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Gee19

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Hope you enjoyed meeting some of my neighbours. Please don’t worry about Legless. Although he tends to land with a thump he manages everything else quite well and can certainly ‘take off’ very quickly. He started coming into the garden a couple of years ago when he only had his foot missing. Earlier this year he seems to have met with another accident which damaged his ‘good’ leg. He is well known around the pond and I am not the only one who feeds him :)

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I enjoyed meeting your visitors, great photos. Poor Legless, what a shame, glad he gets fed well!

26 Jun, 2013

 

Nice to have visitors. They know they are welcome in your garden :o) I like the insects best lol

26 Jun, 2013

 

The baby birds are lovely - can't resist baby robins! Great photos.

26 Jun, 2013

 

What a lovely blog I enjoyed it .

26 Jun, 2013

 

Loved your blog and all your visitors Gee, your Pyracantha will feed a hive full of bees what a beauty!! Aw poor legless -a good job you all look out for him :o)

26 Jun, 2013

 

Wonderful blog Gee...loved it!!

26 Jun, 2013

 

Lovely blog Gee. A nice way to start the day. Thank you!

27 Jun, 2013

 

Lovely blog gee, lovely pics of the birds.... had lots of baby birds here...... :)) you have great pics of yours....

27 Jun, 2013

 

oh, this is the kind of garden I dream of! sharing the space with so many visitors of so many kinds. You've given me something more to dream about, Gee, thanks!!

27 Jun, 2013

 

Isn't it lovely to see the young uns going forth in the world..a totally fascinating and amusing blog Gee, thank you sooo much!
I'm glad to report that my hedgehog has returned again this year, looking very plump, which means my hostas are almost immaculate!
It's great to see return visitors like your plucky duck, they obviously feel quite secure in your garden.

27 Jun, 2013

 

Lovely, Gee....we haven't seen many butterflies this year either.But plenty of bees! And surprisingly, we don't have many one footed ducks in our garden either!!!!!

27 Jun, 2013

 

Super visitors Gee - legless is a darling, isn't he!

27 Jun, 2013

 

Very enjoyable blog Gee, nice to meet all your visitors and their new additions ;0))

30 Jun, 2013

 

Thank you all for your comments. I have a rather sneaky cat that comes into the garden regularly now - he hides in the bushes awaiting unwary birds! I have sent him packing on several occasions and I've laid prickly branches down where he lies in wait to deter him which sounds wicked but I don't want Millie to spot him! She is not cat friendly.

1 Jul, 2013

 

I read that Spike Milligan used to use an air pistol to sting cats and make them retreat from his garden - when someone said he was being cruel to cats, he said, not half as cruel as the cats were to the birds they caught. Not sure how practical that would be in a large garden, let alone how legal these days.

2 Jul, 2013

 

A water pistol is a much safer and more legal alternative, Fran, and one I used on the two terrible terriers I had before Millie. Just gives a shock but no harm done :)

2 Jul, 2013

 

been thinking about a long range water pistol for the squirrels!

2 Jul, 2013

 

We had a cat when we first moved here, kept watching the birds... I sent kayleigh out a few times to chase it away and now it doesnt visit... :))

4 Jul, 2013

 

lol I still think that wiring the metal mesh fence to the mains would be most effective .....

4 Jul, 2013

 

We have 'Spooky' cat sleeps under a shrub below the bird feeders. She can't stay awake for long to do any damage. They know she's there anyway. Other cats I chase away. Her shrub has had a short back and sides today, as it rained last night. I think she will be a bit dismayed but street cats like her are cheeky. Plenty of other shady places she can choose in the garden.

28 Jul, 2013

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