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Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Josie, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Do these count?

    I love feeding the birds in the garden and watching them on the feeder but they eat me out of house and home!! They will only eat the sunflower hearts.

    Does anyone else feed the birds?

    What species do you get in your garden?
     
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    We get small birds in our garden and bl**dy seagulls too, despite living about 12 miles as the crow seagull flies from the sea. We don't feed them as The Jimster goes mad when he sees birds in his garden :eek:
     
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  3. Violet Turner

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    Small birds like Robbins and Magpies but we don't feed them as we are worried what olive could do to them as she was a stray! :) I might start feeding them because I feel bad for them as its so cold near us!
     
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    We have lots of different birds in the garden, big and small, and we feed them using feeders out of Misty’s reach. When she was a puppy she once got in to the peanut feeder and ate so many she pooed peanuts for two days! :eek: She likes to practice her stalking technique on any pigeons that dare to venture in to her territory, think she would be very shocked if she ever managed to catch one!
     
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    Dennis chases our two resident pigeons also! Makes him feel all tough and manly :D:D:D
     
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    wow just saw this bird on the feeder this morning! ...........
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    Colourful little thing and great picture @Josie :)
     
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    I wish that bird was on my feeder @arealhuman - may have pinched that photo from somewhere...
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    Ah, I see ;)
     
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    We were recently in the Scottish Borders and someone was looking for a pink robin. I assumed it was just a paler red on the breast but they are quite different and rather special. Your picture reminded me a little bit, althoughit os quite different. Here is a photo

    pink robin - Google Search:
     
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    Oh wow - that's beautiful!
     
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    Crikey - it doesn't look real, does it? Almost like it's fallen into some dye. Very pretty.
     
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    Looks like a finch of some description.
     
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    Wow, that’s my kind of Robin, it would coordinate very well with my decor :D
     
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    Google images bird images good morning :)
     
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    We've just started to get a lovely little gold finch family on our bird feeders and I've also spotted a couple of blue tits. They demolish a whole feeder a day - That feeder in the picture was full that morning :eek::eek:
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    I just remembered that last summer I was out in the garden sunbathing when I heard a strange 'flapping' sound coming from the tree. Thinking nothing of it I went back to sleep but continued to hear the noise. Finally I went over to investigate and found that a lovely little green finch had his head stuck in the feeder! :eek:

    Luckily he was able to stand on a perch so he wasn't hanging there but he was very stressed. We managed to free him and he flew off a bit disgruntled!
     
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    Before I was married, my wife and I heard a flapping and hooting sound, we looked up and there was a massive owl - the type you'd expect in a zoo - sat on top of telephone pole :eek:. This was in the middle of town at night.

    Edit - just to clarify, my now- wife was my then- girlfriend at the time :):p
     
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    Oh my @arealhuman I think you may have stepped into a Harry Potter film set!!! :D:D:D:D
     
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    Harry who? :D
     
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