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  1. Neil Rigby
    26-03-09 07:56 AM - permalink
    Neil Rigby
    Hi John, I've added your signature to your profile which means you don't need to add the link to the Ancient Birder blog every time.
  2. Neil Rigby
    25-03-09 07:55 PM - permalink
    Neil Rigby
    Thanks for the posts John. I'm looking forward to seeing your profile develop on the forum.

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  • About John Wells
    Aged 74, married with grown-up family
    West Midlands
    Birding and wildlife generally
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  • Last Activity: 22-04-09 03:31 PM
  • Join Date: 05-03-09
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Posted 01-04-09 at 07:53 PM by John Wells Comments 1
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The approach of the nesting season (in the UK) reminds me of the time when a friend aked me to advise him on making his garden more attractive to birds.

He lives near Epping Forest on the outskirts of London, and his garden has lawns, flower beds, shrubs, a number of mature native trees, and is bordered on one side by a woodland pool. So what's the problem?

More than anything he wanted to match his neighbour's success in attracting occupants for his nest-boxes! He complained...

Posted 01-04-09 at 07:46 PM by John Wells Comments 1
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A neighbour has a neglected beech hedge about 3 metres high which retains most of its leaves throughout the winter, but some of the trees have been allowed to grow to 6 metres, and these shed their leaves in the Autumn.

The hedge overlooks my feeding station, and most hungry visitors use this vantage point to check for potential danger before approaching the feeders.

Over the winter months it is easy to observe their strategy. While doves use surrounding rooftops to scan...
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I'm sure that advice...
Posted 02-04-09 at 04:15 PM by Neil Rigby Neil Rigby is offline
Really interesting observations...
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