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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3429723

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If like me you have stocked up on your own essentials during the current pandemic and didn't think the gardening centres would be among those closing their doors and so didn't bother stocking up with bird seed etc for our feathered friends that we share our gardens with.
Here is a new project to keep you occupied during this stay at home period.

www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/diy/how-to...fat-cakes-for-birds/

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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3429734

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We buy our bird feed ,and fish food in bulk ,,still got a tub of Niger seed as well for tbe thrushes ,,,,,so they are going to get fed for quite sometime ...

Good project though ,,,
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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3429783

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where I live we are not allowed to feed the birds because it encourages the squirrels who get into the roofs and chew the cables. :S
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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3429809

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We have put out fat balls and niger seeds today...
the birds are having a feast !
Dont forget fresh water too....
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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3429810

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Pheobe wrote: where I live we are not allowed to feed the birds because it encourages the squirrels who get into the roofs and chew the cables. :S


So sorry to hear that Pheobe. Seeing the birds on my bird feeder gives me so much pleasure.

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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3429812

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Rosie 2 UK wrote: We buy our bird feed ,and fish food in bulk ,,still got a tub of Niger seed as well for tbe thrushes ,,,,,so they are going to get fed for quite sometime ...

Good project though ,,,


I wish I had had the same forethought Rosie. But for some reason I had it in my head that garden centres would stay open......so my birdfood supplies are getting low now.

Thankfully I did manage to stock up with potting soil. I normally get the garden centre to deliver 10 bags to my house every March......just managed to get my delivery in time before they closed.

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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3429828

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I am well stocked on peanuts, and wild bird seed but am getting low on fat balls and mealworms. The birds go though about 3 fat balls a day ! I wasn't expecting to have to self isolate but might have to order the meal worms on line !
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Alas, not allowed to have bird feeders here. But the other evening while I was sitting out on my balcony, a finch sat on my shoulder. I think it was interested in my glass of water. The other night it sat in the tree opposite my condo and sang its little heart out.

I do feed hummingbirds though. They are such bundles of irritation!
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yes. we mustn't forget our birds.

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To keep the birds visiting your gardening 1 week 2 days ago #3430034

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We must no longer encourage the lovely birds to our garden, as we still have that killer cat living 2 doors from us, now he goes through our garden into next door and from there to the next garden. The person who owns that garden has a bird table and bird food hanging from it, and we see that horrid cat sitting waiting for the birds there. grrrrrrr!

I hate any creature which likes killing. I even pick worms up from the path, where they would dry out, and place them back onto soil.
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