Saturday, 17 October 2009

Great Tit came back.

Having never seen a great tit in all the ten years I've been here in this house, I was beginning to think there was some sort of local blackspot for them. Then this little charmer appeared last week and came back again yesterday. Hopefull he'll stay around (I think it's a male, seems to have a broad black line but I can't remember since it's been so long).

Very pleased that the great tit has returned. Not a great pic but he's a real cutie.

Pretty picture of a blue tit with two goldfinches behind.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Latest attempt to stop soggy seed.

This is my latest attempt to prevent a build up of seed porridge in the tray when it rains. Since this is the worst feeder for seed being spilt into the tray, I thought I'd try out a dome shelter on it. Having seen the price of them in the garden centre (more than the feeder), I went looking for something that I could adapt and found this mixing bowl in Wilkinsons for 79p. It has a lip, which I've drilled holes in but I might cut it off if it doesn't work. I put two small holes in the top to thread the wire hanging loop through. Here's hoping it works! Shouldn't have to wait long to find out -rain is forcast for tomorrow.