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Offline mike89

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those big fellers are fun to watch!!   :happy1:
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we have one hear no and then.....yep there fun to see and big fellers too!!!!!!!

aint had much fer birds lately. :pouty: :pouty:
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Haven't seen a pileated here for many moons. Plenty of red-bellies, downies & hairies tho. Bird activity since the weather changed has been slowed here. Still plenty of chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, blue jays and cardinals. Still too many house sparrows. Rats with wings!  :angry:
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Filled the bird feeders yesterday ahead of the deepest part of the cold snap. I've seen their tracks around the feeders but hadn't caught up to one until this a.m.

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 :smoking: :fudd: rooster stew!! :wowza: :rotflmao:
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It'd be Smurf stew if Mrs. Cheviot caught you shooting one of "her" precious rooster pheasants! You could always shoot the hens I guess... :rotflmao:
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That is great Dotch.  Beautiful birds.  Wish there were more around here.

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That was great HD.  Nice looking rooster.  Do they take off when you go out?

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darn nice looking bird, the tail is very long the way it looks!!  thought I could some in the background too...  they sure have been in the fields around here scratching for feed..   good video!! thanks!!
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That was great HD.  Nice looking rooster.  Do they take off when you go out?
Most of the time, they just run to the tree line and wait till the coast is clear.
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He's a beauty! Do they set up territory to court the ladies like they do here? Looks like we've got one claiming dibs on the yard here already. 
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I know there's other roosters around (cause I see them in the hayfield) but this one is the one that always comes in. Usually he has a few girlfriends with him. The girls are more skidish when it comes to feeding under the bird feeders.
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Good to see a few pheasants made it through our cold snap,yesterday with the temps in the 20's my cardinals were digging the warm snap in central minn,very vocal,sense spring in the air.

Last week at the farm in sodak pheasants (rooster's) were squaring off already,sharptails were coupled up as well.
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Chickadees are doing their "fee-bee" spring call. There are a half dozen keeping the feeders hopping. Also a slowly building population of goldfinches being detected. 
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This morning my cardinals were sure happy,they woke up when the sun started to peek on the eastern horizon,and the chickadee's all day long are busy like dotch called..."fee-bee" very vocal,soon we'll see canada geese migrating in to our state,the blizzard in texas will slow the snow goose migration some,but we're ready to roll when it starts.

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Robins yesterday.

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I think it is going to be an early spring.
Hey look your bobber is up!

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I think it is going to be an early spring.
beginning to think so to.......and our perchapalooza might not happen???????/ :scratch: hope not.
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Bet it will. I sure do like the longer days. Some of my best perch fishing has been in late March when the water is running down the ice holes. Granted I was younger and in much better shape.

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I think it is going to be an early spring.

Oh so your going to listen to silly Robin's who didn't know to fly south over the Ground Hog??  :doah: :doah: :rotflmao:
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No Robins here.
The Pheasants are just starting to get feisty.
The Deer, Rabbits & Squirrels are under the bird feeders a lot.

I haven't had much for Turkeys this winter  :scratch: I wonder where those went?  :Turkey:
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No Robins here.
The Pheasants are just starting to get feisty.
The Deer, Rabbits & Squirrels are under the bird feeders a lot.

I haven't had much for Turkeys this winter  :scratch: I wonder where those went?  :Turkey:
Just yesterday I saw a whole group of like 15 Turkeys walking right in the middle of a busy street in the city of St Anthony, mn. So looks like your birds came down to the cities for the winter!  :rotflmao:
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thinking about it I haven't many turkeys this winter either?..  interesting.
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Turkeys here seem to pick on certain neighbors which is fine with me. They can raise hell with things around their yards from what they tell me. Saw a lone goose doing a flyby yesterday a.m. and this morning during chores we had our first robin. Didn't actually see it but their sound is pretty unmistakable. Plenty of cover, berries and crabapples  so they've got lots of places to hang out.   
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no robins here yet........and with an additional 4-5 inches of snow.......might be a while yet. reminds me maybe i should go and stalk up on some mealworms for when they do arrive.
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I've been living here since 1979 and have just seen a first. Had an owl sitting in the neighbors tree across the street. Gave never seen them in town, up at the cabin Yea.

Have seen plenty of hawks, never an owl.
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If you keep drinking that icky Cold Spring beer, you'll probably see all kinds of stuff!  :rolleyes:
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If you keep drinking that icky Cold Spring beer, you'll probably see all kinds of stuff!  :rolleyes:
Yea that ain't happening. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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