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« Reply #103 on: January 01, 2006, 10:11:15 pm »

Took the picture a while back of these birds. If I remember right they were about 3ft tall.  I don't remember what kind of birds they were; can anyone tell me what they are. smiley_headscratch
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« Reply #104 on: January 01, 2006, 10:20:45 pm »
Emu - from Aussie. They are related to an ostrich I think, but only about 1/2 the size.

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« Reply #105 on: January 01, 2006, 10:32:38 pm »
Thanks Ianab, I took the picture 37 years ago just outside Sydney. No wonder I don't remember what they were.  ;) When my kids saw the picture they wanted to know what kind of bird they were, now I can be knowledgeable and tell them. 8)
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« Reply #106 on: January 01, 2006, 10:33:54 pm »
My neighbor, cousin's husband, was going to make his fortune raising Emus ::)  Didn't work out ;) ;D
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« Reply #107 on: January 02, 2006, 06:05:26 am »
My neighbor, cousin's husband, was going to make his fortune raising Emus ::)  Didn't work out ;) ;D

Same thing was going to happen here. I don't know who talks these people into these 'adventures' ;D :D

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« Reply #108 on: January 06, 2006, 11:27:42 pm »
Donna and I spent Christmas (2005) with her father and sisters in Okeechobee, Florida.  He lives on the east bank of the Kissimmee River, not too far from where it empties into Lake Okeechobee.  There are a pair of Sandhill Cranes that have been coming to his front door for the past 3 years for a handout of a couple of handfuls of corn.  It's fun watching them.  They eat about 10 feet from his front door.  We can go outside and they don't spook unless we get too close. They keep an eye on us and if we get into their comfort zone, you can see them getting nervous and they'll walk off to the neighbor's yard.


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« Reply #109 on: February 05, 2006, 05:31:30 pm »
Guess these be under 'birds' that showed up under the white oak tree this afternoon. 7 good size Toms and were so close to the window I could stand a few feet away and get their picture. (Not as cute as the one Buzz posted).




Then shortly after, nine jakes showed up and their reflection caught their attention, and they kept pecking at the window glass. I was afraid they would break it, so opened the window after some pics to shoo them away. They left in a hurry. The flash didn't bother them a bit.  ::) ???

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« Reply #110 on: February 06, 2006, 10:40:34 pm »
I've had cardinals do that at the window in the shop, a turkey would get your attention rapping on the glass!

We and the mason's were talking at lunch the other day that none of us had seen a turkey around the jobsite. Sure enough, I rolled in Friday morning and 16 were in the yard. After hunting them I do think they are part telepathic  :D.

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« Reply #111 on: February 11, 2006, 01:48:21 pm »
Everybodies buddy in the north woods. Chick-a-dee a dee a dee :)





If I go to the woods without seeing these guys, there's gotta be something wrong and probably not a good sign of things to come.  ::)

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« Reply #112 on: February 11, 2006, 06:45:05 pm »
There has been a campaign going on here in Michigan for some time to make the chickadee the State Bird since it stays here all year long and is a friendly one and indicator species as you stated.
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« Reply #113 on: February 11, 2006, 09:14:18 pm »
I live in the city and really miss those little guys. When they start singing I know it is spring 8)
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« Reply #114 on: February 11, 2006, 09:42:48 pm »
What makes my head spin is that when I hear all the birds singing at night in the Spring before they settle down for the night and realise that the ones I'm hearing are only a tiny fraction of the population in this valley. No matter where I was to go,I'd hear them singing,even if I hopped in the truck and drove like a mad man for 20 miles,when I stopped and listened,I'd hear those birds.

Bless em  8)

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« Reply #115 on: February 11, 2006, 11:27:46 pm »
Sure they weren't just in your head Paul ??? ::)

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« Reply #116 on: February 11, 2006, 11:39:59 pm »
Yeah,and sometimes a Bird will mock me  ;)
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« Reply #117 on: February 11, 2006, 11:45:54 pm »
 :D :D :D
People always say "a little bird told me", well I only know a handfull of little birds that can talk, so I figure we are in the same boat! ;) ;D

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« Reply #118 on: February 11, 2006, 11:50:51 pm »
Like I said,bless em eh  ;)
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Um, yeah something like that! ;)


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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #100 on: November 06, 2005, 01:50:32 pm »
Do cardinals expect a certain kind of bird feeder...say maybe a tray feeder ??? They were walking around on the deck looking for seeds and not landing on either perch type feeder.

They would cock thier heads sideways and look at shells. They look so cheerful and festive ;D

There is a small woodpecker that comes and eats seeds every day.
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« Reply #101 on: November 06, 2005, 02:43:54 pm »
I use an ordinary clear plastic tube feeder that has a tray at the bottom for cardinals, and feed only safflower seed. The birds I don't want will not eat the safflower seed, and birds I do want will eat it.  Squirrels don't eat safflower either.
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« Reply #102 on: January 01, 2006, 09:44:40 pm »
Cruising along I-295 this afternoon,  My wife and I saw these Woodstorks standing together on the side of the road at the ditch.  I dont know if this is the same flock that I saw on the road back home but it seems that the numbers are equivelant  and they were within 10 miles of my last sighting.






We turned around at the next exit and went back, turning around at yet another exit to get as close as we could to them.  I got the camera out and stuck it out of the window.  They were way off on the Interstate right of way, next to the ditch, so I was already behind the eight ball.




AS we inched along the emergency area on the side of the road, they marched, hesitatingly, away from us just like herding cattle.  It wasn't long before they flew.  This is all I got. 

One of these days I am going to get a camera with a long lense and get real intimate with these rascals.   Being as rare as they are, it makes me feel good to see them hanging around.  The downside is that the pine plantations they were living in is fast becoming dense, residential housing.  I can just picture some of the Urbanites taking potshots at them with a 22. [/left]