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Old Monday 19th January 2015, 17:24   #1
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Feeding friendly birds that visit.

I have a low gate going down to the garden from the sun deck. I can open a window and place food on it, or better still, hold some food. I have four species that come to my hand held snacks.
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Old Sunday 25th January 2015, 20:42   #2
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Lovely shots, great to see!
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Old Sunday 25th January 2015, 23:13   #3
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Very nice. Chickadees will do that here with only a little coaxing, but where I live taming the other species in a similar fashion would involve risking the hand (and more) to frostbite and freezing!
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Old Monday 26th January 2015, 03:43   #4
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How great, because has you know I live in a town centre and the only bird I get too feed from my hand is a feral pigeon lol, still nice but id love even one of these, did you get my last pm because your the kind of guy to reply straight away pal.

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I'll have to give that a go, the birds are definitely getting used to us walking by since we put in the new feeding station, time to up my game
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Old Friday 30th January 2015, 14:18   #6
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I recall reading about a family that put up a seated scarecrow figure, made with one gloved hand extended, near their feeders and then seed was place on the glove. Once the birds got used to it (I would think you would want to bring it closer by stages), the people would put on the same clothing and take the scarecrow's place. That way they had every bird species that visited eating out of their hands. Not quite the same as having the birds doing it sans disguise, but they thought they had a valuable source of entertainment there.
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I have a couple of them come right up to the window and wait for me to open it. One, a fox sparrow, if he is in the area he comes along the gate when I call. I do enjoy the fact that they trust me.
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