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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1120 on: March 01, 2013, 06:29:04 pm »
Wouldn't it be cool to have a flock of them (several different varieties) in your yard each spring? :)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1121 on: March 08, 2013, 08:29:39 pm »
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Pileateds have to be the loudest fliers in the woods. You can hear them comeing, but after they land the real noise starts.

It gets real noisy here when one mistakes the aluminum downspout on my gutters for a tree. The gutters are brown but I still think that is a pretty stupid bird.

We do not have eagles around here, but I have been to Hanes Alaska. We have a friend there that is the talker on the tour bus when one comes through, she knows all the places where they are. She took us around, so I have lots of pics.

 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1122 on: March 09, 2013, 04:53:17 am »
The eagles seem to stay around near here most all year. A year ago, a moose was shot out of season just up the road and the carcass was left. The eagles came and ate on it, two actually. An adult and a juvenile is what I noticed. The woods was also full of ravens, but they did not come near the carcass as long as the eagles were on it.

This fall on my woodlot I saw a carcass of some critter that the bears had hauled into a hardwood thicket to feed on. It was just bones left in a  pile.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1123 on: March 12, 2013, 04:07:39 pm »
saw my first robin today
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« Reply #1124 on: March 12, 2013, 04:18:53 pm »
Been seeing a few ducks around. My guess is teal, they aren't big ducks.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1125 on: March 12, 2013, 07:31:27 pm »
red, I started to post something else, then I saw where you are. We have robins here all year, as well as bluebirds, mockingbirds, and canada geese. About the only ones that leave that I wish they did not are the purple martins.
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« Reply #1126 on: March 12, 2013, 07:58:01 pm »
Saw my first Robin today too and it was snowin. I thought the little guys probably thinking he may have jumped the gun a bit. :snowball:
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« Reply #1127 on: March 13, 2013, 05:26:57 am »
Robins don't often hang around in northern New Brunswick, but in the south of the province they stick around all winter. I've been to my aunt's in winter at Sussex and they were in the back yard milling around. ;D

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« Reply #1128 on: March 26, 2013, 09:08:09 am »
Spring may be headed our way. We have a wreath on the front porch at the house in VB. It used to be on the door until birds started nesting in it several years ago. I took it off the door and attached it to a 2X4 with a piece of plywood for the back, and leaned it up in the corner. My wife told me that three days ago, there were a pair of doves fixing up the nest. This morning, she's laid her first egg. Last year, the doves produced four little ones.
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« Reply #1129 on: March 26, 2013, 08:57:49 pm »
Last year, when we went from winter to summer in about 1 week in March, my purple martins arrived the end of Feb. They have not gotten here yet this year, so does that mean we still have some more winter. I did see the scouts checking out the gourds about two weekends ago.
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« Reply #1130 on: March 27, 2013, 03:58:09 am »
In 1996 when they arrived in May as usual, the weather turned cold with snow and wiped out the barn swallows. They have never been back in great numbers like they were decades before. We used to have hundreds. They would gather on the power lines and perch when they arrived in May and when they got ready to leave in August.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1131 on: March 27, 2013, 10:51:39 am »
We often see Robins here in the winter. Lots of people around us have bird feeders, so they stay. I've always considered the Red Wing Blackbird as the real harbinger of Spring here.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1132 on: March 31, 2013, 10:27:44 pm »
    Went up to see how things survived the winter, too early for the deer and elk to come back, but saw a few turkeys and two pileated woodpeckers. Seems early, but I'm not sure how far they move, or even if they do. I don't know if it was a pair, or if the male and female look different.

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« Reply #1133 on: April 01, 2013, 03:33:16 am »
I did spook a grouse the other day on my trek to the woodlot. I also found a spot where one had spent an evening in a snow nest. Saw a couple moose and also where they spent the night bedded down. They spent the winter on the woodlot, moose piles all over.

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« Reply #1134 on: April 01, 2013, 04:59:20 am »
Timberdoodles! Not one but two woodcock observed so far this spring in our woods. It's been a long time, maybe twenty years or so since the last woodcock was witnessed.

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« Reply #1135 on: April 01, 2013, 05:21:59 am »
Haven't seen any yet. But last spring I was on a plantation, that was actually hardwood ground. I saw several nests of woodcock with eggs. This was on a 30 acre plot. I tied a ribbon by several nests. No robins up here yet either, but those birds don't normally arrive until this month.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1136 on: April 01, 2013, 01:38:17 pm »
For the first time in over 30 years I have observed red-headed woodpeckers in my woods.  They seem to be very territorial.  I hope they can live with the pileated woodpeckers.  As much as I am enjoying seeing the red-heads again I do not want to lose any of the many pileateds.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1137 on: April 01, 2013, 03:25:12 pm »
My guess would be that they may coexist just fine, given the size difference .  Time will tell... :)

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« Reply #1138 on: April 01, 2013, 03:38:21 pm »
They may have their unique way to make a living that doesn't make them compete so much. There are quite a few species of woodpeckers up here, some prefer softwood, some mixedwood, some aspen and hardwood. Some pick at the tree buts, some are way up high, some might not have a preference.

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« Reply #1139 on: April 01, 2013, 05:13:06 pm »
    After a little reading, looks like they don't migrate, are territorial with just a pair, look similar, the males have a red face patch. Always fun to see.