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Better Late Than Never.

Postby laurie53 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:03 am

Just had my first family of blackbirds in the garden, three rather fine males.

Best I stock up on mealworms!
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Re: Better Late Than Never.

Postby Penny » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:02 am

Delighted for you. As we live within a rookery we get lots of birds all year round including the lovely blackbird. pleased you encourage them. Hope you are keeping well. cheers Penny
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Postby laurie53 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:18 pm

Blackbirds (and the ubiquitous starlings and sparrows) are about all we do get these days Penny.

When we first moved here we were feeding lots of finches, tits, dunnocks, wrens and so on.

Intensive use of herbicides and pesticides on the surrounding fields has removed their food and trey have gone elsewhere.
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Postby Penny » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:41 pm

Such a shame. I hope ours remain here. we buy lots of seed and biscuits and as soon a I enter the rear garden they stand waiting for me to throw some biscuit. I have quite a bit of fun and there is always one gets very friendly and I always name him or her George..Enjoy your time with them. cheers Penny
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Postby laurie53 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:32 am

I think that I posted some years ago that I awoke early one day and was in the kitchen making tea at about 5.30 - it wanted at least an hour until dawn.

I was startled by a tap on the window and looked up to see a female blackbird indicating quite clearly that she wanted breakfast!
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Postby Penny » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:42 pm

Hooray, just had our first Pied Woodpecker this year. So pleased we thought we had lost them. cheers Penny
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Postby dita » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:50 pm

We have Greater Spotted at the moment also Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, their colours are beautiful at this time of years.
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Postby laurie53 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:40 pm

Haven't seen them in the UK for years, but we had both in Germany, along with all manner of birds, we also had a family of red squirrels, the youngsters who would play with us peeping around tree boles for all the world like human babies hiding their eyes!
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