Fabulous garden feeders and feeding birds

Its not nice times for all of us, reserves closed, many having to go into self isolation and much more.

James, may I apologise first, with your intended house move now on hold and all your feeders taken down in preparation, I do feel for you.

I know a good many of the community members are now concentrating more on their garden birds and feeders, and I was sort of hoping that a thread dedicated to the current situation may help to take some of the sting away.

Birds, and even mammals, particularly squirrels, will frequent our feeders to get their nutrients, and some take interesting chances to get their feed, so ~I thought starting a thread where all can share their photos may just put some cheer back in the world.

An articulate magpie after a coconut half....

And lastly, a blackbird trying to get on to a feeder, almost managing  it, but not quite!

Stay safe folks, and please feel free to share, no matter how good the quality is, lets bring a smile back to this world.

Mike

Flickr Peak Rambler

  • A lovely thought for a thread Mike, goodness knows we all need a bit of cheer at this horrid and uncertain time.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Nice one Mike

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Well I cut the grass ready for some action tomorrow:-):)

    Lot to learn

  • A few from me Mike....

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • I have a few pics to share;    although we don't have a garden in our rental, we do have a courtyard and I hung a couple of feeders up and use the wall to place some treats on.    We've had around 20 different birds fly into the courtyard so even a small area can attract birds.

    We never used to get House Sparrows in our last garden so it is particularly thrilling to have them in our courtyard :)

    We have two Goldfinch who found the sunflower heart feeder !

    even had two Long Tailed Tits taking a fancy to the Peckish (mealworm) nuggets 

    Nom, nom, nom  ….

    a male Chaffinch likes to pick up fallen tit bits - he doesn't use the feeders, rather opting to stay on the wall or the ground …..

    and a couple of Blue Tits are keen on not missing out on a free buffet     ! 

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Cracking photos folks, and I'm pleased to see the squirrels getting in on the act.

    Catlady, we certainly do need some cheer, Gaynor, we're looking forward to the action.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    There is always a cheeky squirrel popping up somewhere Mike!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • A few more from today...

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    There is always a cheeky squirrel popping up somewhere Mike!

    Of course. 

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Yesterday's (Tue 24 Mar) selection from the feeders and feeding....

    All photos except the blackbird, were taken from inside the kitchen.

    Blue Tit on the fat balls....

    Mr Blackbird feeding

    Did your mother not tell you to eat with you mouth closed?

    Wood Pigeon on the feeder

    Grey squirrel, think its Mrs.

    The small dot at the bottom of the pic is a fat ball crumb falling to the ground, much to thee delight of the birds on the ground...

    and Mrs GS showing her bits, while scoffing!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler