Wednesday, 17 February 2010

I don't believe it!

Yes, Victor, in and out three times!

I have a couple of Potter traps set in the garden. They catch the odd greedy Starling but not much else.

I watched open-mouthed this morning as the resident alpha male Blackbird calmly walked into the trap, hopped over the trigger plate, grabbed a square of bread and hopped straight out again. It didn't do this only the once, it had the cheek to repeat the manoevre twice more!

Seems as if I'll have to revert to the old favourite - the drop trap. The first bird I ever caught was a Robin in a drop-trap in a neighbour's (NJW) garden some 50+ years ago. Now off to find some wood for the frame/door.

1 comment:

Phil said...

It has probably been taking lessons off our Tree Sparrows