Gosh it's breezy today!


#1

So out with the cheapo camera & watch the birds.


#2

nice pictures and i think the birds are goldfinch’s


#3

Yep ! Goldfinch in unusually large numbers this year. Looking forward to thistle season when they bring their young in to feed on the seed heads. I grow a patch of six footers specifically for them. Yeah I’m abit keen on wildlife :rofl:


#4

Nowt wrong with that Rob, i love any wildlife i can take pics of, nice picky’s there mate :+1:


#5

I’ve had 70 goldfinches in my garden at one time. Well - that’s the largest number I have photographic evidence for.


#6

Cheers! I’m great at pubs quizzes, you want the Latin names ? I got it !! :laughing: :+1:


#7

40 was about the largest flock in the garden, 70 is spectacular :+1: Collective noun is a ‘charm of goldfinch’ yours was more an ‘invasion’ lucky so n so ! :open_mouth:


#8

Here was a 68 … The Great Big Non-Drone Photo Thread!


#9

Amazing sight , quite exceptional ! I thought sunflower hearts would be a cheaper replacement for niger-seed but they wolf that down even quicker! Here in the flat Fens winters are tough enough so I like to think I help em through & that offsets the seed outlay.


#10

I get through 4 x 12.5kg bags of niger each year.


#11

Just above those pics of the 68 were some closeups.


#12

I can believe it ! I get large bag seed from Vine House Farm bird seed supplier. A wildlife enthusiast farmer who has turned all his crops over to bird seed organic crops. Just a 20 min drive from me. Google Vine House just out of interest, impressive stuff.


#13

:open_mouth:

13kg £28!!!

I pay £19 for 12.5kg - free delivery.


#14

Just checked out Vine House Farm cost of niger, £28 for 13kg x £5 delivery approx. Can I ask where you get niger at your price ?


#15

https://www.gardenwildlifedirect.co.uk/bird-straight-foods/niger-bird-seed.html

I never pay the extra for fast delivery - mainly because I’m never in that much of a hurry and it seems to arrive in a couple of days anyway.


#16

Looks like our suppliers are pretty much on par @ 25kg. I have friends who spend £50 a month on seed all year round, personally I wouldn’t/couldn’t but it floats their boat so all good!


#17

???

£34 v £27 ain’t the kind of difference I call “on par”


#18

Add a fiver for delivery !


#19

£39 v £27


#20

Got me wires crossed :smirk: Now Vine House farm seeds quoting £47 for 25kg niger ? Too much methinks!