Once again a full house. Congratulations and virtual gold stars go to Adrian, TexWisGirl, Wilma and Ragged Robin for identifying the twisted golf ball. They seem to come in all colours these days. Bobby often used to find them in the rough ground round the edge of the village cricket field.
I wonder how you will get on with the next object.
Please leave any guesses in the comments.
They will be revealed next Tuesday along with the answer.
No prizes. Just for fun and a virtual gold star.
When I was ordering my usual supply of bird seed from CJ Wildlife I looked round for some replacement feeders as mine are getting well weather worn and grotty even after cleaning. I spotted a different seed feeder. The Fiesta Diner is ceramic with a steel wire hanger. Depending on the colour they range from £4.95 to £7.95 each. Needless to say I chose a couple of the cheapest:
When they arrive the only thing which needs doing is to screw on the perches making sure not to lose the tiny nylon washers which protect the ceramic glaze. Being glazed they should be easy to wash and keep clean. There are three holes in the bottom to let rain water drain out. As well as the feeders they also make an identical product without the holes so it can be used as a water feeder.
Once the first was hung up it was a case of wait and see who would be the first brave soul to investigate it. I doubt that many would need three guesses! For about an hour the old feeders were visited but for this one many gave it a good dose of looking at from a safe distance:
Then at last the first user arrived:
Yes, a juvenile Starling - they get everywhere!
Once others saw that the Starling didn't go up in a puff of smoke or get transported to another dimension they soon began to make use of it.
A few live video grabs taken early this morning of some visitors to the bird table:
Female Blackbird, Female Chaffinch, Dunnock, Juvenile Robin, Robin, Juvenile Blue Tit, Male Chaffinch.
There are three juvenile Blue Tits which visit every day, mainly to the peanut feeders.
Regulars missing from this video - House Sparrows and, of course, Starlings. Both managed to get in on the act via the sound track. Also heard in the background is a Collared Dove.
iMovie on the MacBook produced a 230MB file which was squished down to 90MB using the excellent HandBrake app to cut down the uploading time.
Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.
A mainly pictorial record of the wildlife and events in my part of Lincolnshire. My garden has two bird nest boxes and a Hedgehog house fitted with video cameras. There are several bird feeders and a large pond attracting a variety of wildlife to the garden.
Most of the pictures in the main part of my Jottings can be clicked on for larger views.
Many of my video clips are stored on my YouTube account.
Thank you for visiting and remember you are always welcome to leave any comments. John.
. For many years I always had my trusty Ricoh XRX SLR with me wherever I went. One day the mirror jammed and repair costs were beyond my reach at that time so that was the end of that.
Now I am retired and have invested in Canon equipment I am able to enjoy a photographic hobby again. These days I concentrate mainly on wildlife and occasional events near to home.
My interest and use of computers extends back to the days of the ZX81 and BBC computer. For many years I used an Atari ST. I wonder if anyone remembers my Atari programs - JCLabel, JCView, etc..