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Offline WV Sawmiller

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1280 on: April 27, 2015, 01:21:12 pm »
We have lots of the pileated woodpeckers here and they are one of my favorite birds. I think they are the ones called wood hens here. We got some pictures a few weeks ago of a pair in the snow pecking the bark off an old locust. They tend to nest in old locusts and such around here. 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1281 on: April 27, 2015, 01:48:51 pm »
First hatching of Eastern Bluebirds this weekend, look like at least 5 in nest.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1282 on: April 27, 2015, 03:39:33 pm »
This time of year I would have to believe that's a male and a female.  I cannot tell the gender by appearance in this bird.  Very nice video Bibby.  Thank you.
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« Reply #1283 on: April 27, 2015, 04:43:19 pm »
Excellent video capture of the two pileated woodpeckers. Rare to get them to stay in one place long enough for that length of time. We have had them all the 50+ years in our woods, usually hear them and then see them moving about. But correct that they are a pretty shy bird.
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« Reply #1284 on: April 27, 2015, 06:36:24 pm »
My wife captured some video of this Pileated Woodpecker about a month ago.

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« Reply #1285 on: April 27, 2015, 08:55:14 pm »
Their calls are very distinctive. 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1286 on: April 28, 2015, 08:40:12 am »
Great thread;

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« Reply #1287 on: April 28, 2015, 05:45:49 pm »
Nice video of two beautiful woodpeckers. I see green woodpeckers pretty much everyday just outside here. Last week, I stepped outside and saw one. Then, just as I started driving down the lane, a weasel ran across the road (I probably only see about one a year, usually running across the road!). This seemed a bit suspicious because recently someone took this crazy photograph of the same two species:

 

 

Have you seen it yet? Apparently the woodpecker managed to get away.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1288 on: April 28, 2015, 05:47:46 pm »
Good videos of the pileated woodpecker. i had one in my backyard in town last week though they are a featured species of old growth timber. ;)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1289 on: May 03, 2015, 08:52:14 pm »
We're still waiting for the Ruby Throated HumingBirds to arrive, they're usually here between the 7th & 11th, but thought they'd be a little early this year because of the nice weather.
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« Reply #1290 on: May 04, 2015, 06:30:39 am »
Thanks for the woodpecker video, Bibbyman. I have been trying for years to get a good shot of them… even just bought a better camera !!!!

Last Thursday there was a Chickadee "trapped" in the 3 sided garage attached to my house. It had been flapping up against a window and was too dumb to fly back out the door. So I grabbed it in my hand and put it outside !
Same thing happened to a Junco on Friday ! Also caught in my hand and put outside. Feels pretty cool to have a real live little bird in your hand  :)
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« Reply #1291 on: May 04, 2015, 06:41:30 am »
John.Howard,if that is true,THAT is a picture. And than some.
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« Reply #1292 on: May 04, 2015, 05:42:51 pm »
Chuck, I saw my first hummingbird this afternoon.  They're on the way!   fly_smiley
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« Reply #1293 on: May 04, 2015, 06:16:40 pm »
Had some of these guys in the garden yesterday. They are tiny things, and hyperactive. Hard to photograph as they NEVER stay still. They hunt small insects on the wing, so they don't even fly in a straight line!!!

Anyway, it's sign of winter when they come down from the National Park and start hanging out in town gardens and farmland. They like to follow people and animals around to catch any insects you stir up. When we were winter feeding herds of cattle you might have 5 or 10 of them fluttering around the herd, sitting on cows, and swooping around your knees to grab something you never even saw.

 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1294 on: May 06, 2015, 05:21:33 pm »
Well, I saw the season's first (for this area) Ruby Throated HummingBird about an hour ago.   :)

The little bugger went around and around the house and checked out all 6 of the feeders.

Won't be long and they'll be buzzing everywhere.
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« Reply #1295 on: May 06, 2015, 06:15:37 pm »
thecfarm, the picture is real. They guy took a few but that’s the amazing one. I think he was lucky enough to see a weasel riding a woodpecker but to get a photograph and in focus too is crazy!

There is a robin nesting in the bolt box in the workshop. Made 4 nests in different compartments. The male is bringing her food. She just looks at you if you need to get a bolt. One of them spent pretty much the whole winter in the workshop. They don’t seem bothered by us. We’ll have to buy some more 1/2” nuts!

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« Reply #1296 on: May 06, 2015, 06:24:54 pm »
Story about the weasel riding the woodpecker.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31711446
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« Reply #1297 on: January 28, 2016, 08:27:02 pm »
The red tailed hawk came back that I posted about a year or so ago (or it is another one) so got a few more pictures.



  

 

 

 

 

 


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« Reply #1298 on: January 29, 2016, 06:17:02 am »
That last picture is outstanding!!   :)
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« Reply #1299 on: January 29, 2016, 06:36:47 am »
Nice pictures.
We was going somewheres the other day and looked where we feed the deer. Most times there is at least gray squirrels,crows,small birds eating there among the deer. Not a critter was there.Than Brenda saw the eagle up in the tree. I drove down so she could get a picture. The eagle flew off before she could,but what a sight to see it fly away.
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