Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Little Bird

My first Bird photo in the fading light. Boy are these little ones shy! They dive bomb the table, grab a snack, then fly back into the hedgerow. There are small black berrys in the hedge,so thats what they have been feeding on. The black berrys are looking sparse though, so they have been investigating my bird food.
Today they have been devouring the fat balls that I cut up and put on the ground feeder, and in the bird table.
The wildlife guide thinks it takes two to three weeks for birds to get used to new feeders. They are coming slowly (and secretly).
I hope they get used to my Camera from behind the kitchen door :)


Sue Swift said...

When I was back in London for a month this summer we put out a feedeer for the birds. for the first ten days or so it was totally ignored, after which there were birds there all the time. They'll come!

lisa said...

Awesome! From your description of the behavior and the photo, I think your visitor is a black-capped chickadee. They feed the same way at my house, grabbing just one seed, flying away to eat it, then coming back again. I can understand them desiring cover, but it seems like an awful lot of work!

David (Snappy) said...

Thanks Sue,You were right.Im too impatient!They did come and i have a small community of garden birds dive bombing my ground feeder and bird table.The post hung fat balls, nuts, and seeds have not been taken well.I wander if they need to be in a holder with perches on?
Thanks Lisa,They do work hard.I read the Coal tits fly into grab seed then eat it from the safety of their trees!They are naturally timid I guess.Its a whole new subject, garden birds behaviour!