Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Finches


We've installed a couple of Finch Feeders in the garden - they have tiny little holes which only the delicate pointed beaks of the small Finches can penetrate. Those obese fat-arses, the collared Doves, can only waddle up and down moaning and claiming to be a victim of glandular problems but they still won't get their fat beaks inside this baby.

I may have suggested it before but it would take just a simple Act of Parliament to proclaim that all McDonalds and other Fast-Food Outlets have a maximum public door width of 18" to solve the obesity crisis at a stroke. The only possible problem I forsee with this plan is that fat people would starve themselves silly to get into McDonalds but then eat mega-loads of Whopper-Burgers and get trapped inside. Plus we smug non-porkers would have to fight our way through crowds of aggressive fat beggars in order to get into the store.

Dave will soon be posting lots of pictures of colourful skinny birds with his new 500mm lens so I thought I'd get in first with this one taken just a few feet away with an ordinary lens and a remote control shutter release.

7 comments:

Rosie said...

Smart birds. Nice photos. MacDonalds...no thanks.

Dave said...

You have suggested it before.

I had one of those red-faced birds in my garden the other day. However, least said...

Christopher said...

So you've got them too? Ours are just like the MacDonalds feeders you anathematize - they just sit fatly on the seed feeder bars and guzzle till they fall off the perch, keeping the regular take-away tits, greenfinches, siskins and serins at bay. There should be a law about it.

brokenbiro said...

I've never found a feeder impermeable to squirrels - it's my own fault for buying them that chain saw.

Love the image of fat people trapped in Macdonalds!

Zig said...

what you need is a cat, that would soon get rid of those pesky birds.

Scarlet Blue said...

Are you and Dave in competition over how many birds you can attract?
Sx

Madame DeFarge said...

Sweet birds. Our wood pigeons can barely make it onto the feeder table, much to the relief of the sparrows.