Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The best of the days weather was had this morning, while I was working! As soon as I got home, the first of a rash of showers started to fall, so I cancelled my walk today. The only birds of note were a HOBBY seen chasing the SWALLOWS over Migrant alley as I walked to work, and a KESTREL seen around the Greenhouses as i walked back.
I spent the afternoon cleaning out all my birdfeeders. The birds are eating nearly 2kg of sunflower hearts a day! Thats nearly £100 a month! I watched them all feeding later in the day, and estimated that there were 50-60 birds in the garden - who says they dont need feeding in summer?

Hopefully normal ''patchwatching'' will resume tomorrow!

5 comments:

swatson said...

thats a lot of bird Warren no wonder the cost is so high.Then again sunflower hearts arent the cheapest but certainly I have found the favourite
Sheila

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Warren. I agree with Sheila. The sunflower hearts are the most popular with most of the birds. It certainly pays to buy them by the sack load.
I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Lancs and Lakes Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Gee whizz Warren - 2kgs of sunnies lasts all winter at Base Camp. Got any tips on how to get slug slime out of feeders, noticed ours has fallen off the tree in the gales this week and is full of the slimy little horrors - at least they'll eat the dodgy seeds at the bottom.

Cheers

D

Dean said...

Rain on & off all day here as well, Warren. Hence no post today.

Kelly said...

...you have too much rain and we don't have enough. Already the leaves on my birch trees are turning yellow and falling off and the grass is starting to go. I hope we get a little rain soon. Send some our way!