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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,085

    I've seen one of those Llass and they look much better than the cage ones. I made a cage one  myself with 2 cheap hanging baskets wired together but the starlings could still get in and were eating everything in sight. I've made a temporary cage on the ground using an old wall basket which is against a square planter and it gives the small birds a chance of some food as the big ones can't get in it. The magpies sit on it trying to reach the food and looking really angry, then slide down the curved sides! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    I've successfully recorded my birds on the RSPB website

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Your magpies sound like a frustrated lot!image

    The tits, robins and even the dunnocks use the small bird feeder, and we have resident wood pigeons and jackdaws that have use of the bird table. I also have hanging nut feeders for the tits and a hanging fat cake for the starlings & blackbirds. I have blackbirds, wood pigeons and dunnocks that nest in my garden every year and last year I had magpies for the first time, who have left an enormous nest in our cotoneaster tree (I expect they may come back to the nest this year). I used to have doves until the sparrowhawks took them all and tits have nested in the dovecote before now.

    Our jackdaws fly in their hundreds over the house, somewhat similar to how you see the starlings. They call to each other and make a tremendous noise. On Sunday when it was windy, they were having a ball up there! It's a fantastic sight and sound.


  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I've just managed to record my very sparse RSPB bird count too, after several attempts.  

    Murphy's law - garden is packed - I repeat packed - with birds of all kinds today!!

  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    Me too all recorded the less than massive results considering, the same as the rest of us the garden has been alive with our feathered friends today lol image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,863

    Done it - phew - at last image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Still not able to do this, it just keeps thanking me but I haven't entered anything in!

  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    Can I ask if those of you who have registered your results successfully have received an email confirming please?

    I still don't know if I've been successful or not! image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    No, not as yet higgy. I didn't know we were supposed to receive an email.

  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    I don't know that we are but a few have mentioned that they got emails but I don't know in what context.

    I'm still unsure if my results have gone in or not...

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