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best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:40
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/C9765553-5678-4E06-8452-619375B02669-1921-00000101CD76EB05_zpsca65f851.jpg

 

 

I use the metal Adventurer 6 port feeders from CJ Wildfoods. Squirrels can't chew through them but they can get to the food though. 

 

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:20

John Harding, if that's your garden in your avatar it looks great. Any chance of posting a photo of it in the Garden Gallery 2013 thread please?

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:17

Someone 'in the know' once told me that if you drive past one of the compost manufacturers/distributors in winter and see mountainous piles of bagged compost then it means it didn't get sold the previous summer, and will be stored for sale the following summer. By that time the compost won't be at its best. 

 

Thers one such manufacturer near Kings Lynne that I drove past. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:11

Some nice photos of members gardens here. I do like noseying at others gardens to get ideas. 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 14:46

Thank Fairygirl, I spend a lot of time and ££ on feeding the birds. Considering the nestbox is right next to the door on the side of my garage which I use every day, the tits seem not to care. You can even see how close the washing rotary is to the nest box. The tits just dont care. Fortunately! Despite the pleniful supl of mealworms, the tits still go out and catch other insects as well.

The tall grey planters were a lucky find in Wentworth garden centre a few years ago. I havent seen any like them since. I got a discount as one of them was cracked.

Perhaps I should have posted this in the Wildlife section?

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 14:38

Thanks, I positioned everything a couple of years ago but the nestbox hasnt been used until now. And as an extra bonus a blackbird has started nesting amongst the clematis within inches of the nestbox. I didnt think they nested so close to each other!

The mealworms were only about £8 for a half kilo sack, im lucky that livefoodsdirect.co.uk are located in Sheffield where I live.

Heres the view from my armchair...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps56c723c8.jpg

 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 14:21

Went out and bought a sack of live meal worms for the blue tits that are nesting on my patio...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps36ab526c.jpg

 Placed in a glass dish inside a bird feeder guard to keep the larger birds off them..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpscf685bc6.jpg

 Heres a photo showing where my bird table is in relation to the nestbox (marked by the arrow top left). From my patio doors I like to sit & watch the tits feed their young...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/e166ac4b-fe83-4212-8fe9-251ad895e687_zps082a0703.jpg

 Within minutes the parents were feasting on the meal worms and taking them to their nest...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps16d4c2ba.jpg

 

 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:17

Planted out some sunflowers grown from sead. Chelsea chopped my seedums.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 22:22

Thats a strange one, sorry i cant help. Good luck.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:07

Birdy, when you start typing a message on this forum you should see the tree symbol at the top, heres a screen shot ive taken from my laptop and Ive marked the tree symbol with a red arrow, if you click on this picture it should enlarge...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Screenshots/c1ec3204-738f-4916-972d-b189ddb4c183_zps22918d74.jpg

 

 

 

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