This afternoon, just after the sunflower seeds feeder had been refilled, a greenfinch paid a visit to the feeder in the ‘Evereste’ apple tree. He was quickly chased away by the goldfinches, which will empty the feeder in no time at all.
Today no less than 7 goldfinches at the same time fighting for a seat at the feeder with sunflower seeds.
The goldfinches have clearly understood that papi Jo regularly refills the feeder with sunflower seeds. As soon as my back is turned, they rush like gluttons.
A few days ago I replaced the “bird seed mixture” in this feeder with nothing but (unshelled) sunflower seeds. It didn’t take long for the goldfinches to spot their favourite food, even though I had never seen them in my garden before.Well, they have to share with the tits. But…
The siskins have arrived in papi Jo’s garden! First ever visit was 2 years ago, in early March. They finally found their way to my garden again this year … and of course to the enticing fat balls hanging in my Everest crab-apple tree. Lovely colours, esp. in the males,…
Hello all gardeners who like the little birdies. Today my secret recipe for making peanut garlands to attract tits. The result is guaranteed pre- and post-Brexit compliant. See the result on the video Roundabout for blue tits
Blue tit feeding at the peanuts garlands in my garden today.
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.
The sparrows have got a bit cleverer and managed to remove the plastic ‘skirt’ protection (see my previous post here & photos). I have improved the system, with a ceramics ‘hat’!
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…