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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1320 on: April 18, 2016, 07:30:52 pm »
Dude was a little camera shy.

He knows Glenn likes to cook.  :D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1321 on: April 21, 2016, 10:17:27 pm »
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1322 on: April 26, 2016, 12:52:24 pm »
Is this early or what? Just curious. :)
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Eastern Blue Birds Arrived
« Reply #1323 on: May 01, 2016, 07:57:26 am »
Just now we have our first blue birds for the year. Both male and female have arrived to this nest box.






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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1324 on: May 01, 2016, 08:07:52 am »
I've had a cardnal beating his face into my dining room window for the past several days now, man does that get annoying. Foxes and hawks just ate all the baby geese around my ponds, there one day and gone the next. Sad really, I enjoy watching the baby geese grow up and leave the nest.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1325 on: May 01, 2016, 08:18:22 am »
Nice pictures swampdonkey.
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Re: BIRDS - White robin in WV
« Reply #1326 on: May 05, 2016, 11:48:57 am »
   Saw our community white robin today. David, our neighbor saw my wife in our local hardware store 3 years ago and said "Oh, you're a photographer. I've been looking for one." My wife is a free lance photographer with pictures from all over the world from our travels. David said he had a white robin hanging around his place and had the biologist from one of our big local state parks verify it. David told Becky about the bird and when we returned we stopped and spotted it. Over the next several days she got several good pictures of it, the best being it feeding on wild grapes in a big sycamore tree. That was in the late summer or early Fall. Becky printed David an 8X10 and he showed it all over town.

   We saw David a few weeks ago and he said the bird has been coming back every year. I saw it fly past as I drove by so turned around and went back. Stopped and he came back pretty soon and lit on the power line then pitched down in a fresh plowed garden plot. he hopped around in typical robin fashion. I called Becky and let her know where he was but she could not come back and get more shots but may in the next few days. The robin must have a nest nearby. The first time I saw it fly by it looked like it had a twig in her beak.

   Its not a true albino with pink eyes and complete white body. It has a few black feathers and such. I am surprised it has lived this long and returned to the same place but it is neat to see it.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1327 on: May 07, 2016, 05:35:02 pm »
More "blue" birds. This time a nesting pair of blue jays in a mixed row of spruce and pine in the yard. Sitting in a yellow birch.


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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1328 on: May 11, 2016, 09:05:26 am »
Had a little wild kingdom action while milling mesquite. A family of horned owls was fledging and a raven and a red tailed hawk decided a little owl veal would make a nice afternoon snack. Wasn't able to get the dive bomb passes in a photo, but here is mom with 2 of the three babies huddling next to her.

 
Mom was a good fighter, and the hungrys eventually gave up...
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1329 on: May 11, 2016, 10:41:35 am »
Nice pic, rare scene to catch on film.

We have a few Humming Birds back from their Southern vacation!

They'll never learn not to fight!  They're very territorial.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1330 on: May 11, 2016, 03:08:59 pm »
I was about 10 feet today within a black duck nest with a ribboned line. I marked it with a safety ribbon for anyone coming upon it with a brush saw. They will probably be hatched and waddled down to the beaver pond before the place gets thinned.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1331 on: May 12, 2016, 11:11:33 am »
Saw a pair of mallards and a pair of teal on one of our pasture dams the other day so hopefully they've started nesting there and hang around, I enjoy watching the little ones through the summer.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1332 on: May 12, 2016, 02:37:04 pm »
I also noticed yesterday that some of the Barn Swallows are back, they're a little early!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1333 on: May 12, 2016, 02:42:15 pm »
We don't get many barn swallows any more. But the tree swallows have been around for almost 3 weeks now. We have a couple nest boxes in the yard, and 4 pairs of swallows fighting for one, the other occupied by blue birds.  ;D

Generally, we kept track of the barn swallows when they were in large numbers, up until 1996 when they died off from unusually cold late May weather. They would arrive around May 20.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1334 on: May 12, 2016, 05:36:50 pm »
Rose breasted grosbeak. Haven't seen one for a couple years.
 

 
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1335 on: May 12, 2016, 05:58:52 pm »
Not many of them around for sure. Nice birds. I see a few, not many, mosty hear them. They kind of sound robin-like. The first time I noticed them was on the woodlot a few years ago. Never noticed them before.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1336 on: May 14, 2016, 07:10:26 am »
We have several pairs of Rose Breasted GrossBeaks here.

They are everyday visitors to our window feeder box to get their dose of blackoil Sunflower seeds!

We used to have lots of Evening GrossBeaks, but since we started having milder winters in this area, we rarely see them anymore!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1337 on: January 01, 2017, 06:27:32 pm »
We have been seeing a cardinal at the feeder, Well the platform one,just about a foot square,flat. First one here. I know others get them about 10 miles from me.
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« Reply #1338 on: January 02, 2017, 05:02:02 am »
We have them here year around, but they are very few, not like flocks of robins.  ;D :D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1339 on: January 02, 2017, 11:10:09 am »
We've moved back into the city but have a green belt and creek that runs through the development.  A week or so ago I had a barred owl wake me up about 4:00AM in the morning.  Then last night had two of them hooting, just after 4:00AM.  Have never heard two of them together like that before, even when living in the woods.  Have heard that it is how they define their territory so unusual to hear two of them.
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