I get no birds in my garden. I may have mentioned this before.
Yesterday I was at my back door when I heard a lot of twittering – a flock of long-tailed tits were in a tree in the garden behind my house. This was very exciting. They’re quite a rare bird in the UK, but occasionally a flock will pass through and stop to feed awhile.
There were a couple of of blue tits in the tree as well!! And there were two robins ON THE ROAD.
I have a bird feeder, with nyger seeds (loved by robins, according to the packet). But no – they’d rather peck at something in the road..
The long-tailed tits flew off, towards the front of my house. Yippee!! But no – they kept going.
There’s a very large tree in the garden opposite, and at the same time as the long-tailed tits were flying away, a small flock of starlings landed in the tree. There must have been maybe 20. One of them flew down and looked at the bird feeder – and then flew away again.
Seriously, what is wrong with my garden??
At the moment I have meal worms and nyger seeds out, half a coconut and a bowl of water, and I also put out bread (decent, seeded wholemeal bread!!!). An occasional wood pigeon will come down and polish off the bread, but other than that – nothing.
I would be so pleased to see them. I really would.
If anyone’s got any suggestions about what I can do to encourage the little blighters to come and spend some time on my bird feeder, I’d be most grateful.
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