So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria, God and life, teaching and gardening plus the occasional cow

Bird Famine

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Not only has the local bird population been decimated by a certain puppy picking off the Greenfinches, all this winter there’s been very few birds in the garden. The Bullfinches never came back, and there’s only a few tits, Great, blue and crested, and the field sparrows. I think the mice ate more sunflower seeds in the autumn. And the cause? Well maybe the warm winter, but more likely, all the trees that were around Paggy’s back garden have been felled, destroying the habitat. I don’t suppose the birds will come back with no motorway from his pace to mine. Such a shame. But as I write, the birds are starting to sing, maybe we’ll have some new ones in spring!

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  1. Did I read that right? A certain puppy that picks off (Kills? Eats?) all the green finches?

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    • Fraid so! Last summer we had a large family of aforesaid Finches and the babies were ground feeders under the table and just couldn’t escape the puppy. I must have put six in the compost bin, not counting those she swallowed! Now not surprisingly there are very few here this year!

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