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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #360 on: June 03, 2007, 12:38:12 pm »
Just an update on the baby birds in the bluebird nesting box. Better evidence they are bluebirds, and not something else (per my earlier suspicions).

 

I count 4 for sure, and maybe a 5th one hidden in the feathers.
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« Reply #361 on: June 03, 2007, 12:57:06 pm »
We had a congregation of 4 different birds in the pond at the same time. ;)
The little Blue Heron didn't want his picture taken with the others. :D
 
These Fellers were on the other side of the pond. ;)
 
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« Reply #362 on: June 03, 2007, 02:08:45 pm »
There are 5 in that pic Beenthere. 8)

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« Reply #363 on: June 03, 2007, 11:35:06 pm »
I always wondered what my wife would do with my remains when my time on earth was over. I suppose I know the answer to that question after looking out of the window today.She did say that there were cheaper ways than burial or creamation. :o
 


I hope she called in the buzzards early, I am not ready to go just yet.

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« Reply #364 on: June 04, 2007, 12:01:28 am »
Hang in there, Bob.  We are pulling for you 8).
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« Reply #365 on: June 04, 2007, 01:34:10 pm »
Ive seen buzzards doing that on roof tops and fence poles. I always wondered if they were drying their wings, or cooling down.
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« Reply #366 on: June 18, 2007, 07:55:24 pm »
Mute Swan Family. The yearly mute swan family of Greenfield-Ford Lake.

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« Reply #367 on: June 20, 2007, 08:09:43 pm »
The hawks that nest in the back yard usaly make one but they made two chicks this year. The chicks are flying around and working there parents to theads. They hollar from can to cant and when the parents bring some food the fight is on. The wife is afraid to let the little dog out, im just glad to see them clearing the snakes.
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« Reply #368 on: June 26, 2007, 11:38:09 pm »
As I got ready to go on vacation last week I checked on the second hatching of bluebirds and noticed they were about ready to leave the nest. Well monday morning when I got back I checked the box and there were 5 blue eggs just like the previous pic from the second batch. That was one busy bird last week. She laid in the same nest that was just vacated. That proves that they will lay in the same nest. Most books say to clean out the nest between hatchings. She was probably glad I was gone so she didn't have to rebuild. :D

I can just hear her last time when she saw a perfectly good nest laying on the ground. I know my ears were burning.  :D :D

Any way I will not post pics until the new babies arrive. I bet daddy is ready for a break. :o

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« Reply #369 on: June 27, 2007, 04:00:05 am »
Mom said she saw a couple blue birds eying a birdhouse already occupied by tree swallows. Not very common bird here.

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« Reply #370 on: June 27, 2007, 02:08:25 pm »
Somebody was a knockin' on my door.

I went to the door to see who it was and noticed that it was a bird pecking on the glass.  I don't know what kind it was.  Gael has applied purple decals to the window to help with privacy.  It is flowery looking without having any definition.  I guess it looked like a flower to the bird.  The bird was about the size of my hand and had a long thin bill.  It was semi-hovering at the window, but you could tell that hovering wasn't it's expertise.   I couldn't get much of a picture of it because of the decals.  Sure would like to know what it was.   
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« Reply #371 on: June 27, 2007, 08:06:52 pm »
It was probably just reading the decals ;D.
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« Reply #372 on: June 28, 2007, 01:42:53 am »
Tom,

The bird could have been reading the decals. It had a bird's eye view of them...

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« Reply #373 on: June 28, 2007, 05:07:43 am »
What's on them decals Tom?  ;)

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« Reply #374 on: June 28, 2007, 09:03:03 am »
Are y'all telling me Gael put bumper stickers on my double wide?
I'll have to go out there and look.




Nope, just purple designs.  I can see that there might have been a bit of a reflection.  Maybe he/she was falling in love with himeself.  :D
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« Reply #375 on: June 28, 2007, 10:35:52 am »
I took a couple of photos of birds near our property this week. THe Sandhill cranes are colored about the same as the deer right now. They have chicks but I did not get a photo of any although I tried.  We are starting to get a pretty good population of Turleys as well and maybe some day we will have a season.  We counted 11 gobblers all together in this group through the trees.

 

 
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« Reply #376 on: June 28, 2007, 05:17:31 pm »
Them Sandhills is pretty tasty also..... ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #377 on: June 28, 2007, 05:39:28 pm »
Thats what the old timers say up north. They call em "Sand Turkeys"  they say the big difference is that those drumsticks stick clear out of the roasting pan.  :D

(Not to mention they are protected here  :o)
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« Reply #378 on: June 28, 2007, 05:53:26 pm »
Here is another picture I took coming home. I was sitting there trying to tell that Seagull it was an easy choice.  The people in that vehicle had no idea that seagull was hitching a ride. :)

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« Reply #379 on: June 28, 2007, 06:56:11 pm »
That seagull looks as confused as I would be :D.
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