Many birds love Sunflower seed hearts and kibbled Sunflower seeds, especially those in the tit and finch families. How they eat them depends on the shape and sturdiness of their beak.
The Coal, Blue and Great Tits which visit the garden pick one seed at a time and usually take it somewhere they can hold it between their toes and peck small pieces off. As an example here is a video of a Great Tit on a branch doing just that.
On the other hand the finches with their broader, tougher beaks can stay at the feeder where they roll the seed round until they break it enough to eat, like this Greenfinch.
Once again I have been honoured with a poem from Glo of Porcelain Rose. The first verse refers to yesterday's butterfly and Sparrow videos.
As sparrows chatter on the cage
in search of bugs to eat,
a butterfly sups nectar from
a sunflower so sweet.
The second seemed to fit in well with a photo I took of Bobby yesterday morning. After a walk in fine weather he was so disappointed when it started to rain after breakfast that the went back to bed for a couple of hours.
It’s evident that all is well,
with Bobby as the scout -
who settles down to take a nap
when finished walkabout...
My 60mph couch potato.
On the hedgehog front:
No news about Hope, the young hedgehog, from Elaine but it hasn't been a week yet. The two adults continue to visit after dark. I was hoping to get some video but things are conspiring against me getting clear pictures. Bobby looked so disappointed last night. Henry had been feeding and was still there as I got the camera ready and let Bobby out at bedtime. He made a beeline for the spot but Henry had disappeared. Bobby could smell where Henry had been and just stood there looking puzzled - a strong smell of Hedgehog but nothing in sight!
14 hours ago