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Post  Laikipia on Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:16 pm

House sparrows and Tree sparrows, you are lucky PPH, how lovely to see them. Funny how regionalised they are now, whereas you used to see them so much before.

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:38 pm

It is funny!! We get know end of sparrows where I live!! Quite easily the most common bird. I'm in Northamptonshire, so not a million miles away from where you are PPH.
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Post  littlewid on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:43 pm

We had some Sparrows nesting in the Wisteria along the fence between mine and my neighbours garden, sadly I never got to see them, my neighbour said they all fledged his way and the wisteria is so thick I didn't even know they were there until I had the two little Blackbirds in my garden the other week.

My Auntie lives in Banbury PPH Very Happy

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:54 pm



my new feeder set up, the top trays are over the hedge line so its easier for the birds to land on them and they seem to like it
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:56 pm

thanks to WS for the idiots guide to posting a picture
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Post  littlewid on Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:47 pm

You've given me an idea about changing mine now PPH since i've seen yours. I found that the other feeders just often got clogged and the birds didnt use them much so I may just see if I can get some extra trays for mine and set it up like yours.
Where did you get your trays from?

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:06 pm

That looks a great setup now PPH, although it would'nt work where we are up in the hills in North Wales we have to many crows around, but the birds we have seem to feed on the feeders ok. We have just set another one up we got out of a magazine, although it works it's a bit of a rip off I think. I will put a photo on when I get chance. Glad you got your photo on PPH, it does save going through a host site
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:00 am

I got my trays from a very good local pet supplier littlewid called Crofts (your aunt probably knows it) as they have a huge range in bird feeders and accessories. I know that they stock them at the 'pets at home' store but as that is out of the town centre and its not as convenient for me

I know what you mean about crows WS as it has made it easier for the wood pigeons around my flat to land and use it but they dont seem to be stopping the other birds from using it and they are so twitchy that they tend to fly away if they see anything or any movement that they dont like (including me moving indoors) so they are hardly on the feeder
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Post  littlewid on Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:41 pm

Thanks for that PPH, I will have a look at Pets at Home, we have quite a few of those around here but not a crofts, I am sure my Aunt has heard of that though as your in the same area. it will be nice to set the feeder up so it has maximum usage like yours. I also found that once you filled the feeders up if they didnt get eaten and then it rained the whole lot was wasted, so using the trays is going to be better for the birds, so thanks again for the tip Very Happy

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Post  whitestarling on Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:23 pm

This is the one we got out of the magazine when you look at the pic in the magazine it looks about 6ft high


It does seem popular with the birds though the nut, and seed have had to be stocked up already I just worry with it being so low about predators, but up till now it seems OK
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Post  Laikipia on Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:52 am

That's quite some feeding station WS - masses of choice for the birds, but as you say quite low for predators. Our tray was broken off by the jackdaws so now we only have hanging feeders and one tray on the ground.

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:00 pm

thats a really good feeder, I can understand what you mean about it being low
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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:16 pm

The new Feeder seems to be popular no trouble with predators upto now


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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:58 pm

Lovely to see all your birds enjoying the new feeder WS

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Post  littlewid on Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:52 pm

Like the new feeder WS and so do the birds by the look of it Very Happy
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:43 pm

it definatly looks like the birds love the new feeder Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:37 pm

I think I had a juvenile blackbird visit me this morning eating out of the bottom tray. It was coloured black with what looked like cream/white feathers poking through which were very fluffy looking.

The end of its beak was yellow but no yellow around its eye, and when it was sitting on the tray it pretty much filled it with its size
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:45 pm

Any photos PPH? You know how we are with our photos Laughing

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Post  Safari Maiden on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:54 am

Oh yes PPH if you can catch a snap of the little chap we would love to see.

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:01 pm

I will get a photo next time he visits, the birds seem to be a bit more comfortable with me being close to the window without flying off so I will try
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:05 pm

The more your there PPH the more they get used to you, and realise your no threat to them. Keep trying, has your friend see the Woodpecker again
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Post  littlewid on Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:57 pm

Fingers crossed you manage to get a picture PPH, if it's black then it's a male Blackbird as females are a reddish brown. it would be lovely to see him. I wonder how the two little ones are that landed in my garden as fledglings a few weeks ago,i'm hoping they are doing ok.
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:32 pm

whitestarling wrote:The more your there PPH the more they get used to you, and realise your no threat to them. Keep trying, has your friend see the Woodpecker again
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They have seen Woody, as they have named him, they seem to think it might be a juvenile greater spotted woodpecker as they are resident in Scotland and the lesser spotted woodpecker isnt suppose to be in Scotland. They said they will try to get a few more pics and videos
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:17 pm

That's exciting for them, I don't think we see many Greater spotted woodpeckers - some more photos and videos would be great.

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:51 pm

here are some pics my friends have managed to get of Woody and some of his friends


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