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Baby Blue Tit

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 19:27

I would also try to help any baby birds, after leaving them for so long to give the mother the chance to rescue the chick.    However, I have found that leaving them to their own devices can result in other hazards.......damned cats for starters.   Thankfully no cats where I am, however, sparrow hawks can do a lot of damage to other birds.

So I am with ClariceStarling on this one.....

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:30

When gardeners spend so much money, energy and time in their gardens it's so infuriating to have it spoiled by a neighbour's cat.    I am fortunate is as much as I live in the country to have no neighbours or their cats to worry me.....just the wild rabbits that eat everything they fancy.     This is nature and doesn't worry me, I had dozens of Spring bulbs eaten by field mice recently, annoying yes, but  that's nature.   I had dozens of Hellebores eaten by the darling littlle rabbits as well.   But having to put up with someone else's pesky cat is more than nature and I don't want cats in my garden.      Sadly cat owners don't care about their own cats destroying other peoples gardens..........they just let them wander, but that is the nature of cats and why I  would never have one........I regard cats as vermin.   Which is why I used a high pressure hose years back when I had neighbours.....the big problem is that cat owners don't see the problem they are causing to others.

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:30

I have just noticed this thread and have to agree wholeheartedly with "Clari" and Blue Onion......I am not a cat lover and suffered years back with neighbours cats messing in my garden and raiding my bins!

At the risk of being shot down in flames for this I think the majority of cat owners buy cats for an easy life, I regard cats as a lazy persons pet........the nature of cats is to roam free, which is usually in a neighbour's garden.   At least dog owners (in the main) are responsible, but cats aren't so easy to control.     Any cat-owning neighbour that I had the misfortune of living close to never cared about what their cats got up to.   Yes, cats will and do roam free, usually in someone else's garden.......so I used one of those water blaster things that children play with and big jugs of water to throw at the cats when they came into my garden.      I high pressure hose is always handy and effective on the cats........but the owners were usually less than happy about this.....tough!
   

Blue tits eating bees!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:59

Hi Jimmy, I know the varroa mite has caused a lot of bee deaths and they need all the help they can get.    But I didn't expect this of little blue tits........I have a large purple heather outside my kitchen window and can watch them all from there

Blue tits eating bees!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:52

I reckon you're right Lyn, such a shame because I know the bees are having a hard time at the moment........I notice lots just lying on my gravel after the sun goes down.

Blue tits eating bees!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:55

No they're big fluffy bumble bees....

Blue tits eating bees!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:38

I have watched a few blue tits attacking bees on a clump of heather, they peck the bee and then carry it off.     Is this normal?     I have loads of bird food out, but they've taken a liking to the poor bees

 

Anyone a winner?

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 22:35

Thanks for all your replies........Lizzie27, we must be two of the unlucky ones......we'll just need to keep trying I suppose

Anyone a winner?

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 20:10

I wondered if anyone on here had ever won any of the competitions?    I've been entering for years and never, ever won a thing........it's a bit like my Premium Bonds

I've just entered a couple more and thought.......is it worth the bother?

So has anyone won anything on this website, or I am just unlucky?

Strawberry Plant Leaves

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:50

Well, the wild rabbits have eaten one batch of strawberry plants, so I've moved the rest that are in pots onto a bench    Last year the birds got all the blackcurrants, so the strawbs will add to their "5-a-day" I suppose

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