The birds they mock me

The birds they mock me

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sticks090460

811 posts

123 months

Monday 19th April
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Tawny owl chick mocking me.

Smollet

6,332 posts

155 months

Monday 19th April
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Male blackcap




SCEtoAUX

3,681 posts

46 months

Tuesday 20th April
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BIRMA said:
SCEtoAUX said:
Greenfinches have now become regular visitors. Is there any bird that doesn't like sunflower hearts?

The Green and Goldfinches in my garden hop between the Sunflower Hearts and Niger Seeds and can't seem to decide which they prefer. Other birds seem to clear up the rusks they seem to drop.
When I had only niger seeds the Goldfinches didn't even show up. Once I got the sunflower hearts the Goldfinches came in for them and then it was almost as if they rediscovered niger seeds, and they ate those too. (Indeed, someone on Youtube said their tastes have changed over the last few years).

Th greenfinches only seem to go for the sunflower seeds though, I haven't seen them eating niger seeds.

Blue and Great Tits eat the sunflower seeds, though they also go for the peanuts. I haven't seen either of the finch species going for peanuts, I don't think they can hold on to the wire container, they need a perch.

Sunflower hearts in a feeder with a perch seem to be the universal food, though I like to have a variety out.

DibblyDobbler

10,723 posts

162 months

Tuesday 20th April
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A Wren has a little snack smile


Snack time! by Mike Smith, on Flickr

Smollet

6,332 posts

155 months

Wednesday 21st April
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CooperD

2,496 posts

142 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Smollet

6,332 posts

155 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Bushy Park


CooperD

2,496 posts

142 months

Monday 26th April
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Apparently yesterday was World Penguin Day so found this one of a Macaroni penguin taken when I was in the Falklands with the RAF several years ago now.


General Price

3,503 posts

148 months

Monday 26th April
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DibblyDobbler said:
A Wren has a little snack smile


Snack time! by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Cracking pic Dibbly.

I love wrens,it's amazing that something so tiny can make such a racket.biggrin

Smollet

6,332 posts

155 months

Monday 26th April
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DibblyDobbler

10,723 posts

162 months

Monday 26th April
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General Price said:
DibblyDobbler said:
A Wren has a little snack smile


Snack time! by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Cracking pic Dibbly.

I love wrens,it's amazing that something so tiny can make such a racket.biggrin
Cheers thumbup

Vintage Racer

447 posts

110 months

Tuesday 27th April
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DibblyDobbler said:
A Wren has a little snack smile


Snack time! by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Super shot Mike.......a photo of a wren still eludes me!

Edited by Vintage Racer on Tuesday 27th April 07:26

Smollet

6,332 posts

155 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Treecreeper. Amazing camouflage



DibblyDobbler

10,723 posts

162 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Vintage Racer said:
Super shot Mike.......a photo of a wren still eludes me!
Praise from the master! biggrin

Thanks Glynn.

Smollet

6,332 posts

155 months

Wednesday 28th April
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This sprawk flew into a window at my local yesterday. After a period of recovery he flew off.


Vintage Racer

447 posts

110 months

Saturday 1st May
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a couple from the garden this week in the rain........Little Owl and Great Spotted Woodpecker.

GHP_3235 by Glynn Hobbs, on Flickr

GHP_3166 by Glynn Hobbs, on Flickr


DibblyDobbler

10,723 posts

162 months

Saturday 1st May
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Superb Glynn! clap

Byker28i

34,358 posts

182 months

Sunday 2nd May
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This has taken to sitting on the fence, doesn't care I'm 10 feet away




and he has a mate, or 4 of these usually join him...

Byker28i

34,358 posts

182 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Couple more from the garden




DibblyDobbler

10,723 posts

162 months

Sunday 2nd May
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A couple from today smile


Bluetit (1) by Mike Smith, on Flickr


Bluetit (2) by Mike Smith, on Flickr