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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #180 on: October 05, 2018, 11:06:57 AM »
Nah, the birds eventually give up when it gets cold enuff. Mrs. Cheviot is always interested in my meat when I grill which is year round!  :surrender:
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #181 on: October 05, 2018, 11:10:47 AM »
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #182 on: October 05, 2018, 11:21:30 AM »
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #183 on: October 06, 2018, 08:04:41 AM »
Still one hummingbird on the nectar feeder this a.m. The latest we've recorded them at our place is Oct. 9th. It's just plain raw outside today. Right now it's 44, cloudy, damp, with breezes gusting to 20 mph. I bet they'd like to come in the house to warm up!  :azn: 
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #184 on: October 06, 2018, 08:10:46 AM »
That's all you need....hummers buzzing around inside. Might be fun for Ruby, though!   :doah:

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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #185 on: October 07, 2018, 01:48:32 PM »
Anyone got any ideas what made this nest? My guess is a hummingbird. Found it cutting lawn under the pine tree. Had 3 eggs, a lite blueish, green color. 1 looked to be hatched 2 didn't.
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #186 on: October 07, 2018, 02:27:26 PM »
looks like it could be..
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #187 on: October 07, 2018, 02:28:47 PM »
How big is it across? Is it really small?

Robins have blueish to green eggs....  :scratch:
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #188 on: October 07, 2018, 02:30:44 PM »
I've heard that hummers nests are smaller than a shot glass. Some people we knew had a nest out on the end of a thin branch that whipped around in the wind and was in plain site.  I didn't see it though.

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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #189 on: October 07, 2018, 04:14:38 PM »
How big is it across? Is it really small?

Robins have blueish to green eggs....  :scratch:
yea it's as big and round as the opening of q coffee cup opening. I've seen plenty of Robin nest not that. This one is made of really fine material.
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #190 on: October 07, 2018, 05:33:58 PM »
Looks like a chipping sparrow nest. We have lots of them here.
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #191 on: October 08, 2018, 06:20:01 AM »
Looks like a chipping sparrow nest. We have lots of them here.
:happy1: thanks Dotch, see plenty of them here at the feeder's!
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #192 on: October 08, 2018, 08:37:02 AM »
Saw my first blue bird in the back yard yesterday!

There was a "plethora" of different birds flitting through the yard yesterday - wrens or warblers or finches - on the move, only perching for a moment or two before moving on.  I wasn't able to identify all of them, but there was definitely at least two blue birds among them.

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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #193 on: October 08, 2018, 08:53:51 AM »
Saw my first blue bird in the back yard yesterday!

There was a "plethora" of different birds flitting through the yard yesterday - wrens or warblers or finches - on the move, only perching for a moment or two before moving on.  I wasn't able to identify all of them, but there was definitely at least two blue birds among them.
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #194 on: October 08, 2018, 10:31:17 AM »
There were some bluebirds over at the neighbor's pasture as of last week. Guessing they're migrating thru, not the locals that spent the summer there. Lots of warblers moving thru but no time to figure out who they are. Alas, I think the hummers have departed. Didn't see any yesterday or this a.m. Can't say as I blame them. Costa Rica sounds pretty nice right about now.  :happy1: 
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #195 on: January 27, 2019, 09:19:36 AM »
Pheasants are starting to show up...
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #196 on: January 27, 2019, 09:30:51 AM »
Sweet!! :happy1: HD's wildlife zoo. :rotflmao:
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #197 on: January 27, 2019, 11:12:01 AM »
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #198 on: January 27, 2019, 11:36:12 AM »
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #199 on: January 27, 2019, 11:38:46 AM »
Sweet!! :happy1: HD's wildlife zoo. :rotflmao:

It is a zoo....18 flipp'n squirrels.....
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #200 on: January 27, 2019, 11:42:07 AM »
Just lookin' for that big nut!!!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: Break out the box of Skwirrel Helper!
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #201 on: January 27, 2019, 12:28:44 PM »
that season is still open isn't it??  we have lots of them too!!  grey's mostly some fox and a few black one's!!! 
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #202 on: January 27, 2019, 01:04:13 PM »
Sweet!! :happy1: HD's wildlife zoo. :rotflmao:

It is a zoo....18 flipp'n squirrels.....
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #203 on: January 27, 2019, 03:44:31 PM »
Wow! That's a lot of tree rats. Mostly grays it appears? Nice to see as many hen pheasants as that too. A bunch of them, mainly roosters sleeping in the evergreens at nite here.
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #204 on: March 10, 2019, 08:55:49 AM »
A few from this morning...
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #205 on: March 10, 2019, 09:12:24 AM »
good pic's HD...  the other day I saw a big lump of snow in a spot there should not have been, I looked closer and it was a snow owl!!!  really cool to see!!!

it was perched on as telephone pole...
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #206 on: March 10, 2019, 09:44:39 AM »
good pic's HD...  the other day I saw a big lump of snow in a spot there should not have been, I looked closer and it was a snow owl!!!  really cool to see!!!

it was perched on as telephone pole...

Ya, I saw one on my gutter yesterday....  :rotflmao:
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #207 on: March 10, 2019, 10:04:55 AM »
Nice shots HD! Good to see the pheasants are looking good. 10 hens here yesterday with no roosters, eating corn and moving on through to better cover. This a.m. a couple roosters. Feeders need refilling here but I've gotta fix one of the bindings on my snowshoes in order to do it. One of my friends has made some snowy owl sightings west of town here.
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #208 on: March 14, 2019, 12:20:51 PM »
Got a question. We received some bags of whole flax seed at work and I was wondering if this stuff would be OK to fill my bird feeder with in the back yard? If it will be bad for the birds I'll probally donate it to the food self or something.
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Re: Birds in the back yard
« Reply #209 on: March 14, 2019, 12:31:33 PM »
From what I read flaxseed is used as a filler in dome bird foods and birds will generally go for more preferred seeds. I'd donate it to the food shelf or bear bait.
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