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mrsbradey



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

susie wrote:
RagnarRocks wrote:
Loads of starling around my house as wel I encourage them as they shite all over my neighbours Audi and it eats the paint. I think nature is wonderful especially all the wee birdies funny thing is they rarely shite on my car do you think they understand the plan by any chance ?

Well I wouldn't shite on your car either MrRR.
I am convinced that those sweet birdies understand when they are onto a good thing, they is very clever when receiving special treatment. I talk to 'my' small flock of sparrows and they talk back to me, yes isn't it wonderful. Just this very evening when I came back to the house they were waiting in the hedge and one of 'em goes," here she is with that daft dog, let's hope she's got some seeds in with that dry-bag oats she's been giving us all week".
Aye they're a cocky bunch all right.


Every morning when we feed our chucks, the sparrows always come and get their share, they even seem to push the hens aside, and they let them!!

Oh, and I wouldn't shit on his car either, or anything else of his!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I let my chuckies out in the morning a huge flock of sparrows appears like magic and they follow the hens about picking up stray bits of corn. At the other end of the day, at shut up time, a small flock of about 50 sparrows gathers on the barn roof ready to accompany me and Sal back to the house, they fly in front and behind as we walk home and wait outside the door whilst I get a dish of feed. I put the hens in the hut with their feed and then tidy stuff up a bit then feed those cheeky sparrows. I can tell most of them apart now. Many were born under the tiles on our roof and I've been watching them growing up all year. A dozen are super friendly and one or two come in the house door and look around a bit. Sal doesn't mind them, but she won't let the blackbird in!
The year before last, during summer, I came home to find a partially built swallow's nest on the electric meter above the door on the inside! I always leave the door open when it's not blowing a howling gale but I can't have a nest in the house! It's the one and only time I've shifted a bird's nest. The swallows sat on the washing line for a few days wondering what had happened. I had to hang a bugblind up to stop them off.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a tendency to let the birds do their own thang, when I moved here there where no birdies around my house, now there are loads. The workshops have nests in again and I have a flock of atarlings comes and pinches all the chook food. Nicest part for me is the collared doves started off with one now I've got about 10 come along.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye the wee birds are fun to watch, just the starlings are really messy on the house roof. Also very destructive when nesting, in early summer it seems there was many vehicle fires atributed to nesting birds!!

But the shit washes off, and we should checkout our vehicles at that time of year before starting them. We had a tractor out of action for a while, until chicks hatched!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I make nest-starter homes, for the wrens, out of willows. We put them high up in the new sheds so that the wren boys can get busy building for the girlies. During winter the wrens in the steading all crowd into one old nest to keep warm. When we go to feed the cows they wake up and start coming out, it's like a joke because you could nearly lose count. We had 10 in the same box one winter when it was very cold. Get lots of robins nesting between hay bales too. Plus the ubiquitous blackbirds, sprogs and starlings. Starlings are great if you want to watch a wrestling match  they fall out and roll around all over locked together. Who needs telly?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was working out at reay yesterday, and there was a lot of shooting going on, were you taking pot shots at the birds susie?

Or wre you engaged in a shhotout with your plastic (bunny bashing) bobbies?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Twer'n't me Ada. Them there plastic bobbies was flying their little red flag and flashing their little orange light and lying down in the all new bangsy wangsy range shooting themselves into a frenzy. Glad you heard it, it's nice to share.

Have they changed their day in Reay?

I thought it was Tuesdays when they entertain slags and harlots.

Cor! I wish they would keep us informed.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hawk wont last long in its new buzzy environment whilst the starlings have been unwittingly selectively bred to do well on their radioactive perches. Hope the hawk dosent eat any of them then go home with its keeper to infect their family  Shocked

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