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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #460 on: March 17, 2008, 12:36:03 pm »
This Barred Owl has been hanging around the bird feeders at camp Outback for a couple weeks now... We had a get together Saturday with 10 or so ole class mates for chili and dogs... 4 or 5 of us were able to get in close for some pics...  The weird thing was it would have it's right eye closed or partially opened most of the time,,, it would dive and hit the snow every once in awhile after what we thought was a red squirrel burrowing in the snow....



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« Reply #461 on: March 17, 2008, 04:10:18 pm »
I hope it catches the squirrel and many more, add some mice in there to. :D Owls seems to do that a lot with the eyes. He was winking at ya's. ;D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #462 on: March 18, 2008, 11:43:30 am »
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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That goose would not make as much noise and would look a lot juicer if he was in a dutch oven with some onions and potatoes  :D  :D  :D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #463 on: March 18, 2008, 04:59:11 pm »
Steve..
The fire pit ain't that far away neither. :D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #464 on: March 18, 2008, 08:46:28 pm »
My daughter adopted a two year old cockatiel this morning...I came home from work, and the bird took one look at me and latched on....uh-oh...i think i have been co-opted by a couple ounces of fowl...


little snot is sitting next to me chattering at me and demolishing a cookie...funny..
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« Reply #465 on: March 19, 2008, 05:32:51 am »
Some of those parrot like birds do bond with you, especially if they are acquired when they are young. I seen one that got adopted, it was still a baby growing in it's feathers, and it wouldn't leave it's new owner's side. Be prepared. :D

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« Reply #466 on: March 29, 2008, 08:47:34 pm »
We were down by the fire pit and grill tonight when whip-poor-will wouldn't stop whippin' so I went to get the camera so y'all could hear him. ;D
 I've never seen one in person, just in a book but we do hear them alot.
He shut up about 25 seconds into video. :D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #467 on: April 19, 2008, 01:05:13 pm »
This timber doodle (American woodcock) has been hanging about my cedar tree in the back yard for a couple days. I scared him this morning, and me, as I walked out there and he flushed. He has returned to the same spot. Took the picture out the window. Seems content.


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« Reply #468 on: April 19, 2008, 04:15:26 pm »
He seems to come out from the cedar and feed for awhile, then retreat back in under when his belly is full. It's funny to watch him do his jitter dance. Wish I had a video camera. ;)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #469 on: April 19, 2008, 10:01:23 pm »
Mooseherder,

thanks for the video,I hear that lonesome whip-poor-will,he sounds to blue to fly..
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #470 on: April 20, 2008, 01:23:35 am »
Thanks Paul,
I have not heard him for some time.  He must of found a mate.
We were down there all night and didn't hear a peep.  One gift I bought my wife for her    birthday was a wildlife camera she has been wanting. :D (she got udder stuff)  I have been testing the camera in hopes of capturing a picture of a whip-poor-will. 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #471 on: April 20, 2008, 11:15:01 am »
MH...Did ya cook that goose, or has he just gone away  ???  ???  ???
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #472 on: April 20, 2008, 11:57:08 am »
The goose comes and goes quite frequently.  We definitely know when he's around cause he don't shut up. :D
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« Reply #473 on: April 20, 2008, 12:18:28 pm »
Know what ya saying dere MH cause the goosies are aheadin' north by the bunchs and Soldier Pond has it's fair share  :o
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« Reply #474 on: April 20, 2008, 02:11:23 pm »
We were kayaking up at the lake yesterday and foated up on this.
Can anyone I.D. them?
My first though was geese, but then I realized they seemed a bit bigger than the geese eggs I've seen before.
I'm thinking swans as there are several in that area, but I've never seen a swan's nest up close before.

 

 

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« Reply #475 on: April 20, 2008, 02:57:09 pm »
Yeah, too big for bittern (brown egg) or heron (green egg). They nest out on reeds as well.

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« Reply #476 on: April 20, 2008, 04:41:56 pm »
Can't tell the size from the pic....anything hanging around the nest honkin at ya?    ;D ;D   (that'd be a clue, if'n there was...)  :)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #477 on: April 20, 2008, 08:36:37 pm »
Looks like goose eggs to me. Tomorrow I will risk life and limb and try to get a picture of the eggs under this goose. The goose's nest is only about 20 ft from my sawmill and the sawing does not make her leave the nest.

 
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« Reply #478 on: April 20, 2008, 08:51:04 pm »
Yeah, I wasn't going to get close enough to put anything in for scale. :-\
I do have one pic with a paddle end showing, but it's a ways away from the nest.
I'd say they were 6" long, maybe more.

When we first came out onto the lake from the stream, there were tons of ducks, a handfull of geese and a few white swans over in the direction of the nest.
I was following the shoreline looking for goose nests and this nest jumped out at me.
Nothing was sitting on it and all the birds that were in the area before had moved down the lake as we moved across.
I called the kids over to have a look and then we got out of there.

A little while latter when we were heading back to the stream, I swung over to the nest to try and get a zoomed in close up as you see above as I hadn't taken any before.
Nothing was in the area or on the nest. :-\
It is on a South facing point though, so it was getting lots of sun.


Bob,
At one of my customers has a Live Wall display that my boss and I put plants in Fall before last.
I was there two weeks ago and noticed a goose sitting at the top and another further down the drive.
As I was coming out the drive, they were both walking around the island in the middle of the drive and as I went past, one of them let into the truck. Honking and flapping it's wings trying to scare the truck away, that's when I saw the nest right at the top of the 2' tall Live Wall. :D :D :o
It was raining or I would have gotten a pic.
Thing is, there isn't any water anyplace around, not sure why they picked the middle of a stores entrance drive.
If it's still there next time I go, I'll get a pic. ;) ;)

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« Reply #479 on: April 20, 2008, 09:25:24 pm »
six inches long!  :o  I don't thint they are goose eggs. The goose eggs I have seen are only about 2.5 to 3" long. But I suppose everything is bigger in Michigan, execept the mountains. :D
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