A few months ago I was bemoaning the fact that I had no birds in my garden and that I thought our renovations had scared them off. Well.............the pigeons are certainly back with a vengence!!
Yesterday I planted some chard seedlings and a few leeks into a plastic growbed thingy (which is divided into 9 sections like a square foot gardening bed) on the patio. I filled the rest of the space with seeds.
I went indoors and had my dinner, came outside for the dog to have a wee....................dirt everywhere, seedlings either missing or wilfully destructed!!! I can only think it was the blasted pigeons!!! I have no idea if any of the seeds were taken, hopefully not! When i replant I shall be covering it with something.
Those pigeons have radar.....they sit in the trees and coooo at all their family to come join them for dinner!!!
This morning I had the pleasure of watching a Kestrel in airborne combat with a young pigeon over our back garden - and take him down. I appreciate not for the squeamish - but fantastic to see!
They're all up there watching and just waiting for you to turn your back. Hurrah for the Kestrel!
It couldn't have been a cat could it - nice soft soil perfect for a cat toilet!
and being a cat makes it alright? I don't think so eeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuurk
In our back garden the pigeons and doves just sit and watch the sparrows do all the damage. However on the allotment the pigeons are evil - love em/hate em.
It wasn't a cat, there aren't any round here and those that do venture around are swiftly dispatched by our labrador!! There are loads of pigeons at the moment but I think it may also have been blackbirds as I have seen them throwing dirt about before.
On closer inspection the damage wasn't as bad as I first thought and nothing has touched it since.