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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #660 on: December 28, 2009, 12:06:20 pm »
Ditto! to the cardinals being a favorite. Nice pictures.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #661 on: December 28, 2009, 06:00:19 pm »
Here is another Cardinal. :)


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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #662 on: December 29, 2009, 10:41:34 am »
At our feeder, we have mostly Chickadee's, a few White Breasted Nuthatches, a few Red Breasted Nuthatches and a bunch of Gold Finches!

We used to get a lot of Evening Grossbeaks and Blue Jays.  I put chicken wire over the feeder about 3 years ago and that has pretty-much eliminated the Blue Jays.  Everything else can get through the chicken wire but those Blue Jays have a hard time of it!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #663 on: January 03, 2010, 11:41:16 am »
An Osprey showed up this morning making a kyew, kyew, kyew racket.
He is perched on a Australian Pine branch that sweeps over the pond area.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #664 on: January 03, 2010, 12:26:08 pm »
Here is a short video of the Osprey leaving.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #665 on: January 18, 2010, 05:28:44 am »
On Friday I was inspecting some new area I am taking over at work in the north of the state and while I was walking along a creek I heard some deep thumping noises when I got up from the creek I found this pair. Its rough hilly country which isn't normally indicative of emu habitat, I am used to coming across them out west on the flat country.





 

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #666 on: January 18, 2010, 06:39:39 am »
Nice looking birds.

Not to color your post in a negative tone. But, they also remind me of a fellow who was going to get rich growing emu for meat. :D Kinda like one of them deals you get emails about. The guy selling the emu's to the fellow that got sucked in, is the guy making the profits.  ;D  Anyway, his emu's got away into the woods and never seen again.  :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #667 on: January 18, 2010, 01:56:24 pm »
We had a neightbor about a mile away that did the "emu" thing and got stuck the same way. He got tired of feeding them and turned them loose. A few of them made it over to our neck of the woods. At first they were a novelty to see until they started chasing the kids. We don't have any emu problems any more.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #668 on: June 08, 2010, 06:35:38 pm »
My wife set up the Feeder with some sugar water for da HummingBirds.
They were around before the feeder went up. :)
I love HummingBirds.
There was quite a few of them coming to it everyday.
She caught me sharpening da saw in da Bird video. ;D
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« Reply #669 on: June 20, 2010, 06:35:35 am »
It seems waay too peaceful there   :D  :D

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« Reply #670 on: June 20, 2010, 10:07:40 am »
The other day I heard this bird and others of it's kind around me making chatter. Turns out they are brown thrashers as I got a good look at one singing. I'm going to call them northern parrots from now on with all the weird noises they make. :D  Then this morning one of those alien sounding bitterns down in the wetlands, they don't even sound like a bird. :D

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« Reply #671 on: June 22, 2010, 10:58:43 pm »
Wood thrushes back...best singers bar none........had a rare Louisiana Water Thrush on deck....pink legs....bobs tail constantly...fudge ripple breast like the wood...2nd summer he's showed up

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #672 on: June 23, 2010, 10:37:54 pm »
I remember my dad had a pair of Emu's in a big pen. He got a call from work one day from the elementary school behind our property through the woods saying his Emu's were at the school chasing the kids around the playground. :D. And guess who got to corral them back to the pen? Watch out for those big toe nails!!!  >:(
 I had forgotten about that until this post. Now I can hear the never ending drumming sound again. :)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #673 on: June 24, 2010, 08:33:31 pm »
 



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The three swallow houses have a hinged side with a latch.  They are on pulleys so they can be lowered to the ground and cleaned out after the nesting is finished.  Each box will hold 14 nesting pairs.  These swallows were very active even though a storm had just passed.

The line you see is clothesline which runs from the porch on the house to the roof of the barn.  Pulleys are used there as well.  


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« Reply #674 on: June 25, 2010, 02:49:48 am »
What kind of swallows? Tree swallows here will not nest in colonies they get very upset. And barn swallows probably would, but they are scarce here since the freeze up in May 1996 that about wiped them out around here. The hydro wires where always lined with them in migration periods, hundreds. Also, there are not as many barns around for them to nest in, but just the same they would also nest in eves of old houses and build over window sills. Had one once in awhile nest over a light by the door, it was like going and checking for the mail when they were nesting, watching them hatch. :D

There are a lot of bugs them swallows down eat as well. As far as pest flies, bats eat way more.

I've never seen a bank swallow in years, they would nest in the sandy loam on a farm along the Nashwaak River where we used to fish salmon. They were swarming like mosquitoes. When the mayflies were out it was feast time.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #675 on: June 25, 2010, 07:41:02 am »
They are Purple Martins and they're a lot prettier (and a lot less messy) than bats.  They really don't compete for the same insects that a bat will eat (such as mosquito's) because they are daylight hunters. 

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« Reply #676 on: June 25, 2010, 08:11:56 am »
I just smiles at something that I love to hear.  :)

Every morning and evening I get to smile at something fairly unique to the north.  Our house is right under the flyway for loons going from their nesting lake to a feeding lake, and they announce their trip to us each time they go over head.   
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« Reply #677 on: June 25, 2010, 08:43:49 am »
We just put up a new board & post fence along the South side of our yard.

I made some new birdhouses (for tree swallows & bluebirds) and mounted one on every third post in the line.

Ten birdhouses in all on the fence.  Then we put some around other places in the yard.

The new fence is along a flowing ditch and on the other side of the ditch is my brothers hay fields (80 acres), so, lots of bugs.

We can sit outside most nights and not be bothered with bugs.

Yesterday I timed a mom & dad Tree Swallow, and they would come in to feed the little ones every 3-4 minutes, all day long.

Makes one wonder just how many bugs they catch in a days time.
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« Reply #678 on: June 25, 2010, 01:38:21 pm »
Roxie we don't get many martins here. If you put a nest box up the tree swallows will take over and drive anything else off. We've tried here for 30 years.

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« Reply #679 on: June 25, 2010, 01:51:06 pm »
We don't hear loons handy to where I live. Our county only has one lake of significant size on the map, Williamstown Lake 10 miles to the south, the rest are ponds. It's about 5 miles long and 2 miles wide. Three or 4 small lakes are on the county line, with York County.

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