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Old Thursday 19th November 2009, 15:14   #1
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Well! That didn't take long!

Earlier this afternoon I decided to move one of the seed feeders from the feeding station in the back garden and to hang it from the silver birch in the front. Since I spend more time in my study (at the PC! ) than in the sitting room, it makes sense for me to have feeders in the front. Indeed, I already have my scone feeder hanging in the same tree.

People say it takes time for birds to recognise and feel safe with a new feeder. Mine has been up 15 minutes and so far great tits, blue tits, a coal tit, a chaffinch and a LTT have visited it. I guess they recognise it from the back!

Am really pleased I moved it.

Oh my! A nuthatch has literally just landed on it!

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Good move, Kits, now if the forums get boring during the day, you can gaze out of the window instead & look at the birds.
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That certainly didn't take them long to find their new restaurant Kits!! Nuthatch too! Now you'll have 'the front gang' and 'the back gang', wonder if you'll get a 'turf war'?
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Hi Kits,

Good thinking, and a good outcome.

Sounds as though your birds are not very territorial.

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I've bought a niger feeder and am wondering how long before the Goldies (they are regular visitors) find it. They are normally partial to sunflower hearts, but I thought I would give them a treat.....

As for a Nuthatch...chance would be a fine thing!

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