I thought the fat balls had suddenly become very popular. Normally I need to add one to the feeder each day. Today I saw the culprit.
The idea of the 4inch (10cm) wide plank was for the smaller ground feeders to get at the seeds. As I had taken down one of the feeders a couple of days ago that obviously left just enough space for a determined Pheasant to have a seat at the Birdy Bistro.
Bobby went for his X-ray at 9 a.m. this morning but I don't collect him another three hours yet so nothing to report. We were both woken at 4 a.m. this morning as the strong wind was blowing a tropical downpour straight at the front windows. I couldn't get back to sleep so we went walkabout at 5 a.m. - the rain had died down quite a bit by then. A very peaceful walking time is that with no selfish speeding motorists throwing excess spray over the footpath.
Pollen gathering spiders
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