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A promise to Fred

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Well some of you may remember the sad story of Fred

http://www.growsonyou.com/stevietheterrible/blog/19966-freds-story

but then came more and his cousin made it and stayed tweeting for a few days behind my pots

http://www.growsonyou.com/stevietheterrible/blog/20857-freds-cousin

Well I did say I would make a bit of effort to provide some accommodations

Whats this, bedding?

You want me to guard this one Stevie?

Can you see it yet?

Ah this is the first one. Ok its not very high but someone might like it

Ok lets put some more up, ….one

…two…

..three…

finished for now

You coming out to play now? ok

GNuts says hi as well ; )

I have one left, I wonder what I will do with that ; )

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I love the painted birdhouse Steve. I hope that all of the bird houses will take some residents in soon. Spring is coming.

19 Feb, 2013

 

Nice idea Stevie:-)))

19 Feb, 2013

 

Did you ever see that film 'field of dreams'? The famous quote from that was 'build it and they will come' so I hope now you have built them they all come and nest in those boxes Stevie!

Love the little painted one but I think the birds will be happy with all of them.

19 Feb, 2013

 

Hope they're full this spring.I've had 2 nesting boxes for years and neither has ever been used despite my moving them a couple of times.
probably because there is a huge conifer hedge next door and many birds nest there!

19 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks folks, they seem to love going into the eaves but the younguns tend to fall out of the front, but at least theres another option there if they want it

19 Feb, 2013

 

Such a choice how could they resist, love your beautiful wall...

19 Feb, 2013

 

hope the boxes do well steve, love the painted on, there may be arguments who will get that one lol :o)

19 Feb, 2013

 

great stuff StheT, Fred was a sparrow so as long as the holes are 1.5" in diam they will love it. Your pallet skills could fashion a sparrow communal nesting accom. Just a long multi roomed affair, they love that. Plenty of plans on the web for em. Looking forward to photos of potential residents.

19 Feb, 2013

 

With the small ones, its either the hole or take the front top half off. Will go with the hols for now as there are lots of blue-tits round here . Will have a gander at a sparrow box

19 Feb, 2013

 

oh, that's an idea... hope they will like them:) how about the numbers? so you can keep us updated?
you have a spare one? if it wasn't for Masha I would be shouting - I want one!!!
Although she's calmed down a bit now, there is plenty of birds in my neighbours' gardens - and I am feeding them as well- so maybe I could put it on the tree just outside the fence?

20 Feb, 2013

 

P.S. Hi Gnuts:)

20 Feb, 2013

 

numbers on the boxes kasy? thats a good idea ~ or names ~ name a bird box competition!!
i will have to think about that one now!

20 Feb, 2013

 

Names sounds better. You got me thinking now, lol.

20 Feb, 2013

 

we have to think of funny ones but my brain [bird brain] isnt working!

20 Feb, 2013

 

Fred's Flat
Vulture's Lair
Magpie Mansion
Cuckoo Cottage

there must be better ones than this

20 Feb, 2013

 

Hope they don't put up your council tax...all those extra rooms!

20 Feb, 2013

 

Sparrow hall.
Finches flats
erm...

20 Feb, 2013

 

hmmm thats a thought lulu ~ and planning permission for all those extensions! over development?

20 Feb, 2013

 

''If you build it they will tweet''

Robins Rest
Rooks Ranch
Buzzard Bungalow
cant got without mentioning
Blue Jay Way ; )

20 Feb, 2013

 

crooked!! not getting up the ladder again

20 Feb, 2013

 

good names stevie ~ but you dont fancy going up the ladder again to write them on the houses?

20 Feb, 2013

 

LoL. Maybe I can mosaic one for you Stevie...but it would mean going up the ladder again!

24 Feb, 2013

 

definitely worth it for that!

24 Feb, 2013

 

ohh alright then, but by the time we arrange another meeting with Sticki (pub crawl) there might be birds in em. Also if one has it the others might get jealous!!
Pimp my birdbox!!!

24 Feb, 2013

 

You'll just have to make another one!!!

24 Feb, 2013

 

Or two!

24 Feb, 2013

 

psstt shhh (whispers) who said I made these? shhh

24 Feb, 2013

 

maybe my flock of Longtailed tits would like a big condo?

24 Feb, 2013

 

Like your style, m'man. 273Kelvin & constant, I've no doubt!
Walk in Peace, bro.

7 Mar, 2013

 

Hey Stevie, I know I got the day wrong....but if you came today you could help me put up my new greenhouse...har!

8 Mar, 2013

 

Ah very nice Lulu : ) but just got this so a bit late now ; )
Cheers Mouldy

8 Mar, 2013

 

I should add that the bottom one of the three look like it might be being used. Either that or they've been in there stealing the bedding

8 Mar, 2013

 

Local jackdaws, here, aren't above tugging threads from clothes hung out to dry.
Clever birds, but they seem to spend most of their time squabling amongst themselves.
Avian chavs? LOL!

13 Mar, 2013

 

Just put bedding and nesting stuff out. Bits of wool that Pru pulled out from an old manly sheepskin. Torn up jay cloth and weed liner stuff. Got no nest boxes though. I was wondering I'd I could ball up some chicken wire, making sure there are no sharp bits........?

17 Mar, 2013

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