Office upgrade - now significantly more attractive to birds

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by mrs quoad, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

  2. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    14 minutes in.

    0 birds.

  3. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    I bet you just get a fat squirrels and pigeons. (if my feeder is anything to go by)
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  4. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    rather sexist way of talking about microsoft's latest thing, isn't it?

    oh, hang on, i see what you mean...

  5. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    It’s part of a double whammy, each of which has so far attracted 0 birds.

    Even the usual magpies aren’t out there this morning. Perhaps they don’t like going out when it’s cold.

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  6. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    I'm gonna be watching this thread like a... Bluetit.
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  7. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Are the feeders attached to the window? If so, aren't you worried about birds crashing into the window? I would be - after cats. windows are the number one risk to birds.
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  8. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    It takes a while for birds to realise there is food available. They don't have magic seedar. They will come, be patient.
  9. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    You will definitely attract magpies (and starlings) to your fat balls (fnarr) if you usually see them.

    There's enough sunflower seeds there to last my Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits and Nuthatches about 3 minutes and 35 seconds.
  10. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member


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  11. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    They have perfectly legitimate food seeking behavioural patterns, which will eventually lead them to your feeder.
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  12. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    My fat balls bring all the birds to the yard.
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  13. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    We have about 30kg at home, so will bring in refills as appropriate.

    Should also probably try not to leave them up overnight, because drunk students.
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  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I put up a new bird station on Sunday from aldi (£14.99 bargain, with all the bits) haven't seen a single bird at it yet everything still full!! :mad:
  15. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    But what will the poor starving birds do for breakfast, unless you're going to put them back up before dawn? :(
  16. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    On no account get excited and shout 'look at those tits' as you could find yourself on a one way visit to HR.
  17. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Or 'sugar tits' :hmm:
  18. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    If they’re that hungry maybe you should put up a kebab feeder.
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  19. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    They'll have to make do with pigeon.

  20. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Aren't you up late? You need to feed the poor starving birds at dawn tomorrow.

    (((starving birdies)))

  21. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    I hope its not a cloud subscription model, you don't want your office to be reliant solely on a connection to Azures services.
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  22. Don't they just love the sunflower seeds!

    Regular seeds last 4-5 days (now I've worked out a way to stop the pigeon being able to gorge on them), sunflower seeds about 500g lasts a morning If we're lucky.

    Looking forward to Mrs Q's update:

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  23. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Come on mrs quoad -- have they found that feeder yet?
  24. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

  25. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I have considered scattering some seeds more broadly, to give them the idea. (We scatter them on our driveway, so sparrows can eat without being attacked / shoved off by starlings).
  26. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    What are you DOING in that car park??
  27. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    We (the toddler and I) bought two sacks of carrion yesterday. (Well. Bags of “dried mealworm and shrimp.” Which smells pretty much as awful as the name suggests.)

    I may bring some of that in to chuck around, as we’ve mostly got corvids and magpies out front, and I reckon they’d be more tempted by stinky corpses than by seeds.
  28. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Delicious stinky worms.

    Who could resist?

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  29. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Quoad's feet.
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  30. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Unusually, topped by full length trousers.

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