Well, that was a bit of a rollercoaster! Much obliged to you all.
As an aside my son in Australia (South of Melbourne), who is also a bird enthiusiast, just sent me this photo of a bird in his neighbours garden.
It's a Tawny Frogmouth so he informs me.
Apologies for asking too simple a question. I do have field guides but sometimes looking in a book doesn't always compensate for actual expertise.
So I wasn't looking for free advice, just some interaction with other birders.
But I respect your view all the same.
Not sure whether to post this here or in the Nikon Category........
My old Fuji Finepix Bridge camera gave up the ghost (Internal battery dead) and I'm looking for something similar as a replacement to take some bird shots.
I've narrowed it down to two, based on ease of use (I'm no expert) and...
Just saw my first Blackcap yesterday in my garden just south of Aberdeen on the coast - I know, not very exciting, but a first for me. Didn't really recognise it at first but then realised it was a female with the brown cap.
Took a pic with my phone but not good enough to post on here - my old...
I bought some Sunflower Hearts and the birds don't seem as interested as they do with all the other food (Mixed seed, Suet pellets, Mealworms Fat Balls, black sunflowers seeds). They also seem to have 'gone off' the Peanuts and the Niger Seed.
Am I giving them too much choice? Actually saw a...
I have quite a bit left of a batch of Bird nuts which they don't seem to like in the feeder! In fairness they don't look great, fairly dull and dry looking.
Is there anything I can do to 'perk' them up a bit and make them more appetising for my feathered friends? Or is it the bin for them?
I'm looking to buy a 12.75Kg bag of mixed bird seed from Amazon and I'm not sure which brand to go for, as the reviews on all of them are (like the seeds) mixed.
Anybody got any suggested tried and tested brands?
Just sent off for some Sunflower Hearts so I'm going to give them a go .
Using Amazon at the moment but can't decide what to get in the mixed seeds varieties - reviews very mixed and mostly from before 2020 so don't trust them.