It was last Spring or early Summer when I bought a hanging bird table as a flat pack and it finally reached the top of the Round Tuit pile. It can tilt and wave about in the breeze so hopefully will put off the larger birds such as Collared Doves.
First I just put a pile of large suet sticks on to see which birds would show an interest and later added halved apple for the Blackbirds. I set the camera on its tripod in the kitchen and waited. The first takers were sooner than I expected as some new feeders can wait weeks for their first brave visitor.
Among those visiting were:
A Blue Tit:
and a Robin:
Also making a cameo appearance was a grey Squirrel which only gave it a quick look:
So far I am pleased as I can get some fairly clear shots of the birds which feed from it.
Cheltenham and the longest day.
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