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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:03 pm

You posted the two barbet species in the wrong thread, Sharifa. They need to go under the bird of the months. ^0^
Seriously - absolutely beautiful those birdies. And I like the Cape white-eye as well. ^Q^

Lazy red-headed finches. :O^ =O:
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:26 pm

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:54 am

Lovely pics Sharifa!! \O

Yes, I did make the nectar feeder. I bought a 15mm copper elbow pipe from the hardware, cut a hole in the top of a Powerade bottle and used some silicone to seal it. A bit of wire and wood to make the stand for the birdies and the flower was just a bit of fun. ;-)

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sharifa » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:30 am

Mel wrote:You posted the two barbet species in the wrong thread, Sharifa. They need to go under the bird of the months. ^0^
Seriously - absolutely beautiful those birdies. And I like the Cape white-eye as well. ^Q^

Lazy red-headed finches. :O^ =O:
Duke has already posted both the barbets in the Bird of the Month Mel :yes:

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sharifa » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:37 am

Flutterby wrote:Lovely pics Sharifa!! \O

Yes, I did make the nectar feeder. I bought a 15mm copper elbow pipe from the hardware, cut a hole in the top of a Powerade bottle and used some silicone to seal it. A bit of wire and wood to make the stand for the birdies and the flower was just a bit of fun. ;-)
Thank you Flutts \O

Hope the design is not registered ;-) I am going to try it as well.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by RobertT » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:41 am

Flutterby wrote:Lovely pics Sharifa!! \O

Yes, I did make the nectar feeder. I bought a 15mm copper elbow pipe from the hardware, cut a hole in the top of a Powerade bottle and used some silicone to seal it. A bit of wire and wood to make the stand for the birdies and the flower was just a bit of fun. ;-)
Don't you get a lot of bees going into it?

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:54 am

Go for it Sharifa...I got the idea off the internet. \O

RobT...no bees (or ants) yet! ;-)

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sharifa » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:12 pm

Great ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Thanks Flutts \O

Tip: To stop the ants you must apply cooking oil or vaseline to the wire and the outside of the bottle.

In my garden bees have become very scarce :-(

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:17 pm

In ours too! :-( Great tip for the ants! \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by RobertT » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:17 pm

We get lots of bees and have a dog that has allergic reactions to their sting but continuously tries to catch them.

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