Thursday 30 March 2023
Thursday 23 March 2023
It seems that every time I look out of the window, the Robin is there.
The Robin eats from this box but prefers to eat from the tiled floor, so I always scatter some crumbs on the ground just for the Robin.
I never see the female Blackcap, but the male comes every day to eat at this feeder and sometimes from the tiled floor.
Thursday 16 March 2023
When the deciduous trees lose their leaves and become dormant, I have a greater opportunity of seeing the shy Eurasian Jay. This winter I have focused my attention more on Jays than any other bird. These are a few of my photographs. No more words necessary.
Saturday 11 March 2023
We are experiencing torrential rain and cold blustery winds. Last night my watering can which had water inside, and a long handled brush and pan, were blown from one side of my balcony to the other, and the branch that held one of my hanging feeders snapped and to my dismay I couldn't find the metal feeder anywhere on my balcony so eventually when the rainstorm became less intense I went outside and found it on the ground covered in soggy soil. I went to find my trusty grabber and managed to dislodge it from where it had fallen in the middle of a Camellia bush. I was so pleased to find it in tact, as over the years it's the only one that has stood the test of time, except for the base, which a squirrel managed to unscrew from both sides where it was held in place, and ran away with it. I heard a noisy commotion outside my small bedroom window, and could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the squirrel with the base in it's mouth. then it scampered away over the roof. After trying several lids from my jars and tins of face cream, I discovered that the lid of a small Nivea tin fitted perfectly, and my daughter in law Paula who likes fixing things went to my late husband's workshop and found the tools with which to punch four holes around the sides and the wire to hold it in place.
This is the feeder with the original base.
This is my feeder now.
I always bang on the window when I see the squirrels at the feeder