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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1140 on: April 01, 2013, 05:47:55 pm »
My impression, having observed them over the years, is that they move around a lot.  You see them for a bit, and then they disappear for sometimes a great while.  One of my favorite birds because I think they are very distinctive and I see them so infrequently.
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« Reply #1141 on: April 02, 2013, 04:44:04 am »
   Hard to believe they don't move out in the winter, but thats what the book says. I see the pileateds near the ground alot, might have to leave a few good size white fir logs laying around the forest floor for them.

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« Reply #1142 on: April 02, 2013, 04:57:32 am »
They are here all winter Terry, I see them fairly often. The only pole buzzards that migrate here are the flickers and sap suckers, possibly others that we don't normally observe around houses like the 3 toed. Pileated eat lots of carpenter ants, so if they get at a colony of them, lots of eat'n and they can't run away when froze up. Old larger diameter balsam fir trees are ant hotels. ;D

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« Reply #1143 on: April 02, 2013, 10:44:54 am »
Hummers are back !! Filled up the feeder again yesterday. They must have had a rough trip, they went through a pint of sugar water the first day.. I have a feeder hanging by the window so the wife can sit and watch them.
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« Reply #1144 on: April 02, 2013, 10:52:40 am »
First robin today, and the ground and water is froze solid. Only in the 20's.

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« Reply #1145 on: April 02, 2013, 09:13:06 pm »
I got some footage of Sandhill Cranes with their 2 babies on Sunday.
Pappa let me know I was too close after a while and came after me.
I cut out the portion where he made me retreat like a little girl. :D

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« Reply #1146 on: April 03, 2013, 08:33:41 am »
What do you name a sandhill crane male baby?

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« Reply #1147 on: April 03, 2013, 05:57:01 pm »
We deserved an apology for that one. :D
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« Reply #1148 on: April 05, 2013, 01:21:56 pm »
No apology needed.  I chuckled.   :)
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« Reply #1149 on: April 05, 2013, 10:41:14 pm »
I pulled the game cam down from the palm tree it has been hanging on for a few weeks and really couldn't believe it took another 350 pictures with low batteries.  Sure was happy about that because it got some good footage. :)  I had changed the direction of view from my pond to my neighbors pond after they decided to bait and catch their 2 Gators.  For sure I thought they would just come back in my direction.   I did manage to get some shots of their hired guns catching a couple lil gators and some other comical stuff.  My neighbor is infatuated with his lawn and yard.
He also like pacing everyday while on the phone in his yard along with a regiment of other yard duties.  I feel like posting the pictures just so I could put some captions to go along with them.  Is this wrong? :D

These Sandhill Cranes have been hanging around everyday and they walk by the camera thankfully onto Wayne's yard. ;D

 

  

  

  

 
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« Reply #1150 on: April 06, 2013, 05:58:19 pm »
I love sandhill cranes and great blue herons.  It always makes my day when they pay us a visit.
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« Reply #1151 on: April 06, 2013, 06:46:06 pm »
A few more Bird pictures from the cam by the pond.
Egrets, Blue Herons and another Sandill Crane.

 

  

  

  

  

 
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« Reply #1152 on: April 06, 2013, 07:41:00 pm »
Those game cameras sure are great. Love the birds Moose. Only in recent years have sand hills been found up this way. I've only seen them in the UP of MI when visiting Jeff's. It's funny, when I come out that way to the Brokaw's, I'm also visiting another friend Jeff and his family at the Sault, Ontario.  :D

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« Reply #1153 on: April 06, 2013, 08:08:17 pm »
I saw them in Maine last year and thought that was odd.
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« Reply #1154 on: April 06, 2013, 08:19:38 pm »
Was just looking at my bird book here, and besides nesting along the Quebec/Ontario border, the only other nesting colony it shows on the map is in Lac St Jean in Alma,Quebec. It's a huge lake and a large farming area north of the St Lawrence. The Sagueny River comes out of there. Two hours north of Quebec city to Chicoutimi, and then it's up river from there a ways. Just shows a dot on the map.

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« Reply #1155 on: April 07, 2013, 06:47:15 pm »
Sandhills are making a big comeback.  A large part of the comeback is the Goose Hollow preserve in Southern Indiana.  Sometimes we do something that has a major positive payback.
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« Reply #1156 on: April 07, 2013, 06:55:33 pm »
Yes, most of the nesting range is west of Quebec and into the far north of Canada. Mostly what we would call Hudson's Bay territory. Water that flows to the Arctic and Hudson's Bay.

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« Reply #1157 on: April 14, 2013, 11:02:35 pm »
The Sandhill Cranes came by for a visit today.
The babies are getting bigger.

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« Reply #1158 on: April 22, 2013, 04:58:53 pm »
We have had nesting eagles all around us but its the first time we have had one in Auglaize Cty. Always fun to see them, yesturday one of them had a fox squirrel. Here setting at the computer I have a robin setting on a nest and the next tree a little higher is a blue jay setting on her nest. I don't think they have eggs yet but not sure they sure like to dive bomb each other.
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« Reply #1159 on: April 22, 2013, 06:05:47 pm »
I think robins breed like rabbits. As soon as they arrive here they set up boundaries to their territory. And the squack'n starts when another comes into their space. :D I have seen little sparrows, might be chip'n sparrow, but they sit on the same exact trees when I go for a walk. One is one a cedar and other on a willow about 1/2 mile apart. But I have walked by them several times and they are always in the same trees. ;D

An eagle flew by the house a week ago. A moose was shot a couple falls ago and the guts left in a field, a couple ate on that for a few days. The ravens made an awful time but never came near as long as the eagles were there.

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