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  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 479

    I always do the bird watch, really enjoy it every year.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Huh!  Our birds are nowhere to be seen today, feeders almost untouched and windfall apples not eaten, same for wild bird seed for groundfeeders.  Think they've all gone to try the new take aways that will only be here for a couple of days.

    Said in a a huffy voice " Who goes out in her dressing gown to break the ice of your water in winter? "image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    They take us for granted KEF image  I've put some rolled oats out there for the ground feeders, but no one's been interested today image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Just had one robin. She / he is now my favourite and will in future get priority treatment the rest get a la carte meals.  

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I'm doing the bird count again this year, but am getting a bit fed up with both snail mail and emails from RSPB, which mainly seem aimed at me buying overpriced bird feeders and food.image If they are so desperate for cash, why are they posting me stuff when they have my email address? Also they rang me asking if I wanted to join for £6.00 per month. When I said 'you must be joking', the price immediately dropped to £3.00 per month!

  • Yes I get very annoyed with all the mail coming through the door, we are members of RSPB and I don't like the money we pay each year wasted on this sort of thing. image


  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,134

    Lots of birds about today they are all liking the cut branch I cut down in a big pile from the trees, Just hope they are around on the weekend 

    Hampshire Gardener
  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    The weather lots awful for down here in North Somerset and the Somerset levels are on amber flood alert again!

    I shall be doing the great bird watch as I do every year and looking forward to it as usual!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    Maybe you'll be counting waders Higgy image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Having an hour or so spare today (OH at dentist), I got on with making a supply of "Fruit & nut Chappaties" ready for this w/e Birdcount. Saturday looks favourite re: wet weather & high winds for Sunday, so as soon as it stops raining I'll get everything 'topped up' and ready for my welcome guests. Not forgetting Thermos flask etc for myself (I hide in the greenhouse which affords a good all-round view of the umpteen feeders in the modest garden).

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