It is an ongoing process – making a ground feeder that keeps crows out and lets blackbirds in. You may think it is simple but – crows and rooks have large beaks which can reach inside mesh. If I make the mesh smaller the blackbirds and thrushes can’t get in. I keep adding bits to it.
I don’t know if my feeder is very heath robinson or a work of art
There don’t seem to be as many thrushes around at the moment. Plenty of blackbirds and the other usual suspects.
Am finding it better sitting at the computer, so will start more Bird Table Notes again. Am going for a neck Xray and so hopefully will finally get my neck ache sorted out. I must admit though that the Pilates, Acupuncture and herbal medicine are helping me. My lower back pain has eased since I started taking herbal medicine for my kidneys. It seems lower back pain can sometimes be connected to the kidneys.
I got my email newsletter ready to go and then had a problem, but am sorting that out as well.
It is a lovely, sunny afternoon. I’ve just filled the birdfeeders and the air is ringing with birdsong. Driving up the lane a variety of birds flit in and out of the hedges and skim along the lane.