Mudcat Café message #2639730 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117366   Message #2639730
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
24-May-09 - 02:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
My tits multiplied this year, and now my pittisporum is covered in great tits. They're actively fighting the blue tits for the fat pecker because they're feeding at least 3, possibly 5 young. How do you count a green/black/yellow bird that won't sit still for more than .5 of a second, in a tree that has green and yellow foliage, with a dark green/black tree behind it?

Still, they're taking the greenfly off my roses for which I'm very grateful as it means no pesticides again this year. And something (I suspect the blackbirds) got the caterpillars that totally stripped my late flowering rose (still had a flower on it in January) so that has greened up again nicely. It may even flower again. Now if only they'd do the same with the snails that are eating my lettuces.