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Author Topic: Birds in the back yard  (Read 305855 times)

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Online Jerkbiat

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Seems like it.  They don't give out as many hunting permits as they used to.
Nope. Takes 5 years to draw up here now. We had a bear in the yard Sunday night. Seen him on the camera. Walked right over to the bird feeder. Still surprised he left it alone.
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No bears here... yet! Put feeders out Thursday when I got Herr, within 5 minutes had Orioles going goofy. Seeing some hummers and a pair of red breasted grosebeak. Driving into the cabin had a scarlet tanager. Haven't seen it since. :doah:
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dragonflies are out!!! 
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As we sat on the deck last night the wife got bit by a mosquito. 

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Had a skeet land on my hand this morning early, never got bit though.
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They come out here after dark now. Aggressive altho not thick yet like in Canada ~ mid-July. Been hearing them but hadn't seen a toad until this morning. Great big one down by the barn. Guessing it might be one that hangs out down there to cash in on the flies.
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the Minnesota bird!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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two orioles here at the hummer feeders.   :happy1:

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Ya, the Orioles are busy her this morning too.
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While filling birdfeeders, I see the wrens are building a nest in the cheapy gas grill I rarely use. WWRD?  :scratch: :rotflmao:
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Saw a pair of Red Headed Woodpeckers just now. They must be nesting here someplace. Hope the wrens don't get them.

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It never fails to amaze me how perceptive birds are. They notice the new grape jelly and other feed almost as soon as you put it out. Their eyesight is incredible.
 

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Still have one junco that must not have got the memo. When they fly, they have the distinctive white border on both sides of the tail. Noticed it yesterday & got close enough to positively ID it this a.m.
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Hummingbirds are bat sh!t crazy up here. Haven't seen the Orioles for a few days,  :pouty: don't have a feeder to accommodate them.  Have 3 pair of red breastfed grosbeaks.
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The Humming birds were crazy up on Bowstring this weekend too. Almost hit my buddy in the head a couple times while sitting on the deck.

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Pretty crazy,  I mean lime there's like 5 hummingbirds feeders out,  doing up the dishes I had 7 hoovering around the same one! :crazy: :rotflmao:

Kinda like Gunner55 and  John at Inger !! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :surrender: :rotflmao:
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Well you don't want to be last  :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Good friggin gawd... :confused: :crazy: the hummingbirds are crazy up here.. 5 feeders out and I'm filling at leastv1 a day.    :doofus:  it's like the first of the  month at the welfare line! :shocked:
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  :cry:          :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:
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Have an oriole going at it on our suet cake.  Must need more grape jelly. 

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I need to refill the hummingbird feeder again. When the wind whips off of the lake it shakes it empty. And put out more jelly.
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Got a hen turkey that has been pecking away under the feeders. I threw an ear of corn there and she really goes after that!

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Stumbled across 40# of black oil sunflower for $14.99 at FF yesterday. Cardinal has been singing his heart out every day so didn't want to run out. Orioles can sing but nothin' like this dude.
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Had a bird about the size of the orioles but it was brown/grey body and had a crimson colored head. The female had a darker color and the head seemed black almost, didn't get a real good look at them. Can't recall seeing them before and they were on the jelly feeder. Anyone have an idea what it might have been?

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Could they be cowbirds?  We had a wren sitting on the new deck addition railing the other day.  Was thinking of you Roony.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  It may have a nest in the pellet heater exhaust tube again.

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I was thinking possibly cowbird too Barry. Sometimes the way the light catches their feathers, especially on a sunny day, they look different.
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I just had what I think was a dingy looking female oriole just going to town on the suet feeder.  Hung around for a few minutes too.  I don't think I have ever seen an oriole on it before.  ???

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I got another look at it yesterday, I think it was just a house finch. I dismissed the idea of it being one since I thought it was to dark of red.

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seen the first baby robins this morning!!!
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Looks like the neighbors must've had a good hatch of house sparrows, again. A-holes brought their young & are monopolizing the sunflower & jelly feeders. Usually let the one sunflower feeder they really like to run out. They seem to go elsewhere for a while anyway. Need to get my sparrow trap operational & see if we can thin the herd. 
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