Thursday, 14 June 2012
Wednesday’s weather was just as dismal as the last few days with the sun refusing to make any sort of appearance so we had yet another dull and cool day.
Our resident wood pigeon now has his morning routine sorted out. If it’s a still day then the preferred position, to check out if it’s safe to breakfast from the left overs on the bird table, is from the highest point on my weather station .
If it’s windy and the anemometer is whizzing around then the top of the post supporting the weather station is the lookout spot of choice. After a few minutes checking that the coast is clear woody will swoop down and clear the bird table of yesterday’s seed.
All this leads me to wonder whether having moving devices stationed in amongst beds of crops actually is an effective pigeon deterrent. Maybe pigeons just get used to such devices and learn that they are not really a threat. Our visitor certainly seems comfortable when the anemometer is whirling round!
At least woody’s not fouling up my rain gauge measurements sitting on top of the wind vane.
The flimsy nature and rather sharp ends to the plastic netting fixed around the rain gauge do seem to act as a deterrent to stop birds perching around the rim and doing what birds do naturally.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:46