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................. that warblers seem to like.
I've allowed a self set Fennel plant to grow up through the flags near my kitchen door. Last month it attracted a Whitethroat (pictures posted) and then a Willow Warbler (pictures too fuzzy to post). Now this morning a couple of Chiffchaffs have been feeding in it. I'd assumed that they were attracted by small insects or aphids but today it seemed to me that the Chiffs were eating the unripened Fennel seeds.
Photos not brilliant because they were taken through glass at an awkward angle.
This first one shows nicely the short primary projection of Chiffchaff
Does anyone know whether they would eat Fennel seeds? Maybe there are tiny insects on the plant which I couldn't see.
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emmm Well I think they are brilliant. you are too critical TJ. That fennel plant is proving a real magnet
Of all creatures, man is the most detestable, he is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. ~ Mark Twain
In reply to doggie:
TJ they are incredible photos. Such beautiful birds and so difficult to photograph! I should know, because I have been trying to get a good shot in my garden every since Seymour ID them about a month ago. I have failed miserably, so am lost in admiration at your photos. I love them all, but 2 and 3 are my favourites. I haven't ever heard of chiff chaffs eating plants, I think it is more likely there are some tiny bugs which live on your fennel which in turn are particularly tasty to the chiff chaff. Either way, keep growing fennel!
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In reply to Tulip:
I'm thinking its after some sort of spider.
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In reply to juno:
Fantastic shots TJ
How lucky to have them so close
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In reply to Barnsley lad:
Oh TJ what absolutely terrific shots. You are far too modest. I would be over the moon to have taken shots like that. They are all my favourites.
Can you send me some of the fennel seeds please??? Or better still, some of your warblers!
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2013 photos & vids here
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