Birds will never go near a bird feeder if theres a cat around.
Lots of foxes, young and old, in the Upper East Side recently.
Yeah, a youngster ran between me and my missus on Saturday night by the garage.
I have seen a few green woodpeckers in finsbury park, especially when training for the marathon and jumping the fence to use the athletic track early in the morning, they were on the American football field.
Dilute a drop or two of citronella oil in water and, using a mister, spray some around the bird feeder to keep cats away. Same if they are crapping in your flower beds or veg patch.
I've seen magpies on occassion tearing small birds to shreds around the backlands of FPR. Circle of life an' all that. Squirrels on the other hand are a bloody menace. Like the cane toads of Australia, I think they're very bad for other wildlife not to mention my tulips. I'm going to start laying dynamite in my lawn so when they come back for one of their many nut stashes, they get more than they bargained for. Although I hear Budgens are doing a roaring trade in Squirrel Pie, so I might start trading the little buggers.
I also saw a greater spotted woodpecker in my garden, perching on the trellis. Didn't have any fat balls out at the time. It was very exciting though, nearly choked on my coffee. Going to get fatty things to try and attract them.
Just seen 4 young foxes praning around the backgarden, Mum has just come along and taken them back over the fence.
Hope they didn't get a sniff of the rabbit next door
i hope the heron wasn't preying on the tiny new ducklings and moorhens. i saw a seagull swoop very low over one mother duck and she went absolutely mental at it.