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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1020 on: February 12, 2012, 08:52:06 am »
Twelve degrees this a.m. but birds singing like 'twas breath of spring. Big ice storm four years ago, when it thawed on Feb. 10th sparrows began nesting, earlist I've ever witnessed [nesting]in this locale.

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favorite birds?
« Reply #1021 on: February 13, 2012, 09:18:00 pm »
just wondering if anyone has a favorite bird. myself i prefer walking in the woods or snowshoeing, and looking up and seeing the perfect ruby red cardinal in a white snow covered birch tree. so any favorite bird types?

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Re: favorite birds?
« Reply #1022 on: February 13, 2012, 09:44:27 pm »
Mine has to be the Mocking Bird.  Not for their plumage, but for the crazy songs that they sing.  You just never know what the next note will be.    smiley_headscratch smiley_huh2
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Re: favorite birds?
« Reply #1023 on: February 13, 2012, 09:53:46 pm »
Blackcap Chickadee but I like them all ;)
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Re: favorite birds?
« Reply #1024 on: February 13, 2012, 09:54:41 pm »
  Either Pileated Woodpecker or Oreial. We have ALOT of Pileated around and I love to see/ hear them. Kestrals are COOL too.
   I have spotted rose breasted grosbeaks, Scarlet taneger as well. I like the Pheobies, and Barn Swallows  too. I enjoy pretty much all nature has to offer. I have good "hand only"  loon call that I was taught by world class loon caller on Blue Mtn Lake (ADK's) about 15 yearsw ago. I called a mating male in one time while on a Canadian canoe trip with some troubles teens, they were AMAZED, "Mr. C can talk loon" , that night around te camp fire the other staff member called in a Bard owl, he swooped us while around the campfire. No doubt we created some memories on that trip.

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Re: favorite birds?
« Reply #1025 on: February 13, 2012, 09:56:47 pm »
There is already a nice "Bird" thread on the Forum with 52 pages of posts. 

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,9619.msg814455.html#msg814455

Lets not start another one.  I merged the two topics.
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Re: favorite birds?
« Reply #1026 on: February 13, 2012, 10:10:10 pm »
Canada jay, whiskey jack, camp robber whatever you like to call them.... watching one occupy the dog while the other comes in and steals the dogs food....

Yet really the best bird is cooked and on the table
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1027 on: February 14, 2012, 06:21:33 am »
My favorite, the female Cardinal. 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1028 on: February 14, 2012, 06:58:20 am »
Eastern Blue Bird. Not many around here. I usally get a pair to nest. I would have more but the sparrows drove them off.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1029 on: February 14, 2012, 06:58:50 am »
Kill deer and robins in the fields and white throated sparrow and chickadees in the woods. Snow buntings in the winter.  ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1030 on: February 14, 2012, 07:42:32 am »
In no particular order...cardinal, blue bird, oriole and one that's recently moved into our area the bald eagle.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1031 on: February 14, 2012, 08:18:06 am »
At home:  bluebird followed by the oriole

At the seashore:  glossy ibis followed by the skimmer

In Canada:  what else?  the common loon
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1032 on: February 14, 2012, 10:44:41 am »
wild turkey, red tail hawk, eastern blue bird.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1033 on: February 14, 2012, 10:53:59 am »
The sparrow hawk (I'm using that very generically) that was in the sale ring at our sale barn last Saturday  ;D, it got the attention of more than a couple people sitting in there.  I have know idea if they actually go after sparrows or not but my boss said as soon as it left one rafter was lined with sparrows.  The ring is heated during sales and Saturday was one of the first cold days we've had in a long time so you really can't blame 'em  :D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1034 on: February 14, 2012, 01:14:14 pm »
The Pileated is my favorite to watch but for song I think I have grown to like the various songs of the Tufted Titmouse the best.  But then again, there is something about the call fo the Sandhill Cranes flying high overhead.
There is one bird song that is a simple two tone song that reminds me of the communication device used in Star Trek.  I have yet to positively identify the bird making the song.  My best guess to date is a truncated Titmouse song.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1035 on: February 15, 2012, 07:44:24 am »
Our favorite is  a bird we never see nor hear anymore, the Bob White[quail]. I've failed, in quail management.

Now, they say, I need to have a controlled burn, brings out more legumes and creates bare soil....and shrubby cover, etc.
Prescription management. :P

My prescription is knocking out dozens of various critters that feed upon eggs, chicks, and mature birds; they want them protected[critters],  too many "Friends of chicken hawks" :-\

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« Reply #1036 on: February 15, 2012, 11:34:30 am »
chain I think you're on the right path.  Between the chicken hawks, coyotes, and feral cats around I'm amazed any live, we still have a few coveys of quail around the farm but nothing compared to what you used to see.  My now deceased neighbors/landlords who I miss dearly found a quail egg one time and put in an incubater, it was the cutest little thing and was basically raised by the "wild" turkeys which they also helped get started around us.  It was funny as heck watching that tiny little thing running around with those big turkeys.  :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1037 on: February 20, 2012, 07:13:28 am »
We have this group of 4 tom turkeys that are regulars at our bird feeders.
They have been hangin' here since they were youngins'
One of them has an obsession with his reflection in my truck bumper.

 

 

He just paces back and forth, occasionally pecking at my bumper while the others are eating up all the corn!
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« Reply #1038 on: February 20, 2012, 11:10:14 am »
Quit spit-shining that bumper and he might stop.  ;D

 
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« Reply #1039 on: February 20, 2012, 11:26:28 am »
We have individuals or maybe groups up here introducing wild turkeys, which is not a native bird to NB and considered illegal. Authorities are concerned they compete with grouse. One fellow down near St Stephen, near Calais, Maine says he has 20 or 30 coming to his feeders and has seen up to 12 roosting in the trees near dark.

Recently the DNR have begun a crack down on illegal white-tail deer farms, they issued notices that the deer have to be gone by June.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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