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  • Forum Reply: Re: no birds

    Hello irenenimmo Try changing the bird food every day and if you have any flat surface put one out and put a cup full of bird food on it
  • Forum Thread: A Robin has been feeding our Blue Tit Family...

    We have been watching for a couple of weeks a Robin that has been feeding our Blue Tit family nesting in our box on the side of the barn. Every evening they have taken it in turns to feed, with all parties very happy with the arrangement and no aggression. Today two chicks fledged (on a cold and wet...
  • Forum Thread: Your Birds for 2010 wish list!!

    Hi there What are you birds that you would like to see for 2010 We are really keen to see Waxwings, and a better view of a Jay (only seen a view of the rear end flying off so far at The lodge H/Q's at Bedford)) A White Tailed Sea Eagle would be a lovely addition to the 'tick' list...
  • Forum Thread: Wildlife watching in the South East

    Hello there, I am hoping for a little advice. I have guests arriving from Poland and am hoping to show them our beautiful British countryside. Amongst the group is a keen bird watcher. Is anyone able to suggest/recommend a place to visit in Essex, Kent or Surrey that is easy to get to, where we...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Cloud seeding and the effect on birds etc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaPqCMIuEk4 This clip shows that the German media are investigating what appears to be military spraying of chemicals into our skies. This is what I was worried about!!
  • Forum Thread: Red Tail Hawks -v- Peregrine Falcon

    http://tinyurl.com/6bohrke The link above is for a Blog by wildlife photographer Galen Leeds Photography . The reason I posted this link is that Galen talks about seeing a pair of red tailed hawks copulating and, then without warning, here comes a Peregrine falcon at a tremendouse speed and...
  • Forum Thread: Do birds really talk to us......

    Hi there I have noticed a lot of little bird 'habits' which i find quite enchanting about birds in how they relate to us as people. For example each time I go out of my front door I hear all the 20 or so Sparrows in deep discussion churruping to one another in the famous bush in my front...
  • Forum Thread: What is the most unusual bird you have seen in your garden area

    Hi there I have to admit the endearing bird I have had is the Yellow hammer. While living at Stirling, Scotland we had a birdtable in the farm yard. A male and female Yellow Hammer would come in every morning and snack on the seed that had landed on the ground from the bird feeders. In Scotland...
  • Forum Thread: Squeaky gate sound

    What is the bird that sounds like a rusty gate or a tool going back and forth? its been singing the last hour, but we can't see it!
  • Forum Reply: Re: No birds at my feeders.

    Thanks for the info. I do have water in a large dish for the birds but they do use the pond for drinking,large birds from the edge and smaller ones from the plant baskets in the pond. The fence has only recently been replaced so will be putting in more shrubs and climbers this year! My neighbour...
  • Forum Thread: Swan left alone?

    Hi everyone. I pass a pond daily that is in a field, so not accessed by so many people as not in a park for instance. There were two adult swans there, who last year produced 3 offspring. In the last week, one of the swans seems to have disappeared. No sign of it around the pond, no sign of nesting and...
  • Forum Thread: Hedge and Tree cutting

    Hi folks, this is my first post so I hope I don't offend anyone if I have put it in the wrong area. Anyway..... What I would like to know is:- When is it safe (as far as the birds are concerned), to cut back hedges and trees. I live in a house with an enclosed back garden. The back of the house...
  • Forum Thread: missed the Big bird watch ?

    Missed the bird watch and don't know what to do upload results gathered in the last few days and compare them with others ! Why not get uploading!
  • Forum Thread: Great Tits Chucking Seeds On Floor Then Picking Them Up ?

    Hi there, All the birds are now back, I have noticed the Great Tits sit on the feeders chuck the seeds on the floor and then wait, and the pick the seeds up from the floor, eat them and then repeat it. Why are they doing this? Thanks Lauren
  • Forum Thread: Peanuts - how long will they last?

    Although my peanut feeder is proving popular, the birds must only be taking tiny amounts as the level of peanuts hasn't yet visibly diminished. How long can I keep the peanuts in there before they go bad and need replacing? Also, I just read on another site that you should move feeders regularly...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Attracting birds

    Thanks for all you advice, I've already started preparing, I am keen to get the best setup as I wish to participate in the 'Big Garden Birdwatch' from the RSPB. If your interested in participating, I've found a good IPhone app to log your results (Big garden Birdwatch Log) have a look...
  • Forum Thread: What is your favourite bird in 2009

    Hi there What was the favourite bird that you where lucky to see in 2009? In the UK I would say it was 2 Crossbills together at one time at RSPB H/Q's at The Lodge. Another bird was the Firecrest in my local patch in Bedford. Such a rare find. Abroad in Menorca, Spain, May 2009, a male and...
  • Forum Thread: Female Chaffinch determined to get in to my house!

    A female chaffinch is doggedly trying to get in at all and any of the windows/doors on the west side of our home. I have tried pulling the blinds, putting newspaper on the door window, even putting a figure of a hawk in one window!!!!!!! She is undeterred! I'm really worried that she is going...
  • Forum Thread: No more blackbirds??

    Heya I live in Chippenham and used to have loads of blackbirds visiting our garden, but we haven't seen any since around Spring, and even then we didn't see many young as we usually do. Is there anyway we can attract them again? We get some other birds like long tailed tits, blue tits, crows...
  • Forum Thread: IPhone bird app give away

    I've just received a mail from CleverMatrix stating they are giving away 50 IPhone 'Birds of Britain' apps, to the first 50 emails they receive all you need to do is email them at birdspromo@clevermatrix.com and the first 50 emails will receive a code to download the app for FREE! make that...
  • Forum Reply: Re: squeaky pump

    Well done to all those who correctly suggested - Great tit. It now appears that there is a nest nearby and all ranges of the call are being displayed. Using binoculars I spied two young and at least one parent is coming to and fro for food from our garden. Yippee:)
  • Forum Thread: Painting the bird bath, advice please!!

    I have a bird bath in my garden which is made of stone. The previous owner had painted the inside of the bath and the paint is now chipped. This makes the bath difficult to clean as the paint chips off and I worry about the birds who use it. I was planing to repaint it and I wanted to know if there is...
  • Forum Thread: Birds and Colours

    Hi there After posting the 'Quaint Bird Home' thread, it has made me think if birds portray the world of 'colour' as we do. Do they see things like reds and bright colours as we do. How do Blackbirds see Red Berries and they know they as edible I remember cutting up 'black'...
  • Forum Thread: reed buntings

    We have three reed buntings that have been coming regularly to our feeders during the winter. One of them has a damaged wing and seems to be unable to fly. He runs all over the garden! He feeds well on the ground and can just about hop his way up through a nearby pyrocantha bush, when he gets...
  • Forum Thread: Black barn owl

    Not strictly wildlife, but thought I would share some photos I was lucky to have the opportunity to take of a black barn owl. This owl belongs to a friend that shows them to raise awareness etc.... The photos don't really do her justice!! Isn't she stunning!