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Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 14:38

Thank you madpenguin I will explore all possibilities. We have repuditley rats in the area so it is important for me to find a reliable feeder which will not collapse!

Thanow everyone for your input.

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 12:03

Thank you Patsy for your reply. I will certainly check Wilko's out. They do sometimes have some good things   In their store. I once bought a bird box there very cheaply.

I do soak my feeders and use a baby bottle cleaner to remove those stubborn bits but it is a chore!

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 11:57

Thanks for your reply Peanuts. Unfortunately I bought a feeder just like the one advertised from the RSPB at the Tatton garden show but I find the top difficult to line up and have had it drop onto the ground more than once. I have, however managed to put it together for the bird watch and it hasn't fallen yet! The easiest one to clean is the one I bought from Aldi but it is a bit flimsy and only has a small rod for the birds to settle, only really suitable for bluetits.

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 09:40

I cleaned out my bird feeders to refill for the bird watch hour I had comitted to do. What a job it was. Why can't someone invent a feeder that is easy to pull apart and put together again after cleaning?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 16:42

Happy Days Frank, your Sunday sounds good. I and my OH have just had a swim at our local leisure centre and it was good to get off the sofa. Weather too awful for a walk and I am longing to get in the garden.No mint yet in my pot in the greenhouse so no mint sauce with our lamb tonight. Hope tomorrow brings brighter skies.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 11:48

Dull and damp. Bird watch done but visibility so very poor so I couldn't record all the birds that visited my garden because it was impossible to identify them, perhaps I should have chosen another day.

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Posted: 28/01/2017 at 07:14

I think I would call him Dave the Brave if he climbs the trees before cutting limbs off! I use to see tree surgeons culling trees where I worked and I know what a skill it is.

If you are from North Wales we will definitely get your weather but Im not sure about South Wales.

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Posted: 27/01/2017 at 18:56

Rach where are you ? I am guessing you are in the UK. We haven't had any rain yet here in Cheshire but I suppose it could be on its way from you. Hope your tree surgeon manages to finish the job you gave him tomorrow

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 16:33

Much warmer now than it was this morning. I suppose colder weather would have improved my bird count as tomorrow I am doing the bird watch thing. Cleaned out the feeders to refill. What a job! Why can't someone invent an easy to wash bird feeder? I made some lovely bird cake with raisins, cheese and lard, mostly ignored so far. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 13:57

Frank, your memories are lovely and made me smile. I fear that young people today are not so innocent but perhaps that is just as well!  I have lost several of my childhood friends and it is very sad but I suppose that is life. 

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