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Post  princesspurplehippy on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:16 am

apart from a few smears and handprints very clean!!!

thanks for asking, I'm looking forward to the weekend so I can sit and watch the birds through clean windows Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  littlewid on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Embarassed sorry PPH I didn't mean are they cleaner, just wondering if you were enjoying having new double glazing but glad they are giving you a better view and I hope the birds give you a good weekend treat and arrive en mass for you Very Happy

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:26 pm

you have nothing to worry about littlwid I didnt take what you said as a criticism Very Happy Very Happy

I've been out today re positioning my feeder to where it was before so I can get a great view and have already had several visits from my Robin who is looking very healthy and well fed.
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Post  littlewid on Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:42 pm

Glad we are ok about the windows PPH Very Happy

Lovely to hear that your little Robin is looking well and healthy. It's important to ensure the little birds are well fed before the winter really hits. I'm stil waiting for my feeder to take off, we have had a lot of seagulls around lately and I am wondering if they are keeping the other birds away?

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:52 pm

it took about 2 months for mine to get visitors so it'll be fine. Once they know its there it'll be so busy with visitors. At this time of year there are so many berries around. Mine didnt start getting regular visitors until the heavy snow we had at the beginning of the year when it was hard to find food. Just think, if you had lots of food in your cupboard would you make the effort to go to Sainsbury's

It also looks like the suet pellets I've been putting out are a great success as they are all gone. I'm glad as its so important for them to get some fat in the winter
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Post  Safari Maiden on Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:43 am

I have just cleaned out my baking cupboard and all the seeds for my breads that are out of date I am putting out for the birds. An added treat!

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Post  Laikipia on Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:56 am

Brilliant idea SM - they will love that

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Post  littlewid on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:34 pm

Thats a brilliant idea SM cheers i'm sure they will go down a treat Very Happy

I'm going to get some of those pellets PPH and see if they help. I do have a red berry bush near the feeder and I thought that may help but maybe they are the kind of berries the birds don't eat, i'm not sure. I am not going to give up though as I want to help feed them for the winter so I will keep changing the food and keep my fingers crossed.

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Post  whitestarling on Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:53 pm

Suet pellets are really good for the Birds, another food although expensive is sunflower hearts they reduce the amount of energy the small Birds expend on getting to the food as they dont have to break open the sunflower seed. We have a new visitor on our feeding station a Nut Hatch. We havent had one before, I'm going to try to get a photo or video of it tomorrow, now I'm back home from the Pub
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Post  Safari Maiden on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:03 pm

Looking forward to seeing your Nut Hatch WS!

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:12 pm

Trying my best, but I havent seen it today. I did collect some acorns on my walk with Misty as they are supposed to like to collect these to store for winter
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:28 pm

thats a really good idea WS, taking advantage of nature's harvest
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Post  littlewid on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:18 pm

Looking forward to a picture of your new visitor WS. How lovely to be getting new little ones visiting. I am still hoping the birds around here find my feeding station before the real hard winter sets in which looks like it may be happening at the weekend.

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:44 am

All frozen today - poor birds. We found the nuthatch visited for days WS and then vanished again, funny how these birds come and go.

At the moment we are feeding 2 cock pheasants and 4 hen pheasants - it's chaos when they all decide to get round the tray on the ground and of course the big old cock pheasant who we call Fizal, always wins!

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:59 am

It might be the same here Lai, have'nt seen it for a couple of days, but I'm keeping my eyes peeled
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Post  whitestarling on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:50 pm

The Nuthatch was back yesterday, got a couple of pics, but there not really any good. We also had a visit from 6 Long Tailed Tits the first I have seen. It seems they move around in little groups, and feed on insects, but they are starting to visit feeders more, and more. I have'nt seen them today, but I hope they stay around, they are a lovely little Bird
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:15 pm

That's great news WS - we see them in the woods but not at our feeders.

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:13 pm

I saw the workmen who installed my windows this morning and I thanked them for moving the feeder. They said that was no problem and they even took some of my food that I had on the windowsill and made sure that it was all filled up for me

It restores you faith in people when you hear that
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Post  littlewid on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:15 pm

That was really nice of them PPH and as you say, it restores your faith in people and goes to prove that not all workman are bad.

Looking forward to your pics WS, even if you don't think they are good, we would love to see them.

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:16 pm

To true PPH, its rare these days to find workmen so thoughtful especialy looking out for our wildlife
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:20 am

I've not tried this website but found this in the BBC Wildlife magazine.

Vine House farm - bird food direct from our farm. Free delivery and they grow most of it themselves with next day delivery.

5% of their taking go straight to the Wildlife Trusts - so that's a +

Worth checking the prices I think.

www.vinehousefarm.co.uk or tel 01775 630208

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:04 pm

I will check that out Lai thanks. I did a search earlier in Charity's Easysearch for suppliers as the Birds are really getting through the food here
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Post  littlewid on Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:45 pm

Nice one Lai. I have just had a little lok at their site and will check out the prices, they seem to sell alot of bird stuff. Maybe the birds will prefere their food to the food I am putting out.
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Post  whitestarling on Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:48 pm

This is a Pic of the Nuthatch not very good, but you can just see the colours


Will try to get a better one. I just missed one this morning, camera in the wrong place Mad
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Post  littlewid on Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:42 pm

He's hanging upside down there isn't he WS Very Happy at least we got to see him which is lovely. I know what you mean about camera in the wrong place. I wished I had mine with me at lunchtime today, I popped out to the supermarket to get some cat food and in the car park was a family of seagulls. Someone had rather naughtily dropped a sandwich and they were eating it, but the baby one had sat on the bonnet of someones car and was breaking a piece of the sandwich into small pieces and was then eating it. He was a chubby thing but so cute. I'm sure the car owner would not be amused but it would have made a wonderful picture......if only I had taken my camera to work Rolling Eyes

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