Posted: 27/02/2015 at 15:08
Birds , have a mind of their own, and bloody minded they can be too ! Oop t'lotty, we have a veritable forest of feeders hanging off the apple trees, filled to bursting with peanuts, niger seeds, fat balls, Meal worms,multi grained seeds for this 'n that, and by 'n' large we get a plethora of wild life. Dunnocks, Doves, Pigeons, long tailed tits blues, great and coal........ pheasants come and scratch up the grass for the seeds dropped from the feeders, leaving great bare patches, Chaffinches , Green finches, an occasional grey, yellow wagtail, blackies, spuggies, and lawdy lawd ! an actual HOUSE SPARROW ! Brilliant !
I have tried attracting more to the patch, but despite setting up a complete housing estate for the little buggers, none have taken me up on the offer, and 5 years on, the boxes are still vacant. I blame the Tories and Lib-Dems for this.