Song thrush or Mistle thrush? I think it is a song thrush but I am not sure. Whatever, it was nice to see it helping itself to my homemade bird cake.
No interactions present.
The spots are like upside-down ‘v’s or arrowheads.
of what sounds like a spoilt bird. Home-made seed cake? Just don't tell the blackbirds in my garden, that's all. Especially "One Foot", who already has me well-trained to put food out when he turns up!
All the birds in my garden are spoilt but it is worth it because I am getting so many visitors at the moment. Lots of birds that I have never seen before. The blackbirds are quite bold, aren't they?
of the Song Thrush, as there are very few around here. I hear one quite often, but they seldom visit my garden.
Maybe I should ask for your recipe!
1/2 packet of lard - heated
4 heaped tablespoons plain white flour - mix and cook with lard over low heat until smooth
5 heaped cheap porridge oats
1 heaped peanut flour - or chopped peanuts
1 heaped ground almonds
1 handful of chopped sultanas
Everything eats it - except the pigeons.
I'll give it a go.
The semi-moist extruded dog food seems fairly popular, though not as welcome as other stuff; and I have to break the little cylinders up for the blackbirds. Starlings just bash them into submission!
I use a softbill mix for the table and ground feeder, and a "no-mess" seed mix for the hanging feeder. These "sell" best, unless I put out some cheap supermarket scones - when they're reduced to clear.
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