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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #440 on: February 08, 2008, 08:18:56 pm »
Great pictures!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #441 on: February 08, 2008, 08:19:55 pm »
We've been getting it a foot at a time lately.  Its settled a lot, but I bet were over 15 foot total for the year. Thats just a guess, but I bet its close.  All these 12's and 8's and 10's and the 4's and 6 inchers all add up.  I'm ready for da thaw and da mud! ;D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #442 on: February 08, 2008, 10:18:05 pm »
I feel sorry for the bird, and for you too, for the snow.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #443 on: February 08, 2008, 10:56:00 pm »
It's a special aura that lets you approach animals. You seem to have it.  I've noticed that I must have it too.  When most people have problems with dogs, they come to me.  I've had chickens and the like stand next to me and let me pick them up.   It's a good feeling.

What happened to your little deer?
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« Reply #444 on: February 09, 2008, 06:39:44 am »
Yeah I get a lot of pine grosbeaks to. They are not real shy like other birds, friendly like chickadees. Even young cedar wax wings can be approached, I fed them cherries from my hand before. You know what they say though, 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.'  ;D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #445 on: February 09, 2008, 09:27:13 am »
Great pictures Jeff. I too have noticed you have a way with animals. Hope your little deer buddy is doing ok.

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« Reply #446 on: February 09, 2008, 09:58:21 am »
I've been concerned about Dizzy.  I hope she found a place for the winter that is taking care of her. We were prepared to do it, but there are areas just to the north that would have better winter thermal cover for her. I hope she found a place that appreciated her visits as much as we did and I will be thrilled if come spring, we see a young doe in the neighborhood.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #447 on: February 09, 2008, 10:39:49 am »
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Notice that Jeff gets pics ...
just to let us know it really happened... ;D ;D
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« Reply #448 on: February 09, 2008, 10:53:34 am »
Yeah but he stuns them first.  ;D

I noticed something today, and them chickadees is some smart for a ball of feathers.


They were picking through the dry cat tail heads and I thought they were eating seeds. Well on close inspection, it was little brown grubs living in the cat tails they were feasting on.

I remember as a kid bringing in old cat tail heads that over wintered, and placing them on the kitchen counter. Then left them unattended, later returned to see those grubs crawling everywhere on the counter.  ::)

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« Reply #449 on: February 09, 2008, 11:23:53 am »
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Now you know where the icefishermen get some of their bait... :) :)
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« Reply #450 on: February 10, 2008, 10:26:55 pm »
I was going to town today and seen a trail of birds that was around 50 feet wide by 3 miles long.
It had to be longest ive ever seen. The birds are migrateing thats for sure. any one else seen any?

I dont know what type. Small black birds is what they were.

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« Reply #451 on: February 10, 2008, 10:37:16 pm »
Please tell us they were going North... ;D ;D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #452 on: February 10, 2008, 10:44:20 pm »
NORTH WEST.

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« Reply #453 on: February 11, 2008, 07:48:39 am »
I won't see any black birds or grackles until late April here. They seem to arrive at the same time here and the red wings are mixed into the grackles and cow birds. Then once they get their wits about them and feed their bellies they go pair off and do there thing. I know when spring arrives when the timber doodles and snipe make their calls and fly in circles around my woodlot along with the sounds of the frogs emerging.





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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #454 on: February 14, 2008, 01:54:38 pm »
I thought things were getting a little quieter around here.  There will shortly be a lot fewer Robins, blackbirds, ducks, geese, yankees, hummingbirds, swallows.. stuff like that. :)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #455 on: February 22, 2008, 06:28:56 pm »
These two were sunning in the oak tree back of our house. Not one bit afraid of us but the fat horse sure kept an eye on them....and vice versa. :D


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« Reply #456 on: February 23, 2008, 09:35:51 am »
Nice one Norm. There are a bunch around here on current river. I love watching them. I heard somewere the was coming off the endanged list. Anyone else heard this?

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« Reply #457 on: February 23, 2008, 11:22:17 am »
When I lived in Prince Rupert, the phone book had a picture of a big sitka spruce with about 30 eagles perched on it. The dumps out there were full of bald eagles and seagulls. Live of course.  ;D

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« Reply #458 on: February 23, 2008, 11:17:31 pm »
I heard somewere the was coming off the endanged list. Anyone else heard this?

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Status:On July 12, 1995, the bald eagle was reclassified from endangered to threatened in the lower 48 states. It remains unlisted in Alaska.


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The bald eagle was delisted from its Threatened status on June 28, 2007 in the lower 48 states. Its primary legal protection was transferred from the Endangered Species Act to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), which also applies to Alaska. "Disturbance" of bald and golden eagles had already been prohibited under the BGEPA. However, since "disturb" had never been defined in this Act, it is being defined to protect both eagle species and their habitats.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #459 on: March 16, 2008, 08:52:44 pm »
This Egyptian Goose hangs around here and does this several times a day.  He had been quacking for 15 minutes before I decided to video.  He hangs around with a different crowd. :D
Q the duck please. ;D
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