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    Default Bl@@dy Wildlife!!!

    This time of year always makes me smile in our garden.....
    And I appreciate it even MORE this year, with kind of moving house from here in the next two weeks?

    I feed the birds all year round, with nut-feeders and a bird table, and various sprinklings of whatever is to hand for ground-feeding birds on the lawn, because it is SO entertaining to watch them.

    We have a small woodland next to the cottage, so we get loads of wildlife, and whilst I've only seen it once, we've got a MASSIVE Hedgehog, a Fox that uses our garden as a nightly 'footpath' and whatever else I'm never awake at night to see (Owls, and Bats and stuff?)

    BUT! I have taken exception in the last month or so, to one particular Great Tit, who insists on flying into and pecking at our Sitting Room window, just below our Bedroom Window. If it did it quietly, I wouldn't have a problem with it. But it wakes me up every morning now?

    He (must be a 'He'...!) commences this noisy activity at about 6am, and sporadically, doesn't cease until Dusk. Only to start again at 6am....

    I must point out though, that I'm not in bed from Dawn till Dusk!, but on the days when I'm not at work, I can still hear him banging his beak against the glass when I'm working away in my 'Little Girls Greenhouse' ?

    So.... what with Trousers snoring his head off, me mentally trying to arrange the furniture from Holly Cottage into our new Farmhouse home, and a bl@@dy Great Tit pecking at the sodding window from dawn till dusk.......

    Is there completely NO peace for the wicked in this life of ours' ????!!
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    Poor you, having to listen to that all day! Amusing for 5 or 10 minutes I guess, but "Not Very Funny Now!". I wonder if it's dozy enough to be trying to pick a fight with it's own reflection...?!

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    We have one too Wellie. He pecks constantly at the door that Auntie Wellie used to let the dogs out by when they wanted to "go out the back" I don't know if it is the same one but we also caught him pecking at "your" bedroom window and the car mirror.

    The RSPB reckon they do it at this time of year because they see their reflection as a rival bird in their territory so, yes Sarz - they are apparently that dozy
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    Our bedrooms have got brick air vents at the top of the wall right at the head end of the bed. Last year something was pecking on the outside of it and it did it every day for about 3 months, starting at about 6.30 and going on for a couple of hours. It drove me nuts cos I don't sleep that well anyway and when I do its quite light sleep, so it immediately woke me up!

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    Oh! Thank Goodness that it's not just me then!!
    Brilliant.... I can listen to him from dawn to dusk, and think of you lot at the same time then....

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    oh the joy of a tit at the window .... every year OH get a massive great seagull at 5am .... i swear one day it will come through the window

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    lynda66....
    ooh, er, missus?!

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    At school we had a pigeon that used to fly at the windows of one of the rooms, and vear off at the last minute. One day he misjudged it and crashed straight into it. The kids all screamed, and the bird knocked himself out . I thought I'd better let site services know there was a dead pigeon on the roof of the block, because it was quite visible to the children, but before the end of the lesson he'd come round and eventually flew away.
    The next day another teacher said he did the same We never say him again after that.
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