Posted: 11/07/2017 at 07:25
That's great news josusa as I want to put some raspberries in and was wondering if I would need to net them - hopefully my birds will be similarly picky and ignore them.
our birds haven't disappeared and we can hardly keep up with the feeders. We have loads of fledging tits and goldfinches eating their way through everything we put out. I do remember that it suddenly went quiet for a few weeks in the summer last year but hasn't happened yet.
I do find the comments on magpies interesting - we have magpies who frequently visit the garden and are nesting nearby in a huge sycamore, along with at least two pairs of blackbirds. The magpies are often in our garden and yet we have loads of little birds as well. Maybe it's something about numbers - our run of gardens has a flock of resident goldfinches - at least twenty - so maybe they feel safer in numbers. Think we must have quite a few great tits but they don't fly around together to be sure but we have had four or five nests in the eaves between us and our immediate neighbour as well as in a nest box, the second batches have just fledged.
I quite enjoy watching the antics of our magpies - one has quite a bath time ritual in our pond. They are such talkative birds and real characters. We also have quite a few jackdaws locally and they also visit our garden to hoover up the seed that's fallen from the feeders - love their chattering.
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