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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: no birds Reply with quote

has any one noticed there are very little birds around this year ... we got the food to fed them but there's only one or two where there used to be thonsands a couple of year ago
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The birds have only started to come to our peanut feeders here in the past 10 days or so..... I think the very mild autumn has meant there has been plenty of food around for them. Don't forget that this time last year we had the big freeze and here we would have been feeding about 200 birds several times a day then.
We are seeing plenty of greenfinches, chaffinches, goldfinches and tits on our feeders since the temperatures have started to drop. I'm sure you have lots of birds around, but maybe they just aren't hungry enough yet ?? I'm sure they will come soon enough.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can have some of my crows and magpies. The blooming crows have dug all my bulbs up and eaten them. I planted over 200 crocus in tubs all over the garden. I kept finding the compost disturbed and all over the place till I caught them in the act. One crow had got about 4 corms in its beak. So as i say you can have some of mine. At the moment I've got a lot of sparrows, chaffinch and wagtails in my garden.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you can have my blackbirds too.

I planted 80 cyclamen corms last year and blackbirds dug up and pecked to bits 75 of them. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Blackbirds also dug up my back garden and created an unholy mess there.

The nicest birds I have in the garden are a pair of wagtails. They are friendly and don't cause any destruction.

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