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Coppice update - 31st August 2010

tomcat > tomcat Blog > Coppice update - 31st August 2010
31/08/2010 - 8:57 PM

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I have been tinkering again with the set up. Though there are only a few Greys in the woodland, I'll be buggered if I'm going to feed them, when there is plenty of natural food about.
To this extent, I have attached lengths of galvanised fencing wire (say 4 feet) to the higher branches in the tree, above the feeding station and then suspended the seed feeders from them. I know they are a very adaptable creature, when it comes to food, but I am hoping the "slippiness" and rigidity of the wire, will prevent them from climbing down. Time will know doubt be the judge Smile

I have also added two more small seed feeders, for Sunflower seeds(the black ones), because I believe there is some natural oil, that isn't present in the hearts.
Also put up another Niger feeder, as at last, yesterday, I counted three Goldfinches at one time on the feeder.
The Greys have ripped part of my 'pecker feeder to shreds, but it is only a 10 minute job to repair it. Anyway, I intend moving it, so the 'peckers have to use it in the light , rather than the shade.
Just a tad wary of hornets at the moment, who, I believe have a nest not too far away. For that reason, I am not straying off any tracks I have used in the past, until the fullness of Autumn is upon us.
I believe I heard a Jay, quite some time ago, though never seen him/her, but considering I am set up in the Oak spinney part of the woods, I would be expecting them to be after the acorns soon.
There was a Buzzard hunting over the fields on Saturday and a pair of Kites were overhead on Sunday.
I have this cunning plan for the Winter. Any fresh road kills I come across(rabbits), pick them up and lay them in the open part of the adjacent arable field. Might work, might not Smile

I am hoping that the onset of Autumn and Winter will bear the fruits of my labours.

That's it for now.



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