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Tuesday, 2 March 2010
New bird table
When Mr Grumpy had his strokes in June 2007, he was totally paralysed down one side. He has worked and worked on his body to get the movement back and over the last two days he has made this bird table, modelled on one Simon King talked about on a BBC TV nature programme.
Our last bird table lasted all of five days because, as soon as we realised it had become a feeding ground for the local sparrowhawk, Mr G took it down. But this design protects small birds from predation as the sparrowhawk can't swoop in and grab one. I think the fact that he has been able to make it from scratch, sawing all the wood and putting it together, is a tremendous achievement. As soon as I spy any birds using it, I shall put a photo on my Hillingdon Wildlife blog, too.