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Aug 6th, 2015

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Shy denizens of the Woodlands….

My bird book describes the Jay as a ‘shy woodland bird’. I just went into the kitchen and there were six immature but large jays around the feeding area; two were clinging to the fat balls we put out for the tits, and one was hanging from the bottom of the peanut feeder. Last year […]

Jun 21st, 2015

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Where have all the flowers gone?

Looking out from my new office window (faces towards the front of the house, Lochgoilhead and Beinn Beulah whereas my old office faced to the rear and Beinn Donich), I saw a beautiful roe deer and her fawn. They munched some long grass (I desperately need to do some strimming but the midgies are awful […]

May 27th, 2015

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Squirrel proof bird pole

Some time ago my Mum bought me a bird pole for a present. I’ve put it just outside the kitchen window and it has been a constant source of interest ever since. We’ve had a wider of variety of birds since we had it – we’ve started to have regular visits from siskins and occasional […]

Mar 29th, 2015

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Lovin’ it – maybe…

Some time ago my Mum bought me a super bird feeder tree. It has taken us a while to get it put up (my original location choice turned out to be impossible due to an impenetrable layer of concrete). But yesterday R managed to put it up next to the existing bird feeder. It looks […]

Jan 24th, 2015

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RSPB Birdwatch

I just contributed to the RSPB Birdwatch project. Unlike last year the website seemed to withstand the strain of all the contributors and did not go down in the middle of the survey (or at least not while I was filling the survey in). We do seem to have less birds than last year here […]

Jan 5th, 2015

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More hungry birds

To illustrate my point of the other day – the video is of the birds emptying the large feeder in just over an hour…. As you can see it is large down to the four large (well fat actually) jays. The little birds are also polishing over their seed at the same time…

Jan 3rd, 2015

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Hungry Birds

After the foul weather yesterday it was beautiful again today and we walked out to the end of the Loch. Before we went out I filled the large bird feeder with nuts and also put out about 500g on the ground. By the time we came back (about an hour and a half later), the […]

Sep 4th, 2014

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The Birds are back in town

During the course of the summer we haven’t seen that many birds… Well we have seen them around of course – but not in the numbers there were in the winter and spring, and often we could leave the feeder all day with little activity. Now all of a sudden they are back in force […]

Aug 30th, 2014

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The Jay Team

We have had a mystery on the Donich this week. Three days in a row, the bottom was off one of our bird feeders and all the nuts (over half kg) gone out of it. The bottom disk attaches with a butterfly screw – and I attach it reasonably tightly. At first I thought it […]

Mar 14th, 2014

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De graz is Riz

Spring iz sprung, De graz iz riz, I wonder where de boides iz? De boid iz on de wing – Dats absoid; De wing iz on de boid. Which is just as much as to say that spring has now arrived. There will be bad weather to come I am sure – and we even […]