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Now I've started feeding the birds, the magpies and crows are forever hanging around - all those little birds in one place I guess.
 

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We have a resident Pheasant that visits to hoover up the husks and other debris that fall to the fround after the garden birds have fed.

I have an idea for Christmas dinner.
 

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We have a resident Pheasant that visits to hoover up the husks and other debris that fall to the fround after the garden birds have fed.

I have an idea for Christmas dinner.

Theirs, or yours ?
 

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Get stuffed.


(That's a Mission Statement, by the way :D)
 

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Now I've started feeding the birds, the magpies and crows are forever hanging around - all those little birds in one place I guess.

What are you feeding ?. you don't want them well I don't, feed something they don't like they big bullies, I put some fat balls out its attracting starlings bulling the smaller birds, will stop putting them out
 

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seeds nuts and caged fatballs - I'm more concerned with the magpies and crows killing the smaller birds than anything else, but then that's nature I guess
 

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Three Long Tailed Tits on the table right now.

My IP Camera has still not arrived, so you'll just have to imagine it.

The Tits, not the Camera.
 

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Saw a Merlin this morning, just as I was driving along the lane into our Village.

Clearly a bird of prey, but smaller than a Sparrow Hawk.

Flew fast and low, but when it rose to land on the hedgerow could almost be mistaken for a Thrush.

Grabbed my Bird ID book as soon as I came into the house and the pics and description are a perfect match.
 

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The last few dats we have been getting small flocks of long tailed tits in the garden - little pink balls of fluff with a long tail & ever so cute :D
 
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All I seem to get is magpies, pigeons, and a little black bird, and some mice.

No sign of the little robin.

But I am town centre.
 

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The last few days we have been getting small flocks of long tailed tits in the garden - little pink balls of fluff with a long tail & ever so cute :D


Yes, the ones I mentioned a couple of Posts up are still with us. There are three fast growing youngsters and the two parents.

Sadly, the cheap IP Camera I bought is utter shite, so still no pics :(
 

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Picked up a couple of used Ixus 105 (the second was an unexpected win with a low bid) on an auction site for £40. 12 mega pixel and bigger lens so better and cheaper than a Pi + Pi cam.
Loaded CHDK (CHDK Wiki) to enable interval timer and USB control and made a remote control that plugs into the camera's USB from an ESP8266 that I can control, over my network, from a browser or from the simple app I made for my phone.
To catch bird shots some on the CHDK site advocate just leaving the camera set to take a picture every second rather than trying to trigger it manually or by motion detection.
As soon as it warms up a bit I'll put it out by the feeder and see what works best..
 
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Just had the chance to count our Long Tailed Tit family and there are, in fact, seven of them.
 

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Put out 4x feeders (2 with seeds & 2 with suet balls) last Friday, but I have yet to see even ONE small bird eating at any of them - must be all the cats (including 2 of ours, + a small garden statue of another!) around here .:mad:
 
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