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Old 29-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #11
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At last the rain has stopped. Bluetit arrived back at nesting box but after poking its head into the box several times it flew away. Think disaster has struck.
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Old 29-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #12
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how do you keep the pidgeons off the feeding table, they wait for the blackbird to come and feed from the mealworms, then they muscle in
If you have a bird table with a roof, tie some string around the supports. It keeps the pigeons out but the blackbirds and all the small birds can get in easily.

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Old 29-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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If you have a bird table with a roof, tie some string around the supports. It keeps the pigeons out but the blackbirds and all the small birds can get in easily.

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brilliant idea thank you
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:00 PM   #14
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If you have a bird table with a roof, tie some string around the supports. It keeps the pigeons out but the blackbirds and all the small birds can get in easily.

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I have tried this and it is working. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #15
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I have spent the afternoon bird watching from my conservatory, as it's too wet to do any of the jobs I need to do outside.
There is activity once more at the nesting box. There seems to be just one bluetit flying in and out at irregular intervals. Could it be that there are babies in there after all and perhaps the other bird has been killed. It is rather strange.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #16
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my tits are still ok for fingers crossed for yours
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #17
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my tits are still ok for fingers crossed for yours
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #18
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my tits are still ok for fingers crossed for yours
Thank goodness. It has crossed my mind to ask. Next door has two pigeons nesting on their Sky bracket.
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