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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 03:41 PM
Haven't been getting any action at my feeders the last few days.

didn't know why, then this morning I saw the reason.

A Merlin (pigeon hawk) hanging in the tree above my feeders.



One brave goldfinch was all I saw all day.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 03:44 PM
coolstuff i dont have any feeders

but alot of the plantts around my house attract hummingbirds

i just scene one like 2 mins ago

 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 03:44 PM
Considering, we only have hummingbird feeders, hummingbirds...about 6 different species; about 20-25 at a time at the 6 feeders spread around the perimeter of the house

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 03:56 PM
Squinties (chipmunks) and squirrels once again!!!

 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 03:58 PM
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nothing. i bought my mom a birdfeeder for her birthday but we haven't been able to put it out. damn black bears...


I used to worry about this too. A lady just up the road had a bear get in her feeders and try to get in an
enclosed porch where more seed was stored.

I figure between the Deer, rabbits, raccoons and skunks why worry about adding a bear more or less.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 05:50 PM
All the usual suspects with a bunch of yellow finches and humingbirds. Put out a bunch of butterfly bushes and the finches seem to explode off of the Indian blankets when I pull into the driveway.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 05:54 PM
Hey John, if that was a 'Merlin28' I know how you could get rid of him. Toss some Grateful Dead shows out along the borders of your property...but none of the lame stuff...the good shows only...Merlin28 would surely be wondering whats up and venture out to see.

Of course if he had the show, he'd be back!

 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 07:35 PM
I have no feeders.......Lots of polk berrys.........

The birds are full............my deck looks like a purple paint ball war took place

 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 07:41 PM
Cardinals and squirrels.
 

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  posted on 8/30/2007 at 09:44 PM
All kinds of small critters gather at my feeders,hummingbirds at the hummingbird feeder,the coolest was when there were birds,on the ground a squirrel,2 ducks(male & female),a chipmunk & a rabbit all just chillin & munchin within a couple of feet of one another.My dawgs wanted out

 

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  posted on 8/31/2007 at 09:12 AM
So that's where the ducks went...and I thought MY dogs had scared 'em off. Old School must live in my neighbourhood and we just haven't met yet...same critters dining out front ,but addin a skunk or 2.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2007 at 10:06 AM
3 hummingbirds at my one feeder. Very entertaining to watch.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2007 at 10:21 AM
Still no song birds. The Merlin must be still hanging around.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2007 at 11:14 AM
Yellow finches, unfortunately sparrows and grakals, robins, chipmunks, squirrels, and all the other usuals
 

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  posted on 11/17/2012 at 01:00 PM
The winter birds are here. Juncos , nut hatches, The goldfinches have their darker winter feathers now.

Saw a sneaky Sharp Skinned Hawk the other day. He ducked down in the rose bushes next to the suet feeder to hide and wait. He bolted when I tried to get close enough for a good picture.

He was ultimately successful as a found the feathers from a woodpecker carcass the next morning. I have a lot of high pines that he can hide in and dive bomb the feeders. Shark Skinned Hawks, Merlins, Cooper's Hawks and Kestrels have worked that to their advantage.

Am I feeding birds or Falcons??





 

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  posted on 11/17/2012 at 08:05 PM
We usually have 5 or 6 feeders going this time of year. Black oil sunflower seeds, raw peanuts, thistle, suet, whole peanuts in the shell. We live in Northwest Pennsylvania, in the city, but our part of the city has a lot of old growth trees, oaks, maples, pines, and a creek not far away. Today we watched cardinals, blue jays, titmouse, juncoes, sparrows, woodpeckers, one being a Pileated as big as a crow. He was so heavy the feeder swayed back and forth while he picked peanuts from the cage. My wife is very diligent with the feeders and even keeps a heated bird bath all winter, which gets very cold in our part of the country. Winter brings redtail hawks to the yard which usually ceases all activity at the feeders. It gives us something to do during the snow, ice, and dark winter.

 

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  posted on 11/19/2012 at 06:28 PM
down here in southwest florida its been blue jays, doves,grackles, card's, finches and a painted bunting this weekend.
 

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  posted on 11/19/2012 at 07:32 PM
bomann12, cant swear they wil be appetizing to your Painted Buntings, but have had Indigo Buntings strip all the berries off of our (FLA native) Rouge Plants.

One gorgeous male and several females. Stayed long enough to eat every last berry off the rouge plants, ( a few days) and then gone .

We have the usual suspects, Red Birds (Cardinals) Mockingbirds, Catbirds, Red-bellied Woodpeckers all reside year round.

With the Fall, we are been seeing various Warblers, most notably, a few Northern Parula Warblers which were small but colorful enough to demand attention.

As soon as the acorns begin to ripen, i wil hear the call of the Blue Jays, btw, I no longer put out feeders, the entire yard is planted to provide native fruits, berries ,seeds and nectar and we provide water by way of baths and a tiny pond.

We added a few Palmettoes which attracted rabbits, and so we do see the occasional eagle coming in for a closer look the last few weeks, and also have red-tail hawks hanging around year round, and a young possum just moved in, tho the puppy has worried him to outside the fenced area.

Ground Doves and Mourning Doves also reside in our small yard year round.
One evening, about a month ago, we had a pair of Great Horned Owls spend a few hours in the Silk Floss tree, but they took off with the moonrise, and did not return.

The Chimney Swallows have left for the winter, perfect timing as we like to make a fire every now and then if the temps give us the oportunity.

The only hummer lately, visited briefly, just ahead of Hurricane Sandy, nectared on the Coral Honeysuckle for a moment, not to be seen again. My only gripe, hummingbirds are becoming more and more rare in our garden, as our neighborhood has grown, despite all the native Coral Honeysuckle ,Firebush and such we have planted throughout the garden.

Monarch butterflies are flying in in droves , and will remain till summer, as well as many other species native to Florida,Fall is a fabulous time in FLA for butterflies and wildflowers.

Not so many bears, one down the street in 35 years, not in our yard (at least I hope not) It was a big deal, made the papers.

A daring, giant Bob Cat scared hell out of me one morning, as he passed thru the shrubs a few feet from the back door.

All I saw at first was his spotted belly, his legs were so long, he was so tall, he appeared to be a much larger wild cat then he actually was, tho he was as large as a Bob Cat gets, and unexpected as we r virtualy surrounded by water and Mangroves , not the most hospitable environment for cats.

Perfect for birds and butteflies.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2012 at 08:50 PM
i might get one of these

http://www.birdphotobooth.com/



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  posted on 12/3/2012 at 09:48 PM

 

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  posted on 12/3/2012 at 11:55 PM
I only have a hummingbird feeder and when its empty they tap on the window to remind us to fill it. Kind of pushy but it makes us laugh and we go fill it .

 

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  posted on 1/5/2014 at 12:18 PM
Like Grand Central today. Whilst eating breakfast, I saw, in varying numbers:

Mourning Dove
Cardinal
Robin
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
House Sparrow
Blue Jay
Robin
Bluebird

And my favorite, a mature (and a juvenile) Ladderback Woodpecker:



 

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  posted on 1/5/2014 at 01:00 PM
Nice pic.
Seen Eastern Bluebirds pass through but I usually look for water birds.
The White Pelicans are down now.
A pair of Bald Eagles have made a home in a park close to us.
Ospreys all over the place.
Warm weather will bring frigate birds.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2014 at 01:33 PM
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i might get one of these

http://www.birdphotobooth.com/



[Edited on 12/4/2012 by LeglizHemp]

[Edited on 12/4/2012 by LeglizHemp]


I like this idea! Too bad I don't have a smart phone...

Lots of robins who are hanging @ the birdbath and drinking like there's no tomorrow. Musta eaten something that makes them extra thirsty. Anyone have any ideas what this couldbe?



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  posted on 1/5/2014 at 01:54 PM
^Pretzels?

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