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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:24 pm

Thought I'd better show you a picture of my feeding station

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10965138@N06/4721922410/

As you can see I don't have that much outdoor space I have seeds in one hanger and peanuts/fat balls in another. One tray you can see is a water tray and the other contains some mealworms and see mix. The tray is the most popular with most of the birds but the Great Tits love the peanuts
The feeder stuck on the window has been removed as it wasnt used at all

Sorry not very good at posting images so just put the link


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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:27 pm

oops

thats seed mix not see mix
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:56 pm

That's great to see PPH - thanks for sharing.

How often do you have to refill everything? I seem to restock ours every other day, and more so now than ever before

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:12 pm

the mealworms and seed tray every other day and the water about twice a week because it gets a bit dirty.

the hangers about once a week but only because it needs fresh as they dont really get eaten as the birds like the tray best
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:27 pm

amazing how much these little birds get through especially now they have all fledged - but isn't it great to see them all?

re posting photos WS has posted a thread on how to download a photo from your PC under membership etc. It's a step by step guide and very easy - believe me i am no techie and i could follow it PPH

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Post  littlewid on Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks for the link to your piccie PPH I have the same feeding station as you, they are cool ones for small places, mine is in my back garden which isnt very huge but they really do serve the purpose don't they and like you, mine is constantly needing to be filled up.

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Post  Safari Maiden on Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:30 am

I would love to have birdfeeder/table, but with the cats and nowhere to put the food out or reach of the cats, Im going to have to make do with your fabulous pictures instead.

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:13 pm

It's great that your making use of the space you have got PPH every little bit helps our feathered friends, thanks for showing us. If you do need any help with uploading any Pics just PM me, and we will sort it
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:32 pm

thanks for all the messages

one of the advantages of having not very little space is that the feeding station is right next to my living room window and I can sit on my sofa and watch the birds come and go.

I noticed last night as I was filling it up that the perch on the hanging feeder with the peanuts had claw marks on it which werent there the other day. So I may not see them using the feeder but I know its being used
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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:30 pm

We have our fat ball holder & half coconut hanging just outside the kitchen window it's the only place where we can hang it and see the birds feeding, but it does make it difficult taking photos
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Post  Safari Maiden on Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:32 pm

My stepfather has dementia so he has gotten to the point where he can no longer paint, read etc. So I got him for christmas the clear perspex stick on window feeder, like you have PPH and he sits and watches the birds for hours.

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:28 pm

I do love watching the birds and it is very relaxing especially when you're in the house with a cup of coffee and not outside in the rain
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Post  Laikipia on Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:17 pm

So true PPH

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:33 pm

I decided that as the birds tend to just use the feeding tray that I would remove the 2 hanging feeders and replace them with feeding trays on both hooks.

I didnt think it would work but the hooks are just long enough to hold them securely and since Ive done this the birds are coming more often. I dont know its because it is easier for them feed because of the lack of space and that the trays are now above the hedge line but it works. Will get a pic of the new set up on here already but I have already managed to get a closer look at my sparrow visitor and its not a house sparrow as I thought but its a tree sparrow bounce bounce bounce
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Post  littlewid on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:54 pm

Well done for adapting your feeder PPH. We often think that what we buy is just as the birds would like it, your birds obviously prefer their newly adapted feeder, very ingenous of you cheers look forward to the pictures.
Got this link for the RSPB and the Tree Sparrow, i'm sure you know all about them but thought I would post it for you anyway.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/t/treesparrow/index.aspx

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:19 pm

That's great news PPH - looking forward to seeing some photos when you can.

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:48 pm

Well done PPH persiverance pays off. I bet its great to see them all now you've changed it look forward to seeing your pic
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:07 pm

thanks everyone

will try and get some pictures. I did try and get a picture of the female chaffinch that comes to the feeder. The other day it kept on coming every 10mins so I took my camera and even hid half behind the curtains so I didnt startle her.

I waited for over 45mins and she didnt come back, as soon as I gave up and moved away she came back.

Its a conspiracy I tell you xxx
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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:23 pm

Always the way!!! I think they are camera shy!!
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:00 pm

These birds are smarter than we think - but they'll get used to seeing you PPH and you'll get some photos in no time.

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Post  littlewid on Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:58 pm

Us humans get out witted by the animals nearly every time......theres never a dumb animal, they are all clever in their own way Very Happy Good luck with capturing the little Chaffinch PPH.

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:39 pm

I'm having the same trouble PPH with our woodpecker He appears outside the kitchen window when Mrs S is in the kitchen, but everytime I'm there he's nowhere around. I've even tried camouflaging myself as a pane of glass, but he saw right through me scratch
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:12 am

affraid that's really bad WS - lol!

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Post  littlewid on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:14 am

You beat me to this one Lai, was just about to warn PPH that WS's jokes are really bad.......watch out for them PPH, they are shocking What a Face

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:50 pm

I did groan a bit when I heard that Joke

I've heard worse though as I have a friend who is obsessed with puns.

On a different note as I was walking to work today through an alley that leads to the bus station I saw out of the corner of my eye a bird fly past and land on one of those big planters they have in towns nowadays and start pecking at the soil

I looked around and it was a tree sparrow, I was only a few feet away from it and it didnt see to notice. We must have a few around here, I live in Banbury, Oxfordshire btw for them to be seen around town
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