Tuesday, 7 July 2009

They Found It.

Well it's been a wonderfully wet, wet day with lightening and thunder rumbling around and the drive home was more akin to 'watersports' plus waterfalls flowing freely from the overworked guttering around the house. But it's not all doom and gloom as you can see that the Blue Tits have found the refilled fat feeder. From the evidence of the block it looks as if they have been pecking all day long! [All the shots were taken late this evening during a drier period.]

Then a brief visit as the light faded from a Dunnock.


18 comments:

  1. Hi Frank,
    I guess they were happy to find it back!! Looks like you got them staying around with a nice five stars restaurant!!
    Well done on the dunnock. I saw this bord for the first time this year, Can you imagine that?

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  2. Cheers Chris. It's peanut cake with insects..top grub for youngsters. I see Dunnock regularly but they rarely sit still long enough, or in the open for a decent photo.

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  3. We have had the same here Frank most of the day. That's it now those Blue Tits will be back everyday demanding to be fed.

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  4. Just found your blog - love the tits, and the variety in your posts. Always love meeting British birders in the field - they usually know more about my birds than I do. How do you do it?

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  5. Hello Frank nice to hear from you today :) Lovely shots as usual..it has been wet here at last not as much rain as you've had but enough for the ground to perhaps plump up the berries on all the plants. Thunder and Lightning...something I rarely see here I think the last time I saw a good storm like that I was about 16 years old...23 years ago Wow!! that's shocking when you put it down as a number isn't it!!! LOL

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  6. Roy. Well at least the larder is restocked ...for now.

    Hi Chris (P). Welcome to the "Early Birder" & thanks for the compliments re blog content.
    As to our birding knowledge..Not sure but on the 2 occassions I've visited the USA, once with a professional guide I did some homework beforehand (bought guides etc)so that I had some idea of what I might be looking at. Personally I've also learnt a lot from my regular readers blogs over the past few months. Cheers Frank

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  7. Hi Crista. After the good run of fine, hot weather I suppose we shouldn't grumble about the rain (it is needed) but hope it clears up before our visit to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show later this week.
    Lol FAB.

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  8. Hehe. You said Blue Tits. Sorry. I couldn't resist a little juvenile humor. :) I'll have to get some advice from you guys when I make my first suet block.

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  9. Hey Rene...naughty but watch if I manage to post a 'Great Tit'!
    Sorry to disappoint but the fat block was shop bought.

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  10. Lovely again Frank, but how on earth do your suet blocks not get devoured by Starlings, the Tits hardly get a look in here!

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  11. ...we have peanut butter suet here, but I've never seen one with insects in it. That's double the protein, which is great for the birds. Do you buy it or make it?

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  12. Glad the little chaps found the new block Frank. The Starlings seem to demolish mine in a matter of hours; nothing else gets a look in.

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  13. Sounds as if I have the same weather here as well... the heavy rains and thunder have really pushed the little birds deep into the trees... I can see them deep in the branches from my windows, occasionally letting out a little "chirp".... hopefully it dries up soon.

    Wonderful photos...

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  14. The Blue Tits must be a wonderful bird to have visiting. : )

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  15. Great stuff Frank, I wonder if you'll ever be able to attract Woodpeckers like we do back here with the fat block ?

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  16. Jan & Keith. The fat feeder is located close to the house (under patio canopy)& perhaps we are fortunate that the Starling tend to visit next door to feed.

    Kelly. I have to admit that it is shop bought from a range we sell at work. There are various varieties; with berries or seeds and even one specifically for Robins!

    Michelle. I do hope the sun soon returns for you & the birds.

    Steve B. The youngsters are very inquisitive whereas the adults are much more wary, just like humans.

    Nick S. Thanks, but hopefully some better shots to come. Would be excellent to get a Woody but I think we have only ever seen one Great-spotted in a neighbours garden in over 12 years.

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  17. You are indeed lucky if the Starlings give you a miss. Our feeders are rapidy depleted by the early Starling strike force.

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  18. The Watcher. Well we do have visits from Parakeets so perhaps they are keeping the Starlings at bay!

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