Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by J H Foto, Apr 15, 2018.
Yep, they're beautiful, all right. With the number on our allotments, I've come to love their funny noises too - especially the bubbling one.
I think at first glance they look ugly and oily, but when you really look at them they are beautiful.
They're attractive and fascinating birds...until you have a thousand of them roosting in the trees at the end of your garden!
It's funny watching them empty a feeder of mealworms trying to find the best ones.
Making a Mess by Tony Evans, on Flickr
I have a feeding cage that only the smaller birds can get into, otherwise the Sheppeys rape the table.. its got a lid that hinges open. I watched one try to lift the lid but it was too heavy so it gave up. A few minutes later it ( I assume ) returned with a mate and they tried together to lift it. Very intelligent bird.
We have them in our roof. They figured out how to remove the ventilation covers on the soffits and are quite happy with an entirely vertical approach to the remaining hole. So much for the building regs. Wish we hadn't had all tbe boarding replaced with UPVC.
MUch as I like them, we do have to ration the birdseed as they tend to strip the feeders at a rate of knots.
We have one bright spark on the telegraph wire that imitates the local red kite.
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