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Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 9th March 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,677
Posted By chilternbirder
No idea, I gave up on nyjer seed because of the...

No idea, I gave up on nyjer seed because of the sheer volume of shell falling into the seed catcher or onto the ground. The goldfinches seem quite happy with sunflower hearts.
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 24th January 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By chilternbirder
@Jandy Regarding kites and north west London I...

@Jandy
Regarding kites and north west London I was talking to another birder at Stockers Lake outside Rickmansworth today and he said that he saw them when he lived in Pinner but never since he...
Forum: Members Photos 23rd January 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,073
Posted By chilternbirder
Great photos. I didn't know that they had spread...

Great photos. I didn't know that they had spread to your side of London.
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 23rd December 2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,655
Posted By chilternbirder
Pigeons have been a problem for me too. I...

Pigeons have been a problem for me too. I replanted the area around the feeders in the spring and a lot of seedlings were trampled by he pigeons.
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 12th November 2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By chilternbirder
Only two? Either it was a bad day or you weren't...

Only two? Either it was a bad day or you weren't paying attention. :)
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 3rd October 2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By chilternbirder
Every year the core range of the Chiltern birds...

Every year the core range of the Chiltern birds seems to have spread a little more so just be patient Hevva.

Saying that I still haven't seen any in east Herts or Essex so Kent does surprise me a...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 11th July 2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By chilternbirder
I wonder of yours are from the Chiltern release...

I wonder of yours are from the Chiltern release moving west or Welsh birds moving east?

Certainly I see more birds west of Oxford (http://chilternbirder.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=bampton) every year
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 2nd July 2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,711
Posted By chilternbirder
I have had wood pigeons landing on the starling...

I have had wood pigeons landing on the starling feeder and eating the fat bar.
Photo (taken through a not too clean window) here...
Forum: Say Hello 7th June 2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,107
Posted By chilternbirder
From the RSPB website: All birds, their nest...

From the RSPB website:

All birds, their nest and eggs are protected by the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, and it is thus an offence to damage or destroy an active nest or prevent parent birds...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 10th May 2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By chilternbirder
Not a typical pose for a dunnock. I don't think...

Not a typical pose for a dunnock. I don't think the little devils bother to read the field guides.
Forum: Nest Boxes 28th April 2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,031
Posted By chilternbirder
The Wrong Box

There are a huge variety of boxes on the market customised to the requirements of small groups of species. So this year the great tits are once again setting up home in my bat box. Luckily the bats...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 17th April 2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,321
Posted By chilternbirder
I fail to understand this obsession with ripping...

I fail to understand this obsession with ripping out the existing garden as soon as you move in. It happened to my late mother's house, the day after completion a skip appeared and every single shrub...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 26th March 2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,849
Posted By chilternbirder
Winter seems to be back again. A suprise today...

Winter seems to be back again. A suprise today was a pied wagtail using the starling feeder (bad photo her (http://chilternbirder.blogspot.com)e). That caused a double take, you just don't expect to...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 22nd February 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By chilternbirder
She's probably been around for ages, they tend to...

She's probably been around for ages, they tend to stay in cover so you don't notice them until they start singing.
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 11th February 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,299
Posted By chilternbirder
In the days when I had goldcrests in my garden...

In the days when I had goldcrests in my garden they never came to the feeders. Actually if he has come in at all it probably meas that there was some natural food available in the first place.

If...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 2nd February 2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,483
Posted By chilternbirder
I had an interesting chat with another birder...

I had an interesting chat with another birder yesterday discussing this, among other issues. He blamed the problem on the increased population of magpies and other corvids and thought that that was...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 22nd January 2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By chilternbirder
Those red kites are really getting around now. So...

Those red kites are really getting around now. So far I have only seen them south of the Thames at Windsor but I have also seen them as far west as Burford so Basingstoke seems perfectly reasonable....
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 19th January 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By chilternbirder
I would suspect an escape rather than a wild...

I would suspect an escape rather than a wild bird. Eagle or Snowy Owl perhaps.
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 14th January 2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By chilternbirder
Never nice when an animal has to be culled but at...

Never nice when an animal has to be culled but at least there is good eating on a deer.
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 4th January 2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By chilternbirder
The also steal whole feeders. I have caught a...

The also steal whole feeders. I have caught a squirrel running off with one of mine before now and, while gardening yesterday, found a strange feeder under a bush at the bottom of the garden.

I...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 31st December 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,849
Posted By chilternbirder
There is too much countryside for the finches...

There is too much countryside for the finches here. I saw a flock of chaffinches in the lane yesterdaty but at the moment there seems to be too much food for them to bother looking on the other side...
Forum: Say Hello 30th December 2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By chilternbirder
I haven't had any in my garden this winter...

I haven't had any in my garden this winter either. From memory they tend to prefer a fixed seed feeder rather than a hanging one. If your seed feeders are all swinging from brackets this may put them...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 19th December 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,321
Posted By chilternbirder
I have known a squirrel run off with a complete...

I have known a squirrel run off with a complete feeder before now. A squirrel carrying a bird feeder is quite a strange sight but they can manage it.
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 18th December 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,849
Posted By chilternbirder
On the other hand my neigbour's leylandii is of...

On the other hand my neigbour's leylandii is of no interest to them at all although it does provide good cover for nesting blackbirds.
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 17th December 2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,849
Posted By chilternbirder
We used to get goldcrests every winter. They...

We used to get goldcrests every winter. They loved thje old Christmas tree that the previous owners had planted in the middle of the garden. When that got too big and had to be cut down they stopped...
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