Young Robin - taken 2009 in back garden - Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland


When was the last time you actually watched wildlife in your back garden?

Today? Last week? Can't remember? In today's modern world, we are finding it increasingly difficult to relax and take time out from work or family. This blog is to remind you all of the free entertainment that we can enjoy each and every day - WILDLIFE!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

It Worked!

After a week of nothing visiting the new feeder, I decided a new plan was called for.
The seed was starting to turn mouldy due to the heavy non stop rain we've had all week and the only birds I'd seen were Coal Tits.
So, I thought why not buy seed just for the Tits and re-filled it with Sunflower seeds.

Literally 10 minutes after I filled it, 3 Coal Tits appeared and dutifully helped themselves to the seeds - they've been taking it in turns for the past 3 hours!

I knew I could count on them.
And, it may attract Siskins and Finches, you never know!


Jann said...

I recently hung out an all-sunflower seed feeder, too, and the Cassin's finches are all over it. I've seen a couple very shy juncos, not sure if its the sunflower seeds attracting them but hope to see them more this winter. Nice coal tit photos!

Warren Baker said...

Well done Sharon. I find Sunflower hearts are by far the most popular food, but thet are expensive!

Kelly said...

Yeah! I'm glad your birds are back. I also use a lot of black-oil sunflower seeds for my birds. The chickadees (much like your Coal Tits) love them.

Chris said...

Hi Sharon,
Cool you did the right thing it appears.... And we got nice shots! COngrats!

sharon said...

Thanks guys - need to adjust the feeder today though as the wind has blown it off the pole so sunflower seeds are now scattered over the gravel!