Friendly Robin.

  • In reply to James:

    Hi James thank you so much for your advice. I heard about mealworms but I had wondered how to store them. I’ll have to give it a try! That video is wonderful. What a beautiful close up of the robin singing and feeding. That must have been an amazing experience, thank you for sharing it with me. I’ll let you know of I have any luck with getting to robins to trust me more! :)
  • I got some more but more this time so they come in a sack, find a plastic bowl and put them in this they won't be able to climb out then they would if you left them in the sack, they are very clean and don't smell you could cover the tube bowl with a cloth to stop any flys that might be still around they are that clean I have them in the bedroom near the widow, and if you keep them they do have to poo so I just get a hand full and put them in a sieve were the dust gets through but the worms don't do this outside, put them back into a clean tub and give them some more food, I have kept a few back before now and bred my own but it takes a long time so don't do it now I will take a few picture showing you how I store mine.

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  • In reply to James:

    Just beautiful Jim, he certainly sang for his mealies and 9 of them!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • In reply to Catlady:

    Thank you CT, once they get to know you they will come to you Hazel, knows how friendly they can get.

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  • Three pictures showing how I store my mealworms, if I wanted to make them last longer you can put them in the fridge not freezer this will slow them down and can last weeks till you need to take some out.

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  • Hi Jim

    That’s very kind of you to share these photos. It’s  really helpful to see how you have stored them and feed them etc.

    I’ll give it a go and let you know how I get on :)

    I bought this Simon King Robin nester and the two robins that visit together have been hopping in and out every morning! I’m so pleased they seem to like it.

    I’m hoping they are using it for roosting and will nest in it in the spring. 

    I’m sure they are more likely to stay with a new menu of mealworms! 

    Thanks again for all your help.

  • In reply to James:

    Hi James, loved the Video, it’s great when they pose and sing to you at the same time, I had one two days ago while out for my daily walk it flew really close to me in a tree and as I stood watching it, it was singing away, I didn’t unfortunately have my phone or my camera or mealworms with me, after looking at this video perhaps I should.
    Lovely Video Jim well done and lovely to see.

  • In reply to Robyn345:

    Your welcome Robyn, how high is the nest off the grond it looks low down? a bit late now but let the bush grow over it to hide it a little more its out in the open so any predator might see them useing it and I hope you don't have cats visiting your garden.

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  • In reply to i love robins:

    Thank you ILR, they are my favourite bird and I did vote for it and it won the other year :) shame you never had anything to record it singing they love to show off and its a nice song too.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Maybe next time James ? Hopefully.