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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1080 on: June 14, 2012, 03:49:43 pm »
The hummers like to buzz my red hard hat in the woods. You don't think of hummers in the woods maybe, just around the yard. But the woods has lots of hummers.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1081 on: June 14, 2012, 08:18:51 pm »
Today I heard a racket down by the shop and made a mad dash in time to grab a baby Baltimore from a cat. Mom and Dad was flying around raising cane plus the baby was screaming bloody murder. My wife heald the baby while I cut a two pound coffee can lower then I nailed it to the twelve foot stick and put the bird in the can and C clamped it to the side of the burn barrel  :D Next thing the darn thing jumps up on the edge of the can and glides off and crashes. I catch him again and set him on a limb and he repeats the whole jumping off routine. By now every cat within hundreds is lurking around, I get him again and set him up on another limb . Mon and Dad is still screaming bloody murder and I turned  and walked away  :-\ Not sure how it turned out but hope he made it.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1082 on: June 15, 2012, 02:15:17 pm »
I had started another topic not realizing this thread was actually in reference to favorite birds as well......
here's mine -


Mine favorite bird would be the little House Wren. It seems they are very much like myself, tend to never have the time to stop,,,,,

They are very industrious little guys. Very inquisitive, not overly spooked of humans, seems to cohabitate with us very well. At times the ones around my mill are very curious. They'll flirt around all the stacks of fresh cut and love to hunt and explore in the piles of flitches tossed off to the side. They'll fly right up to me at times If I happen to be setting still long enough, and do that little up and down squatting movemnet thing they do while staring at me while determining their next move.

Also they are the first bird in the morning to begin their wake up call at my place. I love to hear them start off in the mornings.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1083 on: June 16, 2012, 06:41:11 am »
The pee wees have flown the coop. I was working on the veggie shack when a peewee just about clipped me at the knees. I went right over and checked,all gone. One was dead on the ground. I did not tell the Granddughter about that one. But she came over and was bummed out that they was gone. She enjoyed seeing them.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1084 on: June 26, 2012, 09:16:19 pm »
I was standing in the yard talking to a customer and saw a pileated woodpecker fly out of the woods. Don't see many of them but hear them often. He did not get far when a good size limb fell to the ground. I went over after they left and looked at it. Seemed like he was eating supper on it and it break off.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1085 on: June 26, 2012, 10:31:09 pm »
 :) seems like the woodpeckers don't mind the heat as much as some new millers  8)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1086 on: July 01, 2012, 11:27:03 pm »
I enjoy hiking in the woods anytime of the year, usually with
my wife.  Generally I have a camera handy for any wildlife  opportunities I happen upon.
I was in elk hunting mode, working down a steep lodgepole mountain side and
low and behold I spotted a fledgeling owl.  We spent some time stalking
and shooting  pics tho the baby pics were kinda dark and fuzzy, but the
one of mama came out pretty good.. Great horned owl.
 

 

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1087 on: July 02, 2012, 03:58:23 am »
Nice picture. You know we have a fellow member here who takes fuzzy pics of his carvings of owls and places the carvings in his barn loft for a laugh. :D

I don't see owls often, but here them around. I might see a couple a year. One cross road near here I keep seeing a barred owl in the winter. The spot is old farm that grew up and was cut and some apple trees around. See deer there to in early winter around the apple trees. Some apple trees are what we call winter apples, the fruit stay on the trees until about Christmas.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1088 on: July 02, 2012, 07:42:03 am »
Yea, I saw the owl post on the carving, that would work pretty good
for keeping the trash birds out of your garden.

We live in a small mt valley and in Feb the owls get to hooting back and
forth at night-- mating season hooting at times, we hear them from in the
house...there were 3 fledglings in that group, nice to see.

Each owl will eat a couple of pack rats a day.  I set traps for pack rats
in the wood pile and get a few.  When I do it gets set out for the owls
on a big stump.  I've had owls wake us up when they eat the offering
sometimes making the strangest chirping noises...afterwords they
go to hooting... I feel blessed to be able to have owls around..CBD

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1089 on: July 02, 2012, 02:28:39 pm »
Where in Montana?
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1090 on: July 02, 2012, 07:58:59 pm »
E. Powell Co, Little Blackfoot River/MacPass area---AKA heaven...

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« Reply #1091 on: July 23, 2012, 10:22:08 am »
This past Friday we were expecting a serious thunderstorm to pass thru the area. It was making for a gooden' too,,, skies blackened, windy and had just begun to shower moderately.
As I was sitting on the steps of the old camp on my property, pondering whether or not to try and pull up and old sinker log nearby, there appeared three little house Wrens flirting about. In the old pump shed, there’s an last year Wren nest, that’s visible from where I sat. Within 10 minutes of the Wrens arrival, all three had disappeared into the nest, occasionally peeking out for a gander.

Within another 10 minutes the bottom fell out of those dark clouds, dumping 8 inches in 3.5 hours. From now on, I think I’ll plan any wet day activities around the movement of the Wrens… ;)……. Even they know when to stay indoors.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1092 on: August 06, 2012, 04:41:43 pm »
An auction of original Roger Tory Peterson drawings / prints is to take place on September 8.  I can't imagine what these will go for, but here is the info for any that may be interested.

http://guernseys.com/Guernseys%20New/peterson.html
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1093 on: August 06, 2012, 08:45:09 pm »
Friend gave me his bird book at a bookstore signing, signed by both he and his wife.  Have used it for 30 plus years.  What an auction that would be!
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« Reply #1094 on: August 10, 2012, 09:30:36 pm »
Lots of bird books in the Peterson style. Gotta think there are lots of talented artists that draw birds. Never know what stuff will fetch at auctions. Sometimes it's just hype around a name, sometimes it's more about talent. I word it this way, because I've seen some spendy art, that in my eyes, belonged on a bonfire. :D ;)

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« Reply #1095 on: August 11, 2012, 08:33:06 pm »
       I pulled into my driveway yesterday about noon and saw this hen in my front yard. I stopped about 50 feet away and watched her. It was odd because 1. She stood there with her wings spread and 2. She wouldn't shy away like normal. Then I realized; it was raining softly and she was using her wings as an umbrella for a half dozen poults.
       I wish I'd had my real camera. 

  

 
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« Reply #1096 on: August 11, 2012, 08:47:08 pm »
Reminds me, I saw a hen with a bunch of chicks in the UP of Michigan on the way north to the Soo. I think it was just a bit north of Pickford. There were also a bunch of geese to one side of them. Geese were all over the fields up there. Also saw a few sandhills.

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« Reply #1097 on: August 12, 2012, 10:29:02 am »
I just watched the closing "Moments in Nature" on CBS Sunday Morning. They were showing the Burrowing Owls in Arizona. Cool, little guys. :)
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« Reply #1098 on: August 21, 2012, 06:34:26 pm »
Ran across this big boy yesterday on the way home from the doctors.  Nice ending to a ugly morning.  These were taken from a 300 yards using all the zoom I could.  I have always wanted to get some Bald Eagle pictures.  Wish these were a lot closer, but at least I catpured him on film/digital image.
 

 
 

 


 
 

 
 

 

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« Reply #1099 on: August 21, 2012, 10:22:27 pm »
Majestic!
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