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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #300 on: April 22, 2007, 05:47:45 pm »
Diameter of the hole makes a difference to and I don't remember the proper diameter.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #301 on: April 22, 2007, 10:15:42 pm »
I visited our property this weekend and took a few pictures. I discovered this timberdoodle (woodcock) doing his dance in the cabin driveway when I returned from putting up an automatic feeder on our property.



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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #302 on: April 22, 2007, 10:19:52 pm »
He looks cold.   :D
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« Reply #303 on: April 22, 2007, 10:45:54 pm »
I think hes a star....

Here is his video. ;D

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« Reply #304 on: April 22, 2007, 11:08:32 pm »
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #305 on: April 22, 2007, 11:17:22 pm »
Great Video :D
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« Reply #306 on: April 23, 2007, 06:11:26 am »
 8) 8)  Thanks for the Timber Doodle dance!   :D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #307 on: April 23, 2007, 08:31:50 am »
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #308 on: April 23, 2007, 09:38:56 am »
That's funny....Michael Jackson's got nothing on that little guy. :D

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« Reply #309 on: April 23, 2007, 03:02:54 pm »
Yes, I've been seeing the woodcock this past week in the woods. It's funny, there could be a small patch of bare ground and those things will be sitting in it with a cover of hardwoods or alders. Darn near step on them. They make the weirdest mating calls I ever heard when flying straight up in the sky and making almost 90 degree turns. Been seeing a lot of snipe to. Today, the plantation I was marking out had 3 or 4 pairs, seemed to always be in pairs. Seen a moose, a grouse and a deer as well. Yesterday seen where a bear was rolling in the snow with the cubs and looked like they was wrestling and pulling out hair in little chunks. I got one guy petrified of bears, I'll put him in that block.  :D :D :D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #310 on: April 28, 2007, 05:22:38 am »
Cfarm, We have the eastern down here as well. I have a batch about ready to fly too. I will try to get a picture today of them im the box. Maybe catch the male on top. I am seeing a increase in the amount of bluebirds. I guess all us boys with bb guns being threatened with bodily harm when I was young sure helped the population. The law still applies for my stepson and nephews and cousins. :D
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« Reply #311 on: April 28, 2007, 08:42:15 am »
Hope dis Stork is fer someone else. ;D
 
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« Reply #312 on: April 28, 2007, 01:51:17 pm »
I got a picture of the baby bluebirds today, but did not have time to get mom and dad to trust me enough to get a good pic of them. It won't be long and they will fly and we can start all over

I might try to get the parents use to getting meal worms out of a feeder and then they will be ok with me being close enough for pics.   

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #313 on: April 28, 2007, 02:17:45 pm »
Funny how the babies fit so tight in the tiny nest.  :) Never seen blue birds here, other than blue jays and northern perulas.

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« Reply #314 on: April 28, 2007, 06:24:27 pm »
There are four babies in there. That is the usual number of eggs they lay. I look for these to be gone by the end of next week. I'll clean out the box and they will probably nest two more times this summer.

They sure was trying to keep a low profile when I was snapping that picture. :D 

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« Reply #315 on: April 29, 2007, 08:37:48 am »
Great pictures guys, I've never seen a stork before but we have bluebirds here. Yesterday I saw the first ones this year, seems we have some that are migrating through and then later we get the ones that stay and nest all year. While raising their young they are great for keeping the bugs down. They'll sit on the overhead service waiting for something to show up on the gravel road underneath and then swoop down to get it. One of my favorite birds.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #316 on: May 06, 2007, 10:53:21 am »
Mid morning yesterday, sitting on the tractor and tilling the garden, looked out across my lawn/pasture and here is a little mallard hen with a dozen ducklings behind her, struggling through the needs-to-be-mowed grass.  At that point she is nearly 100 yards from any water but must have been moving them from one creek to another.
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« Reply #317 on: May 06, 2007, 11:51:39 am »
I visited our property this weekend and took a few pictures. I discovered this timberdoodle (woodcock) doing his dance in the cabin driveway when I returned from putting up an automatic feeder on our property.

Found a nest of 4 eggs on Friday, almost stepped on the new family.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #318 on: May 06, 2007, 12:24:35 pm »
As predicted my baby bluebirds flew the coop this week. I cleaned out the old nest Fri. and I noticed this morning as I sat on the front porch enjoying a cup of coffee that they are busy building a new nest. I will try to get pics as the family progresses from start to finish.

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« Reply #319 on: May 06, 2007, 12:31:40 pm »
There is a porch overhanging my entrance and the swallows have nested behind a loose ceiling panel. The little ones really kicked up a fuss when I walked under it a few minutes ago,  ;D must have thought the parents were returning with dinner.
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