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Thanks to everyone for their comments on my posting Cats & Birds, they made great reading, my conclusion being to carry on as I have been, for me to enjoy the birds but just hope the cats don’t get to enjoy them too!

With this in mind I couldn’t resist a pack of these Gardman Hanging Feeders for Wild Birds when we popped into B&Q over the weekend, I like these feeders as you can hang them individually or stack them together and for under £5.00 I think they are quite good value for money, I have had these feeders before but not this particular selection:

Thistle Seed to attract Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Coal Tits, Siskins and Bullfinches.
Robin Seed & Insect Mix to attract Robins, Blue Tits, Black Caps, Dunnocks, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Wrens, Finches, Thrushes and other species.
Blue Tit Seed & Insect Mix to attract Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Thrushes, Robins, Dunnocks, Black Caps, Wrens and other species.

Saturday 27th October is National Feed the Birds Day, designed to encourage people to feed the birds in their gardens. It is also a good opportunity for regular bird feeders to increase their feeding regime for winter. Feed the Birds Day is timed to coincide with the clocks going back as this marks the onset of the long, dark winter nights, when life can start to get a little harder for birds.


Anonymous said...

As I don't have a garden I will be putting bird feeders on my allotment in the next week or so. It was lovely to see a chirpy robin close up there on Sunday, as well as the usual magpie mob and others.

Threadspider said...

It's very odd, but the hordes of birds I have had in my garden all summer have gone-despite the food I always put out. I am hoping we are between migrants and I will get some more birds soon. The garden seems empty!

Joanna said...

I have never tried those feeders, have always wanted to try thistle seed, to get goldfinches. I saw just on to day, for the first time. I saw a barn owl at the weekend in a field nearby. It was amazing never seen that before.

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

We have had hardly any birds in the garden this year, a few blue tits so I was very excited with a tiny little sparrow paid my bird table a vist...I had emptied out a bag of salad sprinkles (you know the mixed bag of seeds and nuts for added 'goodness' to your greens) it was out of date and I was over joyed to ss my little visiter...
Suzie Sews