Bird seed? Check. Garden? Check. Bird bath? Check. Birds? Check!


I can officially announce the first of my 101 in 1001 to be crossed off! I have (on average) 10 birds in my teeny garden within 15 min of throwing out seeds. They’re mainly turtle doves, but there have been a few pidgeons and smaller birds too. I even managed to grab a shot or many of them without them taking off! (at great discomfort to myself….it was cold, raining, and I had to slither half out of my door to capture them without them seeing me – very uncomfortable!)

Currently, as I type this, I have 9 birds outside my window! How awesome! Its such a great feeling to be giving these birdies some food regularly, especially now that winter’s coming. And as soon as I can, I’m getting a sunbird feeder, of which I’m sure I’ll blog about.

So yay! 101 in 1001 – only 100 to go!

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#58. Get birds to visit the garden regularly
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7 thoughts on “#58. Get birds to visit the garden regularly

  • May 18, 2009 at 11:40 am
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    Been doing this for years. Get a feeder and a bird bath and see what happens. We get stacks of sparrows and weavers. So much fun watching them bath. Enjoy!

  • May 18, 2009 at 11:56 am
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    Yea I’m going to get a sunbird feeder (made from an All Gold bottle) when I have a pole to mount it from πŸ™‚ I already have a bird bath, but never seen birds use it yet (I think its too cold?).

    In our old house, we used to have 40 pidgeons (yes, 40!) waiting to be fed, some would even eat out of my hand and come into the kitchen for food lol

  • May 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm
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    We don’t have pidgeons here but in a previous house we had the same experience with them coming into the kitchen.
    I also raised a dove by hand after a neighbour cut his tree down with a nest in it. Taught it to fly and it used to go out during the day and return at night, then one day it never came back. Perhaps an evil cat or an innocent falcon… Lol. I like to think it found a mate.

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm
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    Aw I want to believe it found a mate too!

  • May 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm
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    Never mentioned it but since we have started feeding the birds we now have two kinds of kitteh in the garden. One is called sphinx kitteh and he lies camoflaged in the flower beds, in the traditional sphinx pose, just waiting for an unsuspecting dove to wander over.

    This morning we saw statue kitteh for the first time. He was sitting upright directly below the feeder with his head tilted back at an appropriate angle, just waiting for an unsuspecting sparrow to swoop a little lower than the rest.

    Bev hates the kittehs but I keep on telling her that they are only doing what comes naturally. So far we have found evidence of two slaughtered doves. Oh well that is the order of the food chain I suppose.

    Every joy in life has a price attached.

  • July 14, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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    Loved your list, I am about to publish mine but was not as brave as you. Have a lot of private goals that I did not feel I could publish on my blog. Good luck.
    Regards
    Natasha

  • July 14, 2009 at 7:14 pm
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    Well good luck with it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ While looking at other 101 lists, I saw a lot worse private things lol I tried to word mine carefully πŸ™‚

    If you do publish it, let me know please! πŸ™‚

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