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Hooray it's come....

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Well, there was a knock on the door at 8 this morning and me still in dressing gown, with hair sticking out like a punk rocker, busy catching up on Goy. It could only be a delivery I think, so, even at the risk of giving the poor delivery driver a heart attack on the doorstep, I opened the door to receive a big black oblong box with T’s name on it. Aww! I think, disappointed that it wasn’t the plants I have on order. Must be another bit for the bl*^~y bike he is building, which by the way is taking up all the room in the double garage, forcing me to leave my car outside and having to spend ages freezing my fingers off defrosting it. Anyway it wasn’t long before T surfaced and he said he hadn’t ordered anything. Then it dawned on me what it was.

I couldn’t wait to open it…

This is the back of the box, very handy information since I still can’t find my bird book !!…

I shook out the contents and separated the pieces….

..and began to assemble it. So, 4 hours later. (only kidding) It was a doddle to put together, didn’t even have to refer to the distructions. But T said the joints seemed slightly loose so he put some electrical tape around the male end so that it would hold firmer and resist water getting inside. (please ..no comments..)

I filled up the feeders while T set the feeder frame in the border. I couldn’t help him out there because as you know I hadn’t had time to get dressed yet, (busy, busy) and besides it was far too cold for a delicate flower like me to risk the freezing temperatures. (lol)
All we need now are the birds to trust it enough to feed from it…….

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It looked like it had been designed by a man to start with ! They should be very chuffed with it , they 'll learn to appreciate quickly .
Our front door is directly onto the pavement , so any unfortunate delivery man who calls too early has to be prepared for a shock ! I usually call from behind the door to beware . ( It is becoming more frequent as OH has discovered internet shopping , and simply "has nothing to wear ". )
What sort of bike is T building ?

9 Feb, 2012

 

Pleased your parcel arrived in one piece :o)
I have a similar looking bird feeder.
Lots of sparrows visit !

9 Feb, 2012

 

Get the Camera ready HB...Loaded up a feast there!

9 Feb, 2012

 

Hope you have hours of enjoyment from it HB.

9 Feb, 2012

 

Lol Driad... since I retired I don't rush to get showered and dressed anymore for 8am.. anyway I forget the time when I am catching up on here...I do sympathise with the " I have Nothing to wear" lol..... T is building a 1966 Honda CL77 , whatever that is....at the present time its a frame with a lot of wires hanging out and bits arranged on a table he has set up in the other side. At least the engine is back in and the wheels are on now, but I nearly ended up under it trying to move it over a bit....lol

I do hope the birds take to it Tt. up to now I have only seen 1 Starling on it. Maybe tomorrow fingers crossed. x

9 Feb, 2012

 

Nice station! Any time I've put up anything new for the birds it is always the blue tits that suss it out first. I wonder if it will be the same for you?
Hours of innocent enjoyment ahead for you now, HB. I wouldn't like to count the time I spend watching the birds over a week.

9 Feb, 2012

 

I had a similar one the other christmas...the birds love it

9 Feb, 2012

 

I put what it recommends on the box Pim. I spend more on the birds and the guinea pig than I do on T and me lol.

Thanks Sheila and Ojibway, I have wanted one for ages. I will be eagerly watching in the morning. The birds are used to the feeders I have had for years hanging about the garden, but I've wanted one of these feeding stations for a long time.

9 Feb, 2012

 

I found when I changed my bird feeder, that the birds were very suspicious of it at first, so they may take time to actually start feeding from it.

9 Feb, 2012

 

I will gradually remove some of the old feeders as they start to visit the new ones Sheila. I can have spare clean feeders to interchange then. I hope we have put it in the right place.

9 Feb, 2012

 

Those little feathered friends will watch from afar and then will come along in a few days, great feeding station once they know its there and trust it, it will be empty in no time!!

9 Feb, 2012

 

Hope so Grandmage.... :o))

9 Feb, 2012

 

thats lovely want one lol , my frend has one, and she get woodpeckers , fantastic

9 Feb, 2012

 

that's excellent Hb, it looks fab and the birds will love it :-)

9 Feb, 2012

 

Looks like your gardens going to have the monopoly of local birds with high dining status. Very nice.

9 Feb, 2012

 

Thats great HB.

9 Feb, 2012

 

I`ve got a couple of these stations, one is on the edge of the patio and used all the time, the other is under an apple tree and gets ignored at the moment, I used to have it near my arch so when the weather changes its going back to its original position, funny birds I have here, they don`t like change, lol.

10 Feb, 2012

 

The blog made me smile Hb, love the station too :o)

10 Feb, 2012

 

great blog Hb and hope you enjoy your new station and have lots of birdy friends visit :o))

10 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks everyone, I am obsessed now with watching it. Only seen a few birds visit it so far but 12 blackbirds chasing each other from underneath it this morning. That was amazing to see so many at once.There were great tits and wagtails earlier and the odd sparrow and starling. I got quite excited.....

11 Feb, 2012

 

Our neighbour has one, and it did take a while for them to get used to it, but, the birds are there every day now, so good luck with yours.......

14 Feb, 2012

 

Sorry HB only just seen this - lovely feeder - good place too near the berries

15 Feb, 2012

 

Still only seen a couple at a time Dd, they must still not trust it enough.
We thought the birds would prefer to feed near to the hedge and trellis Paul rather than in the open. They still prefer the old hangers though.

15 Feb, 2012

 

Did you see that bird programme on the tv the other day, one interesting bit was the bluetits in the 1960's pecking the milk bottle tops, the fad spread across the country from one spot, they said it was a learned action....died out when the semiskimmed milk came in... no cream you see...just amazing!

15 Feb, 2012

 

I did watch it Pam and was surprised when they said the bluetits stopped doing it when semi skimmmed came in. It was amazing. I remember my Mother and Grandmother complaining about them pecking the tops off the bottles.

15 Feb, 2012

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