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Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:21

No bat box Fairy , that's sad. I have lots of those. Less last year though, I think those 2 very long cold winters thinned them out. 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:07

Fairygirl, I think you're right about the great crested Verdun. I checked it in the bird book.

I'll make sure I enter it in the RSPB count

ffb we have got a little oasis here with about 10 houses, all well treed and bushed in an otherwise agricultural desert

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:14

Dunnocks don't come to my feeders or the food I put on the ground. I know they live here though. One flew into the window last year at snow time and I had to do a rescue job.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:00

higgy, Those are the first reed buntings I've seen this year. I don't know if it's because I haven't been looking or because they've only just come, I suspect the former, too much of a coincidence if they turned up for bird count day.

I did have a LBB I didn't recognise. The most noticeable thing about was that when a big gust of wind came and all was disturbed, every other bird flew up and this one kept on eating.


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:33

grass snakes are friendly Tracey

How can I get frogs to use my pond?

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:28

I'm sure your husband will see how good a new pond would be SG .

I did start off by accepting other peoples' cast off fish in my ponds. The heron thought it was great. It still makes hopeful visits occasionally and must find something or it wouldn't come back.

None for years now. Early on I spotted what looked like thousands of baby fish, the ponds were boiling with them. Then I spotted the external gills. Newtlets.

I have learnt a bit since then

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:08

 It's a good time of year for talking about it Brian. Soon be spring I tell myself several times a day

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 17:30

I'm sure they'll turn up eventually Rose lady,

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:59

are there blue/great/coal tits around in your area Rose lady? and are there trees and bushes around for them to retreat to if necessary? 

Blue tits  and great tits like fat balls, sunflower seeds peanuts and nyjer. They may like other things but that's what they get here plus handfuls of grain and meal worms on the ground, they could be picking and choosing there.

I rarely see a coal tit so I don't know. 

I wouldn't fill yours to the top then you won't waste so much if no-one turns up.

How can I get frogs to use my pond?

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:49

you can't have too many ponds SG.

I don't see many frogs although I have been given spawn at various times. I have hundreds of newts though to make up for that. They probably ate all the frogspawn

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