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Just when I had said to Amy that I rarely see him in the garden now.

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Ha ha. Excellent photography. Thanks for sharing.

12 May, 2014

 

Without hesitation this blog was nominated to GoYpedia. Brilliant story and photos. You are story teller talent :-)

12 May, 2014

 

P.S. For some unknown reason the button "Like" doesn t work. I pressed it several times, lol.

12 May, 2014

 

Fabulous Gee made me smile

12 May, 2014

 

Its a great storyline with wonderful characters. It made me smile too.

12 May, 2014

 

Super pictures and characters, I think you nailed the commentary exactly right!

12 May, 2014

 

Oh dear !!! I'm laughing my socks off here.
Gee thats absolutely brilliant, made my morning, you have a knack of making the squirrels antics so much more entertaining with your captions, thankyou........

12 May, 2014

 

Love your captions Gee19. I have similar photos of our Gray. They are very talented acrobats.
Great blog and photos .

12 May, 2014

 

What a great blog,as always Gee..Love all your captions,and the storyline..made me laugh too..lovely photography :o)

12 May, 2014

 

You're brilliant!.......memories of johnny morris x

12 May, 2014

amy
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LOL... brilliant Gill ,I love your blogs and captions I'm glad Tufty is back we've had 3 all at once today not that we want them they will steal the raspberries and strawberries as soon as they are ripe , I'm going to borrow the Grandchildren's water cannon ;o))

12 May, 2014

 

Pamg you hit the nail on the head, fantastic blog and the captions are spot on, well done Gee another great......

12 May, 2014

 

Great to see your humour is as sharp as ever Gee. It's like I've never been away!!

Well done girl:0)

12 May, 2014

 

Brilliant Gee as usual, such drama going on in your garden;0))

12 May, 2014

 

All been said - great stuff, and a good giggle.

12 May, 2014

 

Gone to favourites Gee.

12 May, 2014

 

I'm struggling to say something original...... Your talent is wasted! Amazing blog.

12 May, 2014

 

Wow, I'm sitting here blushing after reading all your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed the photos - I enjoyed putting the blog together. Thank you all :)

12 May, 2014

 

Added to favourites so I can have a good laugh now and again, just showed it to my OH he thought it was so funny.....

12 May, 2014

 

Awesome !!

12 May, 2014

 

straight into faves! lovely pics and story, Gee!

13 May, 2014

 

Thank you, DD, Kidsgran and Fran. Glad your OH enjoyed it too, DD. No sign of the little rascal today, I think the rain has kept him indoors :)

13 May, 2014

 

That's brilliant Gee - thanks for giving us a big smile:)))

13 May, 2014

 

I know he's eating the birds' food but I would rather see the squirrel :o))

13 May, 2014

 

beats me that it's holding on to the rim of the top tray but doesn't seem to realise there's nothing stopping it climbing up, rather than convoluting underneath!

13 May, 2014

 

he he, love it, brilliant photos squirells are so cheeky lol x

16 May, 2014

 

Glad he's come back Gee.... great blog... :)

17 May, 2014

 

notice in the first pic that the cat-scarer (if htat's what it is) is doing its job!!

17 May, 2014

 

Love this blog Gee ... very entertaining! :o)

17 May, 2014

 

Thank you all :)

It's not a cat scarer, Fran, just a wobbley garden ornament - I have a couple of them. It amuses me to see the birds perched on them, swaying around :)

17 May, 2014

 

very good and actualy starlings if braught up from young are one of the best talkers of all the crow family and I think the smallest . what happened too them . when I was young about 3 centuries ago they used to land in the hundreds and other birds didn't get a look in . now like the ironicly named commen sparrow isn't very common .

18 May, 2014

 

lol Gee, so long as they can tell the difference between these and real cats!

18 May, 2014

 

Thanks, NP. We have a lot of starlings which congregate at a local tented shopping centre. They make amazing patterns but I haven't managed to be there with my camera yet. The ones that come into my garden nest in a neighbours roof each year :)

18 May, 2014

 

ow cool that sounds encouraging . in room they have patrols walking round scaring the starlings of there perches as theres so many they drop 6 tons of droppings in one night and if your cars in the firing line you can imagine lol . they do look amazing thow .

20 May, 2014

 

Hello Leigh - good to see you back! We have Starlings in our garden most days - they can finish off the Fat Balls in minutes! Lovely to see the young frantically trying to copy their parents!

20 May, 2014

 

hello Shirley yes natures wonder full .

20 May, 2014

 

never got anything to try my fat-suet balls, don't know if they wree stale, or what!

20 May, 2014

 

sounds strange fran .

20 May, 2014

 

they were a bit hard; eventually i broke them up and put them in the "ground" feeder tray; they eventually went, eaten or wind-blown away. didn't bother buying any more; no point if the wildlife round here is going to be so particular!

21 May, 2014

 

perhaps the wildlife is rats lol .

21 May, 2014

 

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 May, 2014

 

Fran, I have put out the fat balls with fruit included, also the ones with insects (yuk!) - the latter seem to be more popular. Look on the bright side, perhaps there is a Hedgehog visiting at night. :o)

21 May, 2014

 

insects are best reely with there protein . my mum buys dry meal worms and the birds love them and her fish do . in fact I tried one and it tasted quite nutty just like myself lol .

21 May, 2014

 

where did you get the fruit and insect fat balls, Shirley? I've only ever seen the plain suet-y ones

I put mealworms out now and then, never seen anything eat them but something must, cos they keep disappearing.

think I'll give mealworm sandwiches a miss, NP!

22 May, 2014

 

lol fran xx

22 May, 2014

 

Leigh - you can definitely keep the position of Head Taster!!!

Fran - I bought a big tub (50) of fat balls from a local GC when they were on offer at 50% off and also get them from a local Sunday market trader.

22 May, 2014

 

lol Shirley x

22 May, 2014

 

thanks Shirley, I'll look around, on and off-line

23 May, 2014

 

Hi Fran, I find meal worms are more acceptable to the birds if they soaked in a little water first so they soften. They seem to be able to pick them up more easily and they don't break up. Homemade fat balls are usually very welcome too but definitely don't last as long as the shop bought ones :)

26 May, 2014

 

I bought a tub of mixed suet pellets - fruit, insect, nut and seed - pellets yellow and pink. i put some out yesterday but not been out yet to see if they've been taken.

Thanks for that, Gee, i'll bear that in mind. lol there's a drinking dish on the pole that's usually got rainwater in at least - try putting some mealworms in that!

i downloaded several fat-ball recipes, but they seem to be somewhat contradictory in places, so i'm not sure which one to go for, or how to merge them to get the best possible. suppose i could try a litle of each and see what the locals prefer.

27 May, 2014

 

Fran, if you want to try making your own fat balls, just type 'Fat Ball Recipe' into the custom search box (top right of the page) and there's a good recipe from Crissue - it's the first one you read. Starlings and their young are going mad for the bought ones in my garden!

27 May, 2014

 

thanks, Shirley! should have asked hte experts first, rather than Google and have six millions tons of chaff to shift through!

27 May, 2014

 

Lol Fran!

28 May, 2014

 

My husband thought your squirrel presentation was marvellous Gee. He found it before I did. I think sometimes you have to be patient waiting for birds to take to a set of feeders. I have one they hardly ever go onto. Starlings gollop up the bought ones with insects in them....laying flat on swinging bird feed trays. There are a lot of them around this year gorging on the Mahonia berries. I feel sorry for the blackbirds. Just a twosome contending with the magpies and now continuous rain.

28 May, 2014

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