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Message posted by romany girl via mobile 25/12/2020 at 11:19pm
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We have a Robin who is nest building under our Conifer trees, using some broken interwoven fencing from next door and a few dead shrub stems to balance it on. We also have a Blackbird starting to build a nest higher up above him,and the Daffodils are now fully out around our borders.

Sure sign that spring is on the way!

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Message posted by ficklejade26/12/2020 at 3:33pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 25/12/2020
Deer? Wow! Beats our occasional grey squirrel (thankfully they donít have a strong hold here yet) & the clever crow that can lift the peanut feeder right off the hanging basket bracket with its beak, having dinner on the ground.



Beautiful as they are, you really do NOT want deer in the garden! They are no respecters of property at all and you can guarantee that they'll leave hoof mark trails all over your lawn, turn your pond into a wallow, eat all your favourite plants (including ones that they're not supposed to eat) and your car/caravan/motorhome becomes a very popular rubbing post! Poly tunnels seem to attract their attention, too, as my friend's found out. Now we've discovered how expensive they are in terms of bird feeders and peanuts!

Then there's the somewhat unnerving thing of checking very carefully before you let the dog out in the morning - not for the first time, I've opened our back door to find a stag outside - bit like that scene with Sidney Poitier and the moose in Deadly Pursuit!

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Message posted by Oswestry Ed via mobile 28/12/2020 at 3:06pm
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Put the bird feeders back this morning after the storm, only a light dusting of snow here. Within half hour we had the usual :- blue, long tailed, & coal tits. Great Spotted Woodpecker & Nuthatch. Also we had a tree creeper visit the garden.

Message posted by Capt Lightning28/12/2020 at 4:52pm
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Freezing cold with a dusting of snow here, but no wind or rain.

I'm having to fill the bird feeder two or three times a day. There's a resident robin, that I swear waits for me to feed it. I can see it watching me as I put out seed, peanuts and meal worms, and as soon as I turn away, it's down for a feed.

Deer (and hares) are a real pest in this area and have caused real damage in our friends market garden.   I haven't had one in the garden, but I have seen hoof prints and droppings on the drive. A few years ago, we had a badger living under the summerhouse. It used to dig up daffodil bulbs. One night it got into the strawberry bed and ate everything.



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Message posted by ficklejade06/1/2021 at 6:02pm
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0323am and -6 degrees and the troops were in again. No Rudolf this time but he's taught his ladies well as they went straight to the bird feeders and knocked them over before hoovering up the contents. One tried to get to our window feeder but couldn't reach it.



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Message posted by Oswestry Ed via mobile 07/1/2021 at 1:36pm
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Just had a flock of 20 Red wings eating berries in our garden, never seen them in our garden before. The Sparrowhawk made an unsuccessful sweep. Also had Green Woodpecker on the frozen lawn this morning.

Message posted by Capt Lightning08/1/2021 at 11:19am
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Resident Robin was down for breakfast as soon as I put out seeds, nuts and mealworms. Closely followed by great and blue tits.



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Message posted by ficklejade08/1/2021 at 1:50pm
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Oswestry Ed, you're lucky having berries - all ours went two months ago.

There's now 7" of ice on one of our bird water baths but we're breaking the ice on the pond daily and the feeders are getting topped up twice a day. The birds are tapping on the windows to remind us! No snow here though.

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Message posted by Oswestry Ed via mobile 10/1/2021 at 5:48pm
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All berries have now disappeared here now.
Today we had a Siskin and Tree Creeper in the garden.

Message posted by ficklejade14/1/2021 at 11:34pm
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We had a great spotted woodpecker on the peanuts this afternoon the first one we've had in for 12 years. Used to have them regularly - the mum used to bring her fledglings in - but they destroyed the old woodland where they nested to build flats. Mundane sighting but very welcome for us.


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