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    I caught them nibbling at the Lavender seeds early yeaterday.

    Sorry the light was so poor - but you will get the idea!
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    Very good. They love those seeds don't they

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    Didn't realise they ate Lavender, interesting.
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    Its the lavender seeds which attract them I have often seen them feasting on those - mostly after frost, as I think that may soften the seeds. I can only imagine that the lavender oils make the seeds not only nutritious but flavoursome!

    That is the only plant I have seem birds cram on in numbers for food - apart from Linnets on the seed pods at Keyhaven!

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