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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Selby White » 28 Aug 2017, 16:58

johnh wrote:
Selby White wrote:Was a large hawk type bird (would say 8 to 10inch) on our garden fence the other morning.

On a different note had a Pigeon kill itself by flying at speed into our kitchen window a couple of days ago. Hit it so hard I was surprised it didn't smash the glass.
Buried in the garden with a nice plant next to the grave.


Over the years we had several birds fly into our patio windows. We stuck silhouettes of predator birds, hawks etc., on the window and had no more problems.

PS Spelt silhouette without looking it up in the dictionary. :D


Good idea John but don't want to scare the birds off as we get all sorts it's good to watch.
First time it's happend in 17 years living here so putting it down to a one off.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 31 Oct 2017, 15:30

We had a flock ( or should I say a charm ) of 17 goldfinch on the roof opposite us this morning.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Barlow Boy » 31 Oct 2017, 15:42

NottinghamWhite wrote:We had a flock ( or should I say a charm ) of 17 goldfinch on the roof opposite us this morning.

If you haven’t already done so, get some Niger seeds in your feeders mate, they will come flocking.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 01 Nov 2017, 10:45

Barlow Boy wrote:
NottinghamWhite wrote:We had a flock ( or should I say a charm ) of 17 goldfinch on the roof opposite us this morning.

If you haven’t already done so, get some Niger seeds in your feeders mate, they will come flocking.


I'm going into town later & will have a look ;) edited to say the wife's popped out to buy some after an online search I found that Wilkos was by far the cheapest place to buy them. Will keep updating if & or when we start attracting them.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 01 Nov 2017, 12:13

Mission accomplished now off to sort the feeders, watch this space :D


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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Barlow Boy » 01 Nov 2017, 13:25

That’s the ones we use NW, give them time and they will come :thumbup:
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Selby White » 01 Nov 2017, 13:33

BB, The sunflower hearts are cheaper in Home Bargains (the one between the railway and canal bridges), Mrs SW gets them there, same with the fat balls.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Barlow Boy » 01 Nov 2017, 13:39

Selby White wrote:BB, The sunflower hearts are cheaper in Home Bargains (the one between the railway and canal bridges), Mrs SW gets them there, same with the fat balls.

Thanks for that mate, to be honest I leave it to the Mrs but will let her know.

Thanks again for that.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 01 Nov 2017, 13:48

Barlow Boy wrote:That’s the ones we use NW, give them time and they will come :thumbup:


We emptied all the feeders this morning ( 9 in total ) onto the bird table the pigeons will eat it & washed all the holders & refilled. So everything's crossed here :)
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 08 Nov 2017, 12:20

The birds have all gone we are getting none at all in the garden. Our neighbours went to sort their feeders out & decided the werent spending anymore money as the seeds were just getting thrown away. The birds can be heard but for whatever reason don't need human charity.
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