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The Coppice

tomcat > tomcat Blog > The Coppice
16/02/2010 - 7:44 PM



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I have decided that the woodland I now have sole access to, will be known as The Coppice Wink

After carrying out the initial set up on Friday, I spent a couple of hours there yesterday, freezing my proverbials off.
I just stood and watched and realised that there is a tad of fine tuning needed.
The feeders etc; were being visited,although only intermittently.
A Great tit and a Blue tit were making the effort, plus a Robin and a Dunnock were hopping about on the ground.
I have a post to dig into the ground on Saturday to support a feeding table and also a couple of plastic dustbin lids to set up, to catch any rainwater.
It wasn't until I had a good look at things, that I realised that the main support rail I set up, is running away at an angle from my photography point.
I need to install another rail from the main one to the table post, which will hold the "props".
All of the rails, posts etc; are from natural fallen timber and all held together with rope rather than nails.
I also put up a couple of nest boxes on Friday , which are well disguised amongst the ivy, which seems to be climbing every tree.


Can't wait to upload an image titled "Coppice One", though I realise it could be a few weeks away yet.

It will be a dream fullfilled Smile

Thanks for reading

Adrian

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96362 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2010 - 10:56 PM

I have been reading about your "project" with interest.

Photographically not really my type of subject but it is not to say I do not appreciate the effort & skill you "wildlife" photographers have.

Admittedly I have attempted it ( cheated ) a few times by popping 5 minutes down the road to the BWC, but that is really more for a chat with fellow epzers than photography. Smile

Last Modified By JJGEE at 16 Feb 2010 - 10:59 PM
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Squirrel
Squirrel  7390 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2010 - 11:32 PM

Bird boxes- open fronted for Robins, Blackbirds and Wrens. Small hole for blue tits, 19mm diameter and 25mm for the larger tits....... I think I should rephrase that, but you know what I mean.
If there are woodpeckers around try drilling some holes in the timber and stuffing them with food. Gardman do tubs of mealworms that you can use dry for the feeders or soaked in warm water for the bird table. They aren't cheap but you don't use a huge amount. A tub lasts me most of the year. They also do a special Robin food mix that is very good value.
Hope all well with you

regards Jacqueline

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2010 - 2:44 AM

Before putting the boxes up, make sure you put metal protectors around the holes - the squirrels decided the holes weren't big enough in mine last year and decided to do something about it! Of course the birds won't use them if the holes are slightly too big!

Enjoy your Coppice! Smile

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 6:47 AM

Wow! I can't believe it's been three years!

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