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dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 18 10:47 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

i didnt think they did but there are two rather than one.

lowri



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 18 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

During the winter months I tend to have several robins flying under a flag of truce! There is the yard robin, the house robin, the garden robin and the field and stable robin. They seem to (grudgingly) get on with each other. It all starts as soon as someone pipes up with the little winter song, and goes on at least till March, when the tune changes and its every man for himself!!

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 18 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



share generally scarce but locally plentiful resources in winter makes sense

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 18 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just one robin who i'm pretty sure is the one that was raised here.

we are starting to get on quite well, he thinks he has trained me to turn over earth and reveal worms from under things and i think i am taming a wild critter at both of us
the first worm feast was a selection of 30 or so presented from under a slab after calling him.
he thought he was dreaming for a while then selected 3 over about ten mins, this gave me a guide to what sizes and type he prefers.

since then a call and a couple of suitable worms seems to be working.
the next stage is to get him hand feeding.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 18 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

At you two.

Have you given him a name yet?

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 18 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as far as i know they are all called dik but that might just be pigeon english for dinner is served

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 18 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ours has started begging at the front door again occasionally. It will probably become more of a regular visitor as the weather gets colder. We give it mealworms in suet. If I am working down the garden I am usually attended by a robin, but not sure if it is the same one; I don't think it is.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 18 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we had brunch, he is considering that a worm in the hand might be a rather good diplomatic move ( free worms for ever if i play tame ) or the man might be a sometimes fisherman and have a rather dodgy intention with "free worms".

using a small dish is a good tactic , snack in dish ... snack in dish in hand....snack in hand .

we haven’t quite got to that stage yet but he came to me today rather than we just met.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 18 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was down at the allotment this weekend turning another bed. Lots of worms coming up and I was hoping a I would a visit from a robin but it didn't happen. There must be none down and around there.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 18 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are not getting regular visits by the robins yet; just when they fancy, so perhaps they have other food to eat and aren't too reliant on us yet.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 18 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh so there is hope yet I'll be down there over the winter getting all my beds ready for next year so hopefully.......

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 18 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

when digging etc there will be a birdy watching. establish contact and offer snacks in a more polite manner than the maitre'd of a 3*
great fun

dik likes woodlice , i think they taste horrible but i spose like most birds he would not notice chilli and i rather like it .

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 18 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes I might have to take some other goodies down there DPack.

Ewwwww, you've tried woodlice? You're a braver man than I

buzzy



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 18 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Yes I might have to take some other goodies down there DPack.

Ewwwww, you've tried woodlice? You're a braver man than I


You might like to put "Woodlice in the cultural consciousness of modern Europe" in your search engine and download A O Chater's fascinating paper, which mentions woodlouse sauce for use with fish!


Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 18 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i might not have found a woodlouse recipe i like , yet, , ta

the huge seaside version is delicious, better than prawns , they don't take much cooking about 30 sec in boiling limpet juice is ideal ( not for them ) for a one chewey then one crunchy style of cooking.

chopsticks for getting em out and a ruthless streak for popping em in might be useful

the big seaside ones are really really good eating and wildlife that has survived several mass extinctions even if it is delicious can take a few culls:lol:

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