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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1260 on: January 11, 2015, 07:48:56 am »
That sure is a beautiful yard, and you always have amazing visitors! 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1261 on: January 11, 2015, 11:27:03 am »
Looks just like a new avatar for POSTON. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1262 on: March 21, 2015, 07:55:11 am »
Black Birds were in all the tree tops this morning.  . . To many to count making lots of Noise.  . Must be because it Snowed on the first day of Spring and they are hungry.  . . It will be 50 this afternoon and they will be happy
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1263 on: March 21, 2015, 11:28:52 am »
First hummingbird showed up yesterday and had our first band tailed pigeons a few days earlier. 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1264 on: March 22, 2015, 10:29:05 am »
Mourning Doves are cooing.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1265 on: March 22, 2015, 11:53:59 am »
My wife opened a bedroom window last night, why not it only gets down to 30  :D, but did wake up to a pair of cardinals talking, oh and a slight chill.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1266 on: April 08, 2015, 03:16:50 pm »
Currently have drama going on in the front yard--cat vs solo turkey.  At first there was stalking, then the cat came to its senses.  Now following.

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« Reply #1267 on: April 09, 2015, 10:36:29 am »
 :D :D :D  That's funny!
I watched a small hawk, I don't know what kind but about half the size of a chicken hawk the other morning.  He'd caught a meadowlark and was trying his hardest to hang on to it as I was getting closer with the tractor, the meadowlark got free so I watched and within a 1/4 mile or so the hawk got him again in mid air.  Nature can be cruel but it was pretty neat to see that.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1268 on: April 11, 2015, 09:24:23 pm »
Got up this morning to find a turkey gobbler strutting around in my pasture a couple hundred yards from the house. Good sign as our spring season starts later this month. They had a hard time with about 4 weeks when the ground was covered with snow and ice.

Later went up to my son's place and found a pair of Killdeers in his yard. Evidently they were starting or had already established their nest as they started trying to lead me away. Last year the had a nest and put on some remarkable shows. My wife is a photographer and had a blast watching their broken wing act. We had a turkey hen here at the house also try to lead me away like that. I'd had quail and the killdeers and even cranes in Mongolia and ostriches in Africa do that but was first time I ever saw a turkey try to lead me away. Ain't nature grand!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1269 on: April 13, 2015, 08:56:47 am »
Yup, nature has many lessons to teach, if we will only pause to learn.   :)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1270 on: April 14, 2015, 07:51:52 am »
The Tree Swallows arrived here, first thing this morning.

Now they're just squabbiling over "which birdhouse" this year.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1271 on: April 15, 2015, 07:39:09 am »
First Eastern BlueBirds here this morning!

They just entered into the mix with the Tree Swallows over birdhouses!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1272 on: April 15, 2015, 10:44:15 am »
Now I'm curious Chuck, we call them barn swallows around here, wonder if it's the same bird?  Ours haven't showed up yet and I'm a lot further south?

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1273 on: April 15, 2015, 01:07:00 pm »
Tree swallows and barn swallows are two different species.  You might want to look them up.  Google them.     ;)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1274 on: April 15, 2015, 05:43:30 pm »
In this area we have 3 species of swallows that I know of, they are the Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow & Bank Swallow.

The Tree Swallow resembles the Purple Martin and likes to live in birdhouses, and the Bank Swallows nest just under the lip of gravel pits or any other type of sharp embankment, just dig a burrow back into the bank about 1 1/2 feet.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1275 on: April 15, 2015, 08:14:02 pm »
When I was a kid, I liked the swallows in dairy barns. They just made themselves at home like they belonged there.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1276 on: April 18, 2015, 01:39:42 am »
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1277 on: April 27, 2015, 12:46:45 pm »


Mary spotted a pair of giant woodpeckers going around and around a walnut just outside the yard. Although the birds are very elusive,  I was able to get the cam-corder out and crack the door to get them on video.  They finally moved from this tree and leapfrogged to a couple of others in the yard before heading back into the woods.
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« Reply #1278 on: April 27, 2015, 12:56:40 pm »
They are pileated woodpeckers. They are magnificent birds.

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« Reply #1279 on: April 27, 2015, 01:18:44 pm »
I have been doing some research and the male and female look very similar.   I thought they may be male and female or two male but looking at the video, it looks like two female birds.  Territorial dispute? 
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