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

    I have nailed a suet and mealworm half coconut to a tree that sits a short distance from my window.

    I have some hopes that this will lure the recalcitrant magpies closer.

  2. I'm not expert, and at the risk of sounding all John Torode-y...


    There's too much going on there.
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  3. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Not even a peck mark on the coconut. Shitting magpies.
  4. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    I've got a peanut butter house hanging from a tree, they haven't found it yet - was on sale at Wilkies at 50p for the jar of butter and 50p for the little house it sits in... I just had to.

    Last winter I had my fat balls out for months, not a sniff or a peck. But I got a mystery grass lawn underneath the tree I hung my fat balls from, not realizing the seeds were falling out in the weather and seeding of their own natural accord!

    Blimmin nature!
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  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    My feeding station has now been out for almost two weeks and still practically full. Think I need to add a bath type thing as well as I'm sure nearby water will bring them in.
  6. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    That’s been in our garden 3 hours!

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  7. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member


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  8. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    0 birds.

    And some dick end has half inched my coconut.
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  9. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Could you put some large bread chunks down as a visual signal for 'big birdie dinner here' ?
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  10. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

  11. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    you need to get the word out

    have you tweeted about it?
  12. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    mrs quoad it looks a bit, erm, busy where you live. This might well be your problem. cybershot has a garden that looks like a garden. You look like you live in the middle of Düsseldorf.
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  13. squirrels rampage in my garden - nothing can stop their march. its a cursed earth for bird feeding
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  14. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    I like the smell of mealworms. :hmm:
  15. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Mixed with shrimp?

    If so, are you a cat?
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  16. They smell like fisherman’s maggots.
  17. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Not with shrimp. Only freaks buy those together...
  18. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Fat balls don't last long where I am in the city centre - the birds here have voracious appetites, being used to leftover kebabs and the like.

    I've found that the birds round here don't like sunflower kernels - at all. By bye 7kg bag :(

    But the green finches adore the whole seeds. They will trough through a feeder of seeds in less than an hour, making a hell of a racket - and mess. :cool:
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  19. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I get squirrels too, but they don't seem to bother with the bird feeding station. The one is a cage type thing anyway and I'd know if they were nicking the smaller seeds as it would be practically empty after a few hours.

    I do put peanuts on the ground for the squirrels to mop up, if the crows or Magpies don't get to them first.
  20. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

  21. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    They’ve clocked it.

    Now they’re trying to work out if I’m going to eat them up.

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  22. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    MAgpie just totally went for it. Fucked it. But had a good go!
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  23. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member


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  24. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Fat squirrel.

    The fat magpie is cross.

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  25. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    The fat magpie thinks I want to eat it all up.

    The fat squirrel couldn’t give a fuck whether or not I want to eat it all up. It’s too busy stuffing its face.
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  26. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer


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  27. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    There are now *two* fat magpies.
  28. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Magpies are evil,they eat baby birds and hoard food for later in case they run out of baby birds. If you get magpies you might not get much else, apart from the fat squirrel obvs.
  29. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    joy joy joy
  30. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    in the morning

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