:biggrin:

I wouldnt say our birds are cheeky but a crow knocked on my door and asked for some brown sauce yesterday...didnt like the sausage out there...was a tad bland he reckoned.
 

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Muesli....maybe there on a diet Steve:biggrin:

I wouldnt say our birds are cheeky but a crow knocked on my door and asked for some brown sauce yesterday...didnt like the sausage out there...was a tad bland he reckoned.
Blame my missus for their health kick........she buys anything thats on the 'cheapy' shelf for the birds.

As for me........ gimme bacon and tommy sauce.:2fun::2fun:...I'll crow about that.!!:biggrin:
 
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