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  • Anne17Anne17 Posts: 98

    my blackbirds get cheese and sultanas

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,221

    The robins love cheese too Anne -  but you're right, blackbirds hoover it up very quickly image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    I have lots of blue tits great tits wren, robin, blackbirds,black cap, (i think) dunnock, sometimes long tailed tits,odd jay...last year and year before we had goldfinches every day or almost, then they disappeared, I have out fat balls, commercial mixed seed and nijer seed, want them to come back! (pout)

  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 331

    Why DO they put fat balls in those nets?image

    I put out the fat squares but notice that the red ones (Berry flavoured?) don't get eaten as quickly. Has anyone else noticed this?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    I've given up on the berry flavoured ones Marygold - the birds prefer the ones with mealworms in the mix.

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

  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 331

    Thanks Dove. It's not just that "my" birds are fussy then. I won't get any more of those mixed packs. Waste of money.image

  • I make fat balls, with plenty of sunflower seeds, they love them
  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    have two hanging type bird feeders in enclosed gadjets that mean it does get wet or mouldy etc. Its a meal worm pelleted feed and its supposed to be for small arden birds.. Yet nothing has been eaten.. Smow if forecast for this area in the next few days.  Maybe the mild winter has made other foods available, I am puzzled.

  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 331

    BLT  I never put the suet pellets in enclosed feeders as it does tend to get manky. Even when I put it in a mesh feeder I end up throwing loads away so now I only put a little in at a time mixed with peanuts, dried mealworms and sunflower seeds.


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