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BIRDS...I saw ten variaties in my snowy garden...are you feeding 'em?


Aitchbee

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I set up eight feeding stations, in my spot at the back of my house,using branches of trees, I had cut off from a big tree nearby. Robins, magpies, starlings, blue-tits, pidgeons, wood-pidgeons, crows...so far.

How do those little creatures survive?

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spuds

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If you are finding that its getting rather expensive in purchasing bird feed in small handy quantities, like 1kg wild bird seed packets (£1.00) or bird balls at 5/6 for a £1.00, then consider asking your local pet shop the price for bulk buys on bird feeding items. They might delivery for free.

The cost of wheat and similar seeds or feed have increased considerably this year, so its going to cost the consumer more, with perhaps a knock-on effect to the people who are attempting to feed wildlife.

Our last supply of mixed wild bird seed was £11.98 for 20kg bags (£10.25 earlier this year) and bird balls at £6.55/£7.55 for a tub of 50 (£5.99 earlier this year). Toxin certified free Peanuts 900gm bag £1.00 or 10kg bags for £8.50. We get through a bag/tub of each about every 4/6 weeks, so quite a saving can be made, if you feed regular.

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rickf

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They are eating me out of house and home! All gone in a couple of hours. Put out twice a day. Lots of varieties. There is a tomcat which I have to consistently chase away which is a pain. Nothing seems to deter him for coming in my garden and sometimes hiding behind the bushes. Never get near enough to it to chuck water at it though. Don't mind cats generally but I hate them killing and torturing birds once caught. I am a dog person.

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spuds

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Perhaps not feeding or looking after birds, but this morning shortly after the above post, I did the usual security checks around my premises. Found a large active Hedgehog, so I covered it in leaves and placed some recently cooked chopped liver in front of it. Checking this morning at 8.30am, the Hedgehog had vanished, and the food hadn't been touched.

Around my neck of the woods, the temperature seems to be very unstable. Yesterday there was both cold and warm air currents. Today its windy, with still relative warm/cold air currents about. The larger bird populations seem to be eating well, as do the squirrel's, but the smaller birds of different varieties seem to be not all that bothered with the full feed containers.

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Bingalau

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Because of the high wind at the moment I haven't seen as many birds about. Does anybody know what they do, or where they go in this wild weather? Do they just find a semi sheltered spot in a tree and hang on for dear life? I can just picture them swinging around a branch like a spinning top. Hope they like it....

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Quickbeam

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Sea Gulls like strong wids, they can just hang in the air for hours with no effort.

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Quickbeam

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n, self inserting letters kit...

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