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- Closed on Friday, 30th November 2018
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For my love of birds....I started with 4 starlings 3 years ago, they have increased in numbers to around 100. They come every day at the crack of dawn, all lining up as a meeting point. They sit on the wires and whistle and woo which turns into a grunting noise just before they all come floating down to the bird feeders. I have lots of feeders, bird tables, hanging feeders and bird baths.
I ensure all the birds have food and water supplies from arriving for breakfast until supper in the evening, I love these birds and their population is decreasing despite the large numbers that come.
Each year, the adults bring their new young and they all gather and meet on the telephone wires above my back garden. They're not the only birds that come, I have a wide variety but numbers are a lot lower of the other birds (blackbirds, jackdaws, magpies, sparrows, goldfinches, blue tits, wagtails, wood pigeons, collared doves and dunnocks). I've been feeding these birds for many years, they know where to come without fail and can rely on always having a food and water source throughout the year.
Anyone who has a love for birds and wildlife will appreciate how wonderful they are and their natural beauty and intelligence. Their characteristics are amazing to watch and learn. They are the most fascinating creatures to watch.
I buy good quality mealworm suet pellets, ready peck and mealworms. I purchase 50kg a week of pellets, they also get through 16 fat balls a day, 4 suet cakes a day and 6 coconut shells a day, so you can imagine the monthly cost (circa £400). I would greatly appreciate any donations that anyone may wish to give to help with the cost of feeding the birds.
I also visit my local park, a country park and a local reservoir to put food out for the birds, as winter will draw in, this will become more important as food will be scarce.
If anyone would like to make a donation to help towards the cost of the food, the birds (and I) would be extremely appreciative. Many thanks for reading and a huge thank you for any donations made.
- 4 months ago
Julie Grewer4 months ago
The weather is changing and the birds are going to bed earlier. The starlings have doubled to 200. The adults that originally left the young once they were feeding themselves, have now returned. The goldfinches have also doubled in numbers, extra feeders have been put out which the sparrows are also sharing. The first grey wagtail has returned (having gone off in the spring), lovely to see back.
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If anyone wishes to donate bird food or feeders that would also be very helpful and appreciated. Please contact me for address details. Many thanks in advance. Julie & the Birds