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  • Forum Thread: Dangerous Fat Ball Feeder

    Hello, this is old news for me, but I have only just joined the RSPB community so I wanted to share it with you all as a warning. We have always had a variety of bird feeders - from old flower pot saucers to very modern nijer feeders. Amongst them we have a variety of feeders for fat balls - including...
  • Forum Thread: Hoping the Robins will be pleased !

    Hi friends, bought this t'other day, I'm not one for all these pretty garden stuff but I got this for 1.99 as I thought it might be great for the Robins to save them having to hover at the hanging fat balls, which looks like real hard work. I've slightly broken a fat ball up and put it...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Fatballs, and Suet products

    Hi all This thread is perfectly valid although i do appreciate that there have been previous discussions about suet and fat products. Whilst it is good practise to look around for similar threads, if your question is slightly different or you know previous threads do not offer an appropriate answer...
  • Forum Thread: Fats and Oils

    Hoping someone can give me simple and unambiguous advice - I know this has been discussed before, sorry, but the advice out there seems to be conflicting. Making up winter feeding mixtures, the advice has always been that it's better to use hard, saturated animal fats such as lard and suet as they...
  • Forum Thread: Fatballs, and Suet products

    Hi there Do birds like plain Fatballs with an odd seed in them, or do they prefer berries flavours, and other tasty morsels in their 'suet' foodstuff The Suet Pellets I buy from Tesco's have additional dried insects in them - they go like hotcakes. I buy RSPB Suet Pellets and they are...
  • Forum Thread: fatballs

    I have an RSPB suet/seed ball but I wonder how long they last. Mine is looking a bit "tired" although the birds are still feeing from it. I don't want to poison them! Bernard
  • Forum Reply: Re: Yay! Suet block all gone!

    I tend to make my own fatballs with leftover bits and bobs. They tend to hang around for a couple of days then I'll go out in the morning and it'll all be gone! Do see the birdies having a good munch sometimes but I put them hanging from hooks on our summer-house that you can't see from the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: How to attract wild birds into the garden

    The late summer and autumn is often a time of change for birds and they can be difficult to spot in gardens. The thread below offers a few pointers about why this is and there are many people on the forum that have witnessed similar observations of less birds visiting feeders, worth a look. http:...