The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54386   Message #841495
Posted By: GUEST,Astorsen
05-Dec-02 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
I watch and feed. I like observing the behaviour of birds, specially when a ground feeder learns to get food from a feeder...

European species including big migratory birds like the cranes or the geese are always a thrill. Small northern birds (northern chaffinches) learnt to stop at our feeder for a few days in the spring.

I also have a real kick "ennoying" golden orioles or great tits (!) whistling at them. The golden oriole is normally quite timid but when you whistle their territorial call, they come and they are then very visible. I also enjoy the annual nightingale "hunt", i.e. trying to see them. Not always an easy business...

We have up to 20 different species coming to our feeders... A real treat.