Sunday, 2 December 2012

My bottle feeder is still going strong................................ defying all the odds

I first put out this bottle feeder on the 19th of September wondering how long it would last before the  squirrels destroyed it.

Well here it is with my little Robin... still going strong albeit a little chewed up in places.

It's below freezing outside so I only managed a few shots this morning before retreating back indoors.

Dunnock.

Coal Tit. 
All the feeders are very busy at the moment...

 Blue Tit.
...but it's the bottle full of seeds getting the most attention.

The Bird D'pot

21 comments:

Sandra said...

i love the colors of the robin, but that little titmouse makes me smile

Laloofah said...

So sweet of you to take such good care of our little bird friends, Andrew! And so nice that they show their gratitude by being such lovely models for your delightful photos! :-) I'm glad the squirrels have left your feeder pretty much in tact.

I just adore your little robins, and that first photo is particularly precious! I thought the Coal Tit was a chickadee! I'll have to look it up and see if they're related, they look so alike. I've never seen a Blue Tit before, and love his facial markings and pretty colorings. He was sure studying you!

I sure enjoy your wonderful blog!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so neat. ( :

Larry said...

Great shots of your feeder visitors Andrew! Your Robins are just gorgeous!

MoiCLouLou said...

Hello Andrew!

Nice birds at this feeder. It's not the feeder that is important, it's the seeds the're after...
Have a nice Sunday!
Louise

TexWisGirl said...

that's awesome! who would have thought plastic would last! :)

Brian King said...

It has certainly held up well! The robin is a beautiful bird! Funny how your Coal Tit is essentially our Chickadee.

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holdingmoments said...

It's certainly lasting well Andrew.

Bob Bushell said...

Perfect bottle feeder Andrew.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...That sure has served you and the birds well your bottle feeder!! : }...cute friends you have!!
Gracexx

Anni said...

Being chewed up in places probably doesn't bother the birds one iota!!! Fantastic images once again Andrew!!

Thanks for linking up this weekend.

Carole M. said...

always delightful Drew to see your birds enjoying their days fueled up with your generous offerings. That means trudging out in the cold and damp air but the rewards are many as you step back indoors, proven by your wonderful photographs

phylliso said...

I must look again through your blog to see what you use for a camera,you always get such great photos!
Your robin is a fav of mine,phyllis

Modesto Viegas said...

Good captures!

Sharon Whitley said...

it certainly has lasted well - great to see so many birds visiting - I'm sad that I don't get as many now that next door has hacked his trees and bushes back - it's a bit too open for them now even though I keep the feeders stocked up - they're still coming just not nearly as many :-(

Michelle said...

They are all beauties, but I do love the Blue Tit!

John said...

I am sure that if a Grey Squirrel did get hold of it Andrew, it wouldn't last long at all! I have had 'squirrel proof' feeders destroyed by these little blighters!
J
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Pantherka said...

This is great Andrew.

Eugenia Robinson said...

I think we need MORE feeders. You are definitely having the visitors. They like your accommodations. Such pretty shots.genie

Dave said...

cheap and very cheerful, the bottle feeder that is.