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More tips for watching wildlife.

Posted by British Bird Food 10/06/2013 0 Comment(s)
Your garden, park or local fields are full of activity, day and night, it's just a case of knowing where and when to look for it. We will talk about wildlife in fields and other large areas in the next blog. This blog talks about wildlife in your garden. The various species found in British gardens differ depending on the location, geographically and the surrounding ecosystem. Leaving wild birds aside for the moment, lets look at some of the other visitors you may get in your garden or local area. Most of the larger mammals like foxes and badgers are nocturnal, so you will need to be up late to see them. Squirrels - not everyone's favorite, but interesting none the less. They have to be one of the garden worlds best acrobats, just watch them suss out how to get to your wild bird feeders! One of the most rewarding pastimes with squirrels has to be the man made 'obstacle course' find a food source, then see how difficult you can make the only approach for a squirrel. Set up a Squirrel feeder with some of our squirrel food in it.  Make sure they can't jump on to it directly (and they can jump 10 to 15 feet). Tie a rope line to the feeder from another part of the garden, when they have found it and used it for a few days, send the rope via another point, so ow they have to follow that path to the feeder, after a few days separate the rope points leaving a gap of about four feet, so they have to jump the gap, then add another obstacle, like an empty plastic bottle threaded through the rope, so they have to climb over it. You get the picture, add a new test every few days, until you have a complete obstacle course, now you can sit and watch them at the same time each day as they do battle with your ingenuity, when you have complete the course, film it and send us the video, take a look at the Nuttery video to see how it can be done! [caption id="attachment_2591" align="alignleft" width="150"]Squirrel food for the more discerning Squirrels:) Squirrel feeder in use! Can you beat the squirrels??[/caption]

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