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Author Topic: Birds in the back yard  (Read 279999 times)

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Offline glenn57

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Lots of bird activity out back this morning. Fiches, chickadees and even a woodpecker!!👍
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Pheasants on parade yesterday. Saw 8, mostly roosters, digging through the garden & trying to pluck off the few remaining nannyberries. Hilarious watching as they got out on the smaller branches & fell out of the trees.
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Later afternoon yesterday & this morning the pheasants were in the crabapple trees. Really tough to get good shots of them as they're so spooky. There's a reason they're survivors.
Time itself is bought and sold, the spreading fear of growing old contains a thousand foolish games that we play. (Neil Young)

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I have a nice raised deer stand that I hunt in when I go to my buddies farm in SW MN.  I can open a window when a deer isn't looking and they don't even know I am there.  The pheasants all fly  away when I even wiggle it.  Much more wary than deers. 

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Living up here in the Falls I really miss Pheasants.    :pouty:
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Well, I'll try to keep you supplied with some pics from time to time. The pheasants like our yard and some of the plantings we've made over the years. They've been sleeping in the evergreen trees lately. About scare the living crap out of me when I accidentally scare them off their roost.

I see the wind blew my bulk sunflower feeder out of the tree last nite along with a lot of other stuff. Poppy & I will have to retrieve and refill it after the Mrs. dr. appt.
« Last Edit: January 01/27/23, 11:51:55 AM by Dotch »
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Offline glenn57

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 :pouty: grouse scare the bejesus outta to up in the Northwoods. Even when your hunting them! :confused:

But then again then buggers flush when you least expect it!🙄
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I need to find a bigger feeder for my sunflower seeds. I wonder if one of those chick watering cans would work? That thing must hold a gallon?
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Dutchy, get one of these!! All metal and plastic. Skurrels proof. A bit more spendy then most but I've had these for I bet over 15 years. You can replace the plastic, i have but it's  not because of bird or skurrels abuse.
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the wishing well???   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

That's what I was wondering...🤔
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Offline roony

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How do ya train them birds to turn the crank?

Offline glenn57

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 :pouty: :moon: :banghead: :banghead: :pouty: :pouty:.it's hard to soar with eagles when you gotta deal with a bunch of turkeys!! :pouty: :doah: :surrender: :surrender:
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Thats ok Glenn, I knew what you was talkin about.
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Offline Bobberineyes

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I can see why them Pheasants are so skiddish tho, imagine getting chased from day one from the air and ground predators.  Then come fall you got guys like me with dogs chasing them more..no thanks don't sign me up for 1 after life..

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The small group of pheasants through the yard this afternoon wasn't as camera shy as others. Think I might've figured out why the ear corn disappears so fast some days... :scratch:

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That's pretty cool to see that rooster actually jumps up on it like that. 

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With all them being corn fed I'd bet they'd taste pretty good!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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These guys (& gals) look really healthy so far. I was surprised to see the one up on the ear corn feeder too. That's where the blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, cardinals & occasionally a nuthatch come to feed. Usually the pheasants perform clean up duties under the feeders. There were 3 back again earlier this morning, 2 roosters & a hen. Guessing it was the same bunch as yesterday.
« Last Edit: January 01/29/23, 11:02:27 AM by Dotch »
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Very nice Dotch.  Good for you to feed them. 

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I really haven't put feed out for the pheasants specifically. Some days they have to share.



« Last Edit: February 02/01/23, 01:52:27 PM by Dotch »
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Them pheasants would be fun to watch.  Think if I lived outside the land of Tar and houses I'd have them fed til they can't fly! Anywho the Rabbits are destroying the bushes out front (we were going to yank em this year anyway) as I took this pic a bunny was getting all it could with bird seed on the ground,  during the day. It looks they leave the greens and chew on the stems.. :confused:

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i dont have bushes at home.......but up at the cabin you can pretty much tell where the snow line was........alot stuff chewed off!!!!!!
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Offline roony

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My favorite invasive species!

Offline Bobberineyes

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I get they need to eat, but we've been here for almost 19 yrs and this is the first year they destroyed them.

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Them pheasants would be fun to watch.  Think if I lived outside the land of Tar and houses I'd have them fed til they can't fly! Anywho the Rabbits are destroying the bushes out front (we were going to yank em this year anyway) as I took this pic a bunny was getting all it could with bird seed on the ground,  during the day. It looks they leave the greens and chew on the stems.. :confused:

They've been terrible here as well. I noticed they were messing with my apple trees. Wrong answer.  :coffee: 
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One year I had Rabbits. Next year I had Hawks and less  Rabbits. Following year I had neither. Rinse & repeat.
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I need to burn some brush piles so the great horned owls can get a better whack at 'em. At least the pheasants are smart enough to roost in the trees. The bunnies not so much.
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Had some corn screenings spilled in the barn so scooped them into a bucket, added some oats & scattered them in the backyard. Put them out yesterday afternoon & took off on some errands. Wife said I wasn't gone a half hour & the pheasants found it. Lots of takers this morning including cardinals, blue jays, juncos, & these roosters.
Time itself is bought and sold, the spreading fear of growing old contains a thousand foolish games that we play. (Neil Young)