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birds in my garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:51

I haven't seen a bullfinch for quite a few years - I used to see them a lot on the farm and smallholding. 

Hope you're feeling better soon - my brother has flu and he says it's watching the birds that is keeping him sane - I said 'no comment' - after all, I am his big sister

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:48

Mmmm - I think I might have to extend the bed in the front garden - west facing but shaded by next door's house which is to the south and uphill of us ...

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:44

Great idea

Gold finches

Blue tits

Great tits

Wood pigeons

Collared doves



Flock of about 20 black-headed gulls descended into the garden to take some fat I'd put on the grass for the blackbirds


Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:03

Thanks Salino - don't suppose it likes a bit of shade does it?

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 14:40

Those are lovely Salino - are they Falstaff?


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:53

Oooh Poor you Matty - I had it two Christmases ago -   Absolutely horrid - have a lovely evening this evening

Waterlogged Garden never gets the sun

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:11

I would suggest paving and pots too - the combination of a shady lawn and a lively dog are never going to give you lush green grass.

A soakaway to provide drainage could double as a bog garden too

Feeding birds

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:09

That wasn't too bad Susiejennie   But not too much bread as it contains salt which is bad for birds.  Dripping is better than lard as it sets hard and doesn't get wiped off their beaks onto their feathers.

Lots of ideas here to help you feed the birds and keep them healthy

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 08:43
KEF wrote (see)

Hugs for Lily's friend & daughter x

Matty brill news about health and your grandson 

Steve lol 

Lyn & Verdun xx

Keep laughing folks it's hard to cry when laughing 


Wot she said

Red Admiral

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 06:50

They come to hibernate in our homes in the autumn, then we turn the heating up around Christmas and wake them up. 

A quiet dark corner in a frostfree garage or shed is the place for them. 

They won't survive in a warm house.

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