I've finally decided to take the plunge and join the birding community. I've always been fascinated by birds and their behaviour. Not only that, but I need something to take my mind off things and I'm sure this wil help.
I'm off work at the moment and recovering from covid related heart failure. Fortunately it's almost fully recovered.
I've bought myself a pair of Nikon prostaff 7s 8x42 binoculars (roof prism) a tripod adaptor and a new jacket (traveller 2 country innovation) a guide book to birds of the uk from the rspb and a journal to write my findings down.
I live close to Wandle Park in Croydon and have been told that there are a number of species in there to be seen including Moorhen, Lapwing, Grey Wagtails and Red wings.
I live 3 floors up in a flat and have a balcony. I want to do the event on the 29-31 January, but given the restrictions owing to covid and the fact that I'm shielding, I would have to do the event on my balcony which overlooks the A23 Purley Way.
Can anyone advide me if there are feeders that can be placed on my balcony to attract the birds so I can view them through my patio doors?
any advice appreciated.
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In reply to Alan.:
Hi Rich and welcome to the Community from me in Berkshire.
Sorry to hear about your problems with Covid. One day we will be out of this nightmare.
I think birdwatching can be very therapeutic so well done on getting into it. I hope you will soon be able to get out into Wandle Park.
In the meantime you could try this window feeder which I use although I don't live three storeys up. Try some sunflower hearts and /or suet pellets.
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