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feeding wild birds

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 23:29

As promised, an update regarding my Tornado Twist feeder which arrived today. Its quite a large feeder, slightly wider in diameter than my current feeders. It has metal feeding ports & lid, whilst the feeder itself is the usual lightweight plastic.

Im using sunflower hearts in one section, and different seed mix in the other two. Ive only part filled the two mixed seed sections as I want to ensure the small seed Im using doesnt just run out by itself.  Heres some photos..

 And heres a photo showing a bluetit on the opposite feeder, to give some idea of scale...

 The real test will be when Mr Woodpigeon tries to use it. Hopefully he wont be able to get a perch on it.....?

feeding wild birds

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 16:21
I'll let you know when i get it. I imagine if the feeder ports are removable then a pipe cleaner xhould do the job?

feeding wild birds

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 23:22

Similar story in my garden. Niger for the Goldies, and sunflower hearts for the finches/sparrows/tits. Though with the new feeder Im hoping to introduce other seeds.

Talkback: Gardeners' World Live 2012

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 23:20

Quite a few non related exhibitors this year wasn't there! And lots of empty floor space with no exhibitors. Its as if they struggled to attract traders? Overall it felt like a half hearted effort to me. Wont be going again until I hear its improved.

Talkback: Gardeners' World Live 2012

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 20:38

Search for Bushnell Trophey Cam, various prices depending on spec.

feeding wild birds

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 19:46

Cheapest I could find was ebay at £18.25 delivered (item number 150838076653) . Ive just bought one to try. Search google for 'natures feast twist', quite a few places selling them for around £21. Dont know why they dont appear in their own brochure though!

feeding wild birds

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 19:09

And here..

Not sure where to buy from though, but i havent read the link fully. They are metal so should be squirrel resistent.

feeding wild birds

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 18:52

Is the feeder mentioned above the Tordado Twister?

cherry blossom disease

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 18:37

Cherry trees are prone to Honey Fungus as well.

feeding wild birds

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 18:13

Pigeons were another reason why I removed my trays

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