Bird table disclaimer

Food!

Can I get to it?

Maybe not.

Hang on! Sparrows, that’s MY food!

Geronimo!

Disclaimer: Bird table suitable for sparrows and small birds only. When a fully grown Cream Legbar cockerel lands on the table it will topple over loudly, breaking abandoned jam jar below and scattering a flock of hens. (Not suitable for under 3 years old due to small parts)

It may be overcast today, but really there isn’t a dull moment. Even when photos are taken through slightly grimy windows!

18 thoughts on “Bird table disclaimer

  • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 6:59 pm
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    What a handsome cockerel! My chickens have nothing to jump on to get to my bird table, though they hang about underneath catching the dropped seeds. The blackbirds have been winding them up today by hopping in circles around them till the chickens go wild and try to chase them. Obviously they are no way quick enough, so funny to watch!

    • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 11:49 pm
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      He has been eyeing up the bird table for a while. Something must have clicked in that brain of his, to decide to fly up on the top of our compost container. I’ve moved the table over now, but I daresay, he’ll give it another go. After all, the seed went everywhere!

  • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 7:51 pm
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    Totally fabulous.
    I love the adventures you always seem to have going on right on your doorstep.

    • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 11:53 pm
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      The chickens are a source of much amusement to me. I call them my walking garden gnomes!

  • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 7:57 pm
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    That is the funniest thing I have ever seen – what an amazing cockerel! The wild birds steal the chicken food in my garden, it’s great to see the chickens getting their revenge! 😀

    • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 11:56 pm
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      😀 😀 You are right. The little birds are very good at helping themselves to the chicken food. Chicken’s revenge! I like it. I just thought he was greedy.

  • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 8:25 pm
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    We love it..the girls are still laughing 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 11:58 pm
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      It took him about ten minutes to build up the courage to jump. He almost gave up several times. The sparrows were the last straw…..

  • Thursday 9 February, 2012 at 9:32 pm
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    Don’t you love it when you get to photograph something funny like this! Fantastic photos. He is a very handsome bird.
    Anne xx

    • Friday 10 February, 2012 at 12:01 am
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      So often I am too late. It was great to capture this moment. He is one of identical twins. In fact, to be honest, I’m not sure if he was Cockle or Doodle, as the children call them. I call them Lucky and Noodle. 🙂

  • Friday 10 February, 2012 at 6:00 am
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    Oh my goodness, that is just too cute!! Today we were lamenting the starlings eating from the chicken feeder… I guess it works both ways doesn’t it?

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Friday 10 February, 2012 at 11:18 am
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      Usually my chickens hang around the bottom of the seed table. First time I’ve seen one make a try for the table. It made a huge crash when it fell, so I’m not sure he’ll try it again!

    • Friday 10 February, 2012 at 11:19 am
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      😀 Makes a change from the squirrels raiding the table.

  • Friday 10 February, 2012 at 12:07 pm
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    That is just marvellous, great shots! Is there anything that animals wouldn’t do for that little extra batch of food?? Nothing comes to mind…

    • Friday 10 February, 2012 at 9:10 pm
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      No, I can’t think of anything either. I’m used to watching our dog, but now its the chickens too.

  • Wednesday 15 February, 2012 at 7:12 am
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    These photos are priceless! I have 6 bantams and one has a taste for cake like you would not believe. Last Easter, when it was so warm, we had simnel cake on the table for tea in the garden and who do you think saw opportunity knocking and was up on the table helping herself, not to crumbs but the centre of the cake itself?! Needless to say we were all a bit taken aback and she had helped herself to a tidy bit of cake and several sultanas before being shooed off! I love your cockerel humming and hawing over whether this is possible and then deciding “what the heck?” and going for it!

    • Sunday 19 February, 2012 at 12:51 pm
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      What a cheeky hen! 😀 Every now and again there is just one chicken in a flock, which makes you think that it is not quite so pea brained as the rest.

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