Bright Young Things

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Jed Kirkham
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Bright Young Things

Post by Jed Kirkham » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:18 pm

Lots of juveniles in and around the garden. Counted 7 Great Tits feeding, probably a family group, mostly youngsters. House Sparrows (approx. 12) seem to be having a good year. Yesterday evening an adult Great Spotted Woodpecker was feeding sunflower seeds to a juvenile on the bird table - unusual as the GS's normally feed on the peanuts and hanging suet blocks. The same pair back this morning the juv more confident and attacking the suet block without its mother, she was busy on the peanuts...
Juv Dunnock spotted with a bald forehead and a Juv female Blackbird with similar bald forehead.

paul b
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Re: Bright Young Things

Post by paul b » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:12 pm

Interesting points, Jed ;in our garden -anything, everything -is ignored if sunflower hearts and fat balls are available. Peanuts, seeds -no way-not worth putting out.
Expensive tastes now these birds! (and even the occasional rat plus the more regular squirrels).

Anthony Karl
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Re: Bright Young Things

Post by Anthony Karl » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Same in my garden the millet, peanuts and seed mix just go mouldy, they love the hearts!

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