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Author Topic: Birds in the back yard  (Read 317216 times)

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Offline roony

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Are you sure they're not wrens?

Offline mike89

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a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Had to go a little redneck on the robins this year. For some reason, they have been trying to nest on the lights under the porch....

G gave me some dove decoys that the wings spin.... They did the trick  :rotflmao:
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Offline glenn57

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 :pouty: without really knowing what the hell, walking to the house i got bombed by a robin. then i noticed a baby laying in my landscape rock.  i left it alone not sure what was going to happen. later i found another in the grass. well.......now i buried them they were dead.  :doah: bummer.

i got f@$%^&* starlings cleaning out my mealworm feeder.  :angry2: :confused: not even the wrens chase them away!!! :rotflmao: taking it down for a while!!!! :pouty:
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I hope there's a special place in hell for those fools who brought house sparrows and starlings over here then released them.  :mad1:
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We slowed down on the Bird feeding, one because we are infested with grackles and redwings... and bears... so no more suet till winter....

https://youtu.be/txoaNzDRnjM?feature=shared
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We slowed down on the Bird feeding, one because we are infested with grackles and redwings... and bears... so no more suet till winter....

https://youtu.be/txoaNzDRnjM?feature=shared

future bear dinner!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
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Offline LPS

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Great video HD.  I need to figure out how to do the youtube thing.

Offline glenn57

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datz a really big skurrel!!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Orioles and just about everything else eating the jelly these days. Still have a fair number of goldfinches on the thistle feeders. Because of the goldfinch's diet, almost strictly seeds including to their young, they'll starve young cowbirds out of their nest because they can't survive on seeds. 
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Orioles and just about everything else eating the jelly these days. Still have a fair number of goldfinches on the thistle feeders. Because of the goldfinch's diet, almost strictly seeds including to their young, they'll starve young cowbirds out of their nest because they can't survive on seeds.
i noticed that as well.......but i dont go through alot of thistle seeds.....just dont have many goldfinches.

did notice those starlings like to stop by to check if the mealworm feeder is back........sucks to be them!!!!!  :tut: :rotflmao:

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These two came out in the front yard yesterday afternoon. I magnified as much as I could but they’re still kinda hard to see. Plus I had to keep the dog from seeing them and taking off.
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I bought these from Menards and posted them on the side of the Gnome garden.... not sure what they are, but the hummingbird's love them....I only payed $5 per hanging pot, so I thought it was a good buy.

Any idea what type of flower? They weren't marked, so I have no idea...
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i'm no where near a flower expert........maybe begonia's????!
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Offline LPS

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I have seen them before.  Pretty flowers.  $5 heck of a deal.  They are kind of like a petunia.
« Last Edit: July 07/02/24, 04:48:23 PM by LPS »

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Had a hawk grab a bird at our suet feeder. I'm not sure what bird it was it all happened so fast. Hope it wasn't the red headed woodpecker.

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Darn that would be a shame. 

Offline mike89

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Catalina® Midnight Blue Torenia

just a guess
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Think ya nailed it mikey. I was gonna phone a friend but ya beat me to it. Kinda nice plants the way it looks. Can tolerate partial shade. Think it's the same plant the wife replaced the portulaca that the bunnies devoured with. :happy1:

https://gardenerspath.com/plants/flowers/grow-torenia/
« Last Edit: July 07/02/24, 07:29:05 PM by Dotch »
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Haven't seen Orioles in about 2 weeks, so when this jar of jelly is gone, nothing the juice and jelly feeders are coming down and wasp traps are going up
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We get a lot of Orioles at the cabin, just few around here. But I'm filling these feeders daily with all the other birds ( too many kinds to list) that I'm surprised they can still fly they chow so much. Although a Coopers Hawk dropped by today, not a bird to be seen for a spell.

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So on Sunday morning I seen a redhead wood pecker in our bird feeder. Been a couple of years. We use to have a pair of them here for 6-7 years and they would bring their babies to the feeder later in the summer. Well, that pair loved the oranges I would put out. One of them would rap on the top of the bird feeder in the morning until I brought out a new orange half for them. Had me trained I guess. So I picked a orange Monday. The redhead was back last night again. It went for the grape jelly. Not sure if it is into the orange yet. Hoping it sticks around.
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I haven't seen one of them in years.  How cool to see one JB.  You and Roony have all the red headed woodpeckers.  Would love to even see a pic of them.

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Neighbor has a Pileated woodpecker visit regularly over there, but I haven't seen him here. One year we had a pair of em. :cool:
Life............. what happens while your making other plans. John Lennon

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They are fun.  We have them here but haven't seen on for a few weeks.  I like their noises. 

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The Redhead has been here every day now for the last week. Sure like the grape jelly. Have been trying to get a picture, but takes off before I can.
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Finally got around to cleaning out the hummingbird feeders after letting them go a lot longer than I normally do. Pretty disgusting but I ran them thru a deep clean so hopefully that'll hold them for the week. When it was raining all the time, it kept the ant moats full of water and they stayed pretty clean. Tough to keep up on the jelly too. With all the various species feeding on it these days they can blow thru more than 2 qts. a week here. 
Time itself is bought and sold, the spreading fear of growing old contains a thousand foolish games that we play. (Neil Young)