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  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Yer lucky you don't have gurt hoards of gulls a'swinging from yer feeders ! Our song thrush seems to have taken up residence nearby, as it has been tootling around for several weeks now. BRILLIANT ! ! !  and beautiful. Time to play a bit of the hallelujah chorus ! 

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i live 100 metres from the sea and only see two gulls that are always across the road on a flat roof of a neighbours house, all the other seagulls are in nearby eastbourne getting fed chips by idiots who then wonder why they get food snatched out of their hands while eating image

  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    Most of your seagulls are in birmingham miles from the sea. I live in the middle of a housing estate miles from landfill sights and any open water yet we have plenty of black headed gulls and lesser black back gulls which insist on sitting on our roof at 5 in the morning
  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Gunna be a pedantic old fart here, and say that gulls are just that, GULLS, SEAgulls are merely that.............. gulls by the sea. as per, black headed fulls are that, NOT black headed sea gulls.    Alright, go back to sleep.


  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    Peat b what are you on about you muppet. Sea gulls are sea gulls wether there in blackpool or birmingham. Idiots like you spoil chat rooms for people. Whats the point
  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    The point is, dear boy, that gulls are gulls, nothing more, nothing less. Sea gulls are just gulls that are by the seaside, beside the sea.


  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    You obviously have a shilling thats not quite the full one. I have a friend working with people like you image im sorry for your problems mate. I can give you a number if you feel you need help ?
  • Suz3Suz3 Posts: 105

    Last year we moved literally just around the corner but the difference in birds is incredible.

    In my West facing garden - we had hundreds of Starlings - only a few tits, plus a few pigeons and doves. The starlings especially loved the fat balls in my feeder and used to line up around my bird bath for their daily dip.

    We now live with a South facing garden (which is twice as big as before) and now get a whole array of finches, robins, blackbirds, magpies, doves and pigeons. We hardly see Starlings.

    In the new garden - they have literally turned up their beaks at the feeder (possibly because we had it too close to the property) but loved the half coconuts.

    Whilst I have no idea if the orientation makes any does seem odd.

    My gut feel is the better the variety of planting is great for the wildlife.

    Thanks for all the tips everyone - please keep them coming! They are great for a novice gardener like me!! image

  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    Just dont tell peat b that you have seagulls lol
  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Kids ! Huh ! who would have 'em ?

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