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Feed the birds, tuppence a bagRSS feed

Posted: Wednesday 4 February, 2009

by Rosemary at 8:51pm in Gardening No comments Add your own

You may recall the song from Mary Poppins, I think - well inflation's moved things along since then. We've always put out bird feeders and enjoy the wild birds that come to feed. A friend gave us a huge feeder as a wedding present - the idea that we could fill it every couple of days. Unfortunately, the birds didn't understand this and proceeded to empty it.

We don't get anything very exotic - starlings, spuggies (sparrows), wrens (one of my favourites), blackbirds, blue tits, a couple of goldfinches.

With the cold weather, I've been making fat cakes, with suet, seeds and peanut meal. They go real quick these days.

As I came home from work a few nights ago, two blackbirds were singing their hearts out. The sound was just beautiful -a wonderful reward for a few seeds over the winter.

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