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Bird feeding

Post by kracker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:36 pm

I was at my local sainsburys this morning and today the reduced all the big pots of sweat mincemeat in the home baking isle from £3 to 30p for a 1.6kg i bought a shed load last year for the same price i rinsed off all the goo and soaked the fruit over night and had nice big plump fruits the black birds love these 24kg bought today ...
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Re: Bird feeding

Post by Conifers » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:44 pm

What are the ingredients? Have to be sure there's nothing in there toxic to birds.


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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kracker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:55 pm

Vine fruits,apple,glucose,syrup,mix peel,treacle, dextrose,orange oil ,suet icon_study i would imagine all the different sugars would be washed out i always rinse then soak :DD
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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kata » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:26 pm

Also we had a warning about netting on food not too long ago Kracker, birds getting stuck and dying at the net.

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Re: Bird feeding

Post by Clive60 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:53 pm

Poundland's fat balls are netless and 8 for, you guessed £1 :roll: haven't seen any cheaper.


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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kracker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:55 pm

No netting i just put in a big pile on the garden wall
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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kata » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:49 am

Thats great Kracker,

Do mice not steal.......... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Clive, birds pass but never much land at mine. I had a fat ball there so long its got growth (green shoots)... :lol: :lol: :lol:

A Blackbird came twice for a tray of fatty stuff I bought but none for ages now...the tray is still full.

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Re: Bird feeding

Post by RogerBacardy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:07 pm

Great tip Kracker, and Clive, that's a great price for suet balls! icon_thumleft icon_thumleft I get the RSPCA ones, so at least a bit of dough goes to their cause, but the next time I pass a Poundland I'll stock up :)

Kata, you seem to be quite an expert on bird feeding, despite not feeding birds very often! icon_geek Maybe the rain ruined the feed you put out.

As I type I can see 4 birds feeding in our garden right now. They seem to gravitate towards the suet balls most of all ( go through about 2 a day), but also go for the mixed seed and peanuts. I also throw bread out there too, but that seems to attract the pigeons more. Anyway, great to see the birds feeding in the winter, when there's not much else to look at in the garden :)


My only worry is that when I'm older I'll be the weird bloke who feeds the birds at the park and has flocks of pigeons on his roof, annoying his neighbours :oops:


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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kata » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:33 pm

Kata, you seem to be quite an expert on bird feeding, despite not feeding birds very often! icon_geek Maybe the rain ruined the feed you put out.
No Roger, not an expert. I did move bungalows and town, where before I had loads of birds and got to know what they would eat. This town lacks that interaction with wildlife.

Two years here and seen only starlings which are vvery greedy but fly past so fine with me... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: And one single Robin..and a Blackbird twice. Thats it apart from flying rats...Pigeons.

My birds (old bungalow) (Blue t (word censored) hated fat balls but loved peanuts and would swing on the feeder all day. They also nested in the eaves so I watched them bring bits of leaf staks etc for the nest.

They were fun to watch.

Hopefully when the garden is sorted and the birds have somewhere to sit or land then it may change..I hope so.

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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kracker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:50 pm

I also make my own fat balls so to speak, just buy half a dozen lards and i always buy large bags of wild bird seed from costco ,melt it all down and making sure a responsible adult is in charge :lol: then throw in a load of seed and dried fruit and tip out into a large pile looks like an upside down bucket on the feeder can take weeks to go .... :D
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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kata » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:20 pm

Sounds excellent Kracker

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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kracker » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:29 pm

Now that s a fat ball (so to peak ) Dried fruit soaked over night ,5 large lards , 2 kilos bird seed .set in a bucket and tipped out now on the bird table it always takes a couple of days for the birds to get use to it but the wood rats don't mind tucking straight in !
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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kata » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:35 pm

wooooow that some size Kracker............ :lol: :lol:
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My friend the Bluet which I used to sit and watch do acrobats on the feeder, I really miss them.
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These are the nets we are warned harm the birds. (netting).
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I think if they would visit and decide to eat them in my garden then this would be a better idea kracker.
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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kracker » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:05 pm

I used to buy the net balls but i did rip off the nets ...and to watch over and make sure the cats stay away is my noisy weapon :twisted:
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Re: Bird feeding

Post by kata » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:15 pm

God willing,

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I can't believe a stupid neighbour accross the way. My garden is graced by a garage at the bottom of the garden. Cat sit by the Leylandis waiting for birds to fly out (probably why I never see any birds). Neighbour throws bread on top of the garage and the birds come to eat it...cat is waiting.... icon_aaargh icon_aaargh icon_aaargh

I can't understand their logic, they have their own gardens...feckin use it........ :mrgreen:

We had a dog like yours, lived for over 10 years, a real beautiful breed.
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