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Started by fenderstrat on Mar 7, 2016 5:56:55 PM
Who visits your bird table?

I have a gang of goldfinches who get through two feeders a day of sunflower seeds.

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SGM1A1 - 07 Mar 2016 18:54:36 (#2 of 640)

squirrels

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SGM1A1 - 07 Mar 2016 19:03:36 (#4 of 640)

They are a nuisance.

We get loads of pigeons. They like the bird bath.

TommyDGNR8 - 07 Mar 2016 19:04:21 (#5 of 640)

Goldfinches mainly; I think they bully everything else away.

The odd robin, a couple of bluetits. A pair of woodpigeons and a pair of collared doves that use the bath.

Our goldfinches used to go for the thistle seeds, but since they got a taste for sunflower, the thistle seed goes untouched. I worry that we've introduced them to the avian equivalent of Macdonalds.

elghunden - 07 Mar 2016 19:06:00 (#6 of 640)

Magpies by the dozen. Also bullfinches, coal tits, blue tits. Woodpeckers are round and about too, but not seen eating off the bird table.

milhouse - 07 Mar 2016 19:08:52 (#7 of 640)

Yes, goldfinches are the top of the tree. We also get a lot of great tits and a few blue tits. The finches only come in the winter though.

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Anchorman - 07 Mar 2016 19:40:09 (#9 of 640)

Mainly blue tits and various finches.

I also occasionally get a visit from a great spotted woodpecker

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/8166672
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and green woodpecker,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/3804215
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Blackbirds ,robins ,a jay, pigeons, jackdaws and collared doves also hang around waiting for peanuts to drop to the ground

TommyDGNR8 - 07 Mar 2016 19:41:45 (#10 of 640)

I think our visitors are pretty much all regulars. We live across the road from a big park, so we don't get much "passing footfall" ("wingbeats"?) - they have a multi-acre target with ponds and trees and all sorts just yards away.

Anchorman - 07 Mar 2016 19:45:37 (#11 of 640)

Jackdaw

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/7282244
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Jay

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/7327130
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The regular bird visitor's also bring predators

Video of a sparrow hawk eating a pigeon

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/7895687
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My cat is also a regular lurcher. This was a very near miss for a pigeon

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/5710813
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Tangent - 07 Mar 2016 19:46:47 (#12 of 640)

Boringly, my neighbour's table tend to be the domain of a pair of collared doves, sundry pigeons, a rather aggressive magpie, and a grey squirrel or two. I haven't seen the robins we used to have. I have seen a jay on the table once.

milhouse - 07 Mar 2016 19:48:47 (#13 of 640)

We have about a dozen goldfinches sometimes. They're noisy buggers.

RosyLovelady - 07 Mar 2016 19:48:56 (#14 of 640)

Most of the birds already mentioned visit us, plus blackcaps recently on the bird feeders, and wrens and the occasional thrush on the ground.

There was a jay once, and also a greater spotted woodpecker who looked like a cartoon character.

milhouse - 07 Mar 2016 19:50:01 (#15 of 640)

We've got a pair of green woodpeckers around here, and a heron who is quite the local celebrity. He crosses the road at the pedestrian crossing and everything.

Anchorman - 07 Mar 2016 19:51:06 (#16 of 640)

I used to see a squirrel but I rather suspect my cat got it..

milhouse - 07 Mar 2016 19:52:11 (#17 of 640)

We have squirrels about. Red ones, of course. They're not doing well in the UK, but there are plenty here.

KizzyK - 07 Mar 2016 19:53:14 (#18 of 640)

I think we must have all your sparrows. We have loads living in the garden and they are pretty much all that comes to eat our bird seed but a pair of blackbirds and a couple of robins.

Anchorman - 07 Mar 2016 19:55:18 (#19 of 640)

Sadly I'm in grey squirrel country although I still find them lovely

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/5775836
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I had to design a squirrel proof feeder to stop it taking all the nuts.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31559373@N00/5833278
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HouseOfLametta - 07 Mar 2016 19:59:15 (#20 of 640)

Former European Commisioner Günther Verheugen

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