Dinner’s ready!

Sparrows having a great time at the grease balls on my crab apple tree. Shy blue tits only come when the boisterous sparrows have flown away.

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How to attract tits and keep sparrows at bay

This year I purchased a huge carton of suet balls, at bargain price. I hang them in my little crab apple tree ‘Evereste’, much to the delight of all the little garden birdies. However I’m somewhat fed up (pun intended) with the behaviour of the sparrows who come in their masses, eat the balls in…

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About pigeons – a true story

A month ago a couple of stupid pigeons made their nest in the akebia quinata covering my pergola. Nothing elaborate in fact, just a rudimentary platform; nothing to be proud of. And of course what was bound to happen did happen a couple of weeks ago, one of the pair of eggs that had been…

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Food for birds … who can read!

Just bought this assortment of bird food to hang from my Malus ‘Evereste’ tree. Found out that it has a BEST BEFORE date… for birds who can read. Anyway, judging by those sparrows’ appetite, those balls will be finished long before the limit date.

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