We've certainly seen less bird activity since the arrival of the moggies next door in spite of my gourmet treats on the feeders.
So much for my enthusiasm. Not one single bird. I sat for ages at breakfast Sunday. Then again with a little something at eleven. Then as evening fell. Not one single bird. Of course, it did not help much that the cats were both sunning themselves obviously on top of the rabbit hutch. It's not a big garden, and bird life can be a bit erratic round here, but... nothing!? It's made me all the more determined to have a look on every other day of the year.
The next thing we knew robin flew down sat on the fence in front of us both, approx 3 foot away and sat there watching and listening to us. I suddenly had the bright idea to reach out towards the bird table pick up a few seeds, and pieces of dried fruit, then hold it out in front of me. To our amazement robin flew down picked out a tasty looking piece of fruit and flew back to the fence, ever since, he or she has been back several times to be hand fed. On one particular day, robin came down whilst I was very busy gardening, and he flew down beside me, then in front of me, and wherever I moved he followed, what he was after was ONLY to be hand fed, then he flew off after having a decent feed. I'm pleased to say that he still visits. Has anyone else had this sort of experience?