Not exactly elegant but it does space out the feeders better and gives me a clear view of each one. Normally any change to the feeders puts off the visitors for anything up to three weeks so I wondered how long I would have to wait to see whether the new setup would be accepted. By my reckoning it took less than fifteen minutes! After finishing hanging the feeders I then thought about water and bathing. My bird bath was fairly deep. I had tried putting large stones in it but that made cleaning it out a real chore. In the end I decided to use a gravel tray I had bought at the local garden centre a week or so ago. Nice and large but shallow. Now I might get the chance to see more birds having a good bath.
Within a short while there were the usual visitors who soon tried out the feeders.
Once again I was able to see the male Robin feeding the female. Sometimes he would dive in to the covered tray and take a piece of Sunflower heart and take it to the female who sat on the fence waiting.
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Unfortunately this little piece of action is so fast that so far I have not managed a photo of it. The nearest I got was this:
The male on the right had just picked up a piece of Sunflower heart and offered it to the female on the left. She had taken it immediately and by the time the camera fired she had already turned her head round. Oh well, gives me something to aim for in getting a snap at the right moment. I must remember to put the camera on rapid fire next time!