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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:55 pm





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Post  Laikipia on Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Great pics thanks for posting PPH

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Post  littlewid on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:48 pm

Those are stunning pics PPH, it almost looks as if they were posing for them. Your friend has a knack for a good photo, they really are lovely and the pics are much appreciated. They are quite animated pics with either their mouth open or with seed or a berry in it, just brilliant. Thanks for posting them PPH Very Happy
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Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:50 pm

Thanks for showing us your friends pics PPH they are really good and close up.
The young male Greater Spotted Woodpecker does have a red crown, the conclusive indentification would be seeing the wing pattern. If you look at your original Lesser Woodpecker post, you will see the difference in the 2 Pics I put on, that should help
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:31 pm

We have revamped the feeder we bought as we were not happy with the hight, Mrs S got a big pot and we filled it with rubble and soil then finished it with slate being in Wales, and moved it so we can see it out of the window which will make it easier to take photos, and videos, and also its higher


affraid affraid I've just seen the price on the ticket Mrs S left on the Tub
scratch scratch Now where's my credit card gone

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:57 am

Laughing well done Mrs S Laughing and good idea to raise it a bit WS.

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ps yesterday for the first time we had a greater spotted woodpecker visit - i was very excited as i've never seen one before. It was bigger and had red underneath, i'll keep a look out and try and get a photo if he returns.

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Post  littlewid on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:58 pm

Thats much safer WS and even better now you can see it out of the window and we will get more pics and videos bounce Oh yeah.....nearly forgot......Nice one Mrs S

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:42 pm

Glad you have a Greater Spotted Lai look forward to seeing the pics ours is really alert. The slightest monvement and he's off before you can raise the camera. It just show what can happen if you put a feeding station up. It's just over 12 Months since we moved here, and we had no little birds atall. Now we have between 25 to 30 Sparrows, loads of Blue, Great, and Coal tits. A pair of Bullfinches. The dreaded Crows of course, Collered Doves. Our 2 Woodpeckers, and yesterday we saw our first Robin cheers cheers
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:28 am

On my travels I bought this yesterday. Its a fat ball holder where you stab the fat balls and thread the metal rod through and hang it up. I thought it might be worth a go

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:26 pm

Good idea PPH - let us know if it works well. Hopefully the crows and jackdaws won't be able to use it!

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Post  littlewid on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:27 pm

That looks handy PPH and the fat balls will be easier for the birds to get at I imagine. A nice little find.
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:16 pm

Just thought I'd let you know how are new Bird feeder is going PPH




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Post  littlewid on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:10 pm

Sorry WS, I know you posted those for PPH but boy what a busy feeder that is Very Happy it's gone down a treat hasn't it. Two brilliant videos cheers
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Post  whitestarling on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:39 pm

Thats OK LW they are for everyone to enjoy
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:24 pm

Those are great videos, sorry for the silence lately but my laptop died a death and has to survive using the computer at work

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:06 pm

Welcome back PPH - good to hear from you ..........

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Post  Doogs on Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:39 pm

Good to hear from you PPH, lots for you to catch up with affraid
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Post  whitestarling on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:28 pm

cheers cheers cheers Welcome back PPH we missed you. Glad you liked the Videos
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:55 pm

Despite buying the new fat ball holder the other month the birds have not used them. If I break the fat balls up and put them in the trays they eat it. So I think that due to the location of the feeder and the face there isnt much space that they must find it difficult to land on anything hanging from the feeder.

They have been taken down and I am going to stick to trays
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Post  Safari Maiden on Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi PPH,

It sounds like you have found what works for the birds that visit your garden, which in turn can only mean more birds.

With having two cats I only put seed out on a tray in winter, as the boys usually stay inside more. I would happily leave seed out all year, but would not want to tempt fate.

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Post  littlewid on Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:54 pm

Nice to see you back PPH Very Happy

I brought some new stuff for my feeder too and so far no luck. I had a Robin a few weeks back but nothing since......I need to reorganise my feeder obviously they don't like what is there.....fussy birds Very Happy

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Post  Laikipia on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:14 am

I find it takes a while for the birds to get used to new feeders and feed. It makes me laugh when they say food for robins or finches or bluetits etc. My lot eat everything and are always trying the different feeders - the ones that are supposed to feed on the ground are often not on the ground Very Happy and vice versa.

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:12 pm

had a bit of silly five minutes at my feeder yesterday

I have a regular robin who visits and he was happily feeding from one of the higher trays yesterday afternoon when a female blackbird decided to land and feed from the lower tray. The robin didnt appreciate this and flew off and decided to show his annoyance very loudly and dive bombed the female blackbird. After a few goes the blackbird had enough and flew off and the robin started to feed from the lower tray when a great tit landed on one of the top trays followed by a blue tit. the robin flew away and the two tits where sharing the feeder quite happily until the blackbird came back and scared them off.

The robin then decided he wanted to come back and started making noises at the blackbird again and the blackbird just ignored him this time, the great tit then flew back and started feeding and for a while peace reigned over the feeder until..... they were all scared off by a wood pigeon

I have given up trying to get pictures as due to the lack of space the feeder is really close to the window which is great for watching birds but any movement scares them off.

On a better note, I was coming round the corner to fill up the feeder this morning when I heard a rustling in the hedge next to the feeder and only 2 feet away from me was my robin perched on a branch inside the hedge waiting for me to re fill the feeder
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Post  Safari Maiden on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:29 pm

It sounds like it really was crazy at your feeder PPH. I know Robin are extremely territorial even with other birds. I think your Robin has claimed your feeder for himself!

Thanks for the update.

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