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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #860 on: June 08, 2011, 10:39:36 pm »
I have never had BBQ peacock  :).
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #861 on: June 08, 2011, 10:50:23 pm »
Yep, let us know how that one cooks up on the grill.

Might be real good too, and maybe a steady supply that will keep coming. :)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #862 on: June 09, 2011, 04:39:14 am »
Do they release them to the wild down there, like they release pheasants up here?

He knows where the grub is at. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #863 on: June 09, 2011, 05:33:07 am »
Probably taste like wild turkey. :D
We usually hear them down the street but that was the first time one hung out here.
He was used to humans.  I had enough of him when he jumped up on the side bricks.
I have seen some local news stories in the past where they have been considered a nusiance and neighbors wanted them gone but I think they may be protected.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #864 on: June 09, 2011, 06:31:23 am »
Wouldn't that just be the pits?  Here you have an invasive species, feral in the wild, and some bureaucrat put it on the endangered species list?   Go figger.

We have them, now and again, in this community and they sound like a woman in dire need of assistance.  For some reason they don't last too long after their "pet" classification becomes old hat. :-\

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #865 on: June 13, 2011, 10:27:15 pm »
Saw the "chat dance" today. Yellow-breasted chats do a courtship flight with with fast but short wing beats and legs dangling, and is just hilarious to watch. Also saw orchard and northern orioles, yellow-billed cuckoo, sharpshinned hawk, eastern kingbird and my first purple martins of the year. A banner day!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #866 on: June 14, 2011, 10:22:08 am »
I just got back from vacation and as I was filling the bird feeders this morning I noticed that a pair of Bluebirds have nested in the new house I put away from everything else   8) 8)

We have not had a successful nesting nesting in the 11 years I have been here.

Thanks Doc for the advise. It seems to have worked great!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #867 on: June 14, 2011, 01:14:02 pm »
miking-  I want to live in your back yard.  You see some great birds!

Burlkraft - Glad the advice was productive.  Wait for them to leave the nest and immediately clean out the box.  Sometimes they build nest upon nest, filling the box.   When it gets too full, they just stop using the box.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #868 on: June 14, 2011, 07:10:39 pm »
miking-  I want to live in your back yard.  You see some great birds!

Ha ha, I cheat. My work is in natural areas restoration and management and I get to spend all day in some high quality birding areas. Never hurts to keep your eyes peeled all the time though, with some binos close by.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #869 on: June 14, 2011, 07:14:08 pm »
I haven't heard any bitterns this spring, but I was not out on the woodlot that early, and when I was, I was sawing. Usually hear them every spring, weird sounding bird.

The deer flies are something fierce right now, do they count as birds? :D

They just completed a 4 year bird study here for the breeding bird atlas of the Maritimes. I signed up for it, but was too busy to participate. I get the news letters.

I think our barn swallows are starting to recover just from the numbers I am beginning to see. They have a ways to go though. They used to be thick for decades around here, then a cold spring wiped them out with snow and cold for several days in May. It wasn't disease, they starved. Those that didn't observe this event were just guessing at the cause.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #870 on: June 14, 2011, 11:06:26 pm »
It's funny you brought up bitterns. I *may* have heard one the other day deep in some cattails. I never saw anything despite watching a long while through my binos, but the red wing blackbirds were mobbing something in there and once I heard something pushing aside the dense vegetation. A few times too I heard the deep "galoomp" sound they make from in there but it was only a single note and not the characteristic pattern of theirs. Could have been a lot of things and I guess I'll never know ...
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #871 on: June 15, 2011, 07:21:43 am »
I saw one of those a few weeks back. I had to look it up to see what it was. Never seen one before.This was down by the brook and meadow.
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« Reply #872 on: June 15, 2011, 07:51:38 am »
This is a great time of year for bird watching in our area. So many that we only see for a very short time as they migrate through. I think we may finally have bald eagles nesting along our crick line. It's too weedy and buggy for anyone to be in the area so I'm hoping the eagles I've seen lately are nesting there.

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« Reply #873 on: June 15, 2011, 12:47:02 pm »
Boblinks seem to be more plentiful this year. The trouble with them is no one grows timothy hay much on these big farms. Just short crops like clover and other grasses that they cut for silage. They have to have tall grasses. They sound like they have short circuited when singing.  :)  Lots of red wings out near the beaver ponds these days. Might even be the odd rusty black bird to.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #874 on: June 28, 2011, 07:09:54 pm »
At long last, a pair of eastern bluebirds have begun nesting in our yard bird box this last couple of weeks! I was showing the bird box to our 5yr. old grandson when out flew the female, I had no clue the birds were there. First ever. ;D

Eagles are back fishing the pond morning and evening, when will they bring out their fledglings? Last year seems was late July.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #875 on: June 28, 2011, 09:04:51 pm »
Having lunch break in my car and catching up on the Forestry Forum when this Egret came by for a visit. :)


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« Reply #876 on: June 29, 2011, 06:34:35 am »
That must have been a Watch Egret bent on keeping you from trespassing  ;D.
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« Reply #877 on: June 29, 2011, 02:31:19 pm »
He also didn't want to leave the comfort of my car as I was driving off. :D
I'll post a link of video with him riding on my hood when I get home later.
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« Reply #878 on: June 29, 2011, 05:01:45 pm »
Egret Take Off.

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« Reply #879 on: June 29, 2011, 05:25:19 pm »
That must be the new model Boeing is working on. :D ;)

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