anyone here like birdwhatching?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Chickenrandomness, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. I love bids! whether it be chickens, quial, raptors, or songbirds, and i love birdwhatching! if go birdwhatching, tell me some interesting birds you've seen!
     
  2. Chickies-duckies-etc

    Chickies-duckies-etc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't "go birdwatching" but I really enjoyed watching the swallow family that grew in my barn this spring. From seeing the adults attend the nest, then the big mouths appear at the edge of the nest. followed by the rest of the chicks as they grew. Of course all the time the adults were busy bringing in the insects to feed them. The cooperation of the babies to keep the food going to the right baby, etc. Then as they fledged and began their life on the outside. The babies being fed while they sat on the power lines, and an evening of "flying lessons" led to their leaving for longer and longer lengths of time. Sometimes I see them in the early mornings or evenings. They are amazing to watch.
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    My room mate is really into bird watching. I enjoy it too, but I'm not nearly as good as she is. We've seen all kinds of rare stuff, half of which I can't even remember! I have some pictures from my bird trips that I'll share.

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  4. Quote:WHOA! a merlin! harliquin ducks!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I love birdwatching. I watched a pair of bluebirds raise two clutches this spring. Watched the wild turkey raise their poults this year and have a fine flock doing bug patrol at 6 oclock every evening. Have several owls watching me watch them. A pair of Red Tails connected this spring and raised two youngsters. Woodpeckers galore along with mourning doves, blue jays and crows.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I love birdwatching. I watched a pair of bluebirds raise two clutches this spring. Watched the wild turkey raise their poults this year and have a fine flock doing bug patrol at 6 oclock every evening. Have several owls watching me watch them. A pair of Red Tails connected this spring and raised two youngsters. Woodpeckers galore along with mourning doves, blue jays and crows.
     
  7. leaf

    leaf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bird waching rules!
     
  8. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have to go bird watching, they come to me!! in the summer its harder because they have so much more they can eat, but I do have nests all over the place near the barn in the barn on the trees around my house and some in the bushes in front of my house. I don't even know the names of the birds but I have seen the tiniest little bright yellow bird to some spotted red and Jamaican blue, my hubby thinks they are types of finches, so adorable, we get loads of whiskey jacks and blue jays and the winter months are my favorite. During the warmer months where we have no snow I never fill my bird feeders because of bears and other animals, as soon as the snow begins to come down the feeders get filled to the top and then I sprinkle the food on the ground as well, that is when I get the bands of snow birds on the front of my house followed by the whiskey jacks and blue jays. they never fight they all take turns and then at the end of the day fly away. Wood peckers are awesome to watch!!
    this year we've had several owls stop at the log tree house my hubby built for the kids to play in, many hawks and for the first time since moving here we've seen a chickadee, and a cardinal. Today I woke up and looked outside and found a peregrine falcon taking in his surroundings on the top of the log house. We built houses for the swallows last fall and the houses have been full. We have a few sterlings nesting near by and well my least favorite has to be the thousands of ravens we seem to have around here, but they eat the field mice and moles we have so they have to stay.

    in the winter we move everything from the front of the dining room picture window and relocate it elsewhere until spring just so we can stand closer to the window and watch the birds, the kids just love it, they way they fly up in formation and then come right back down. not a whole lot to eat around here in winter so I am happy to keep the feeders full.
     
  9. baustin

    baustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love birdwatching! I live in the high desert at 2500 feet and you wouldn't think there would be all that many birds here but I've been proven wrong so many times. I have several regular seed feeders so I get doves, sparrows, house finches, goldfinches, yellow warblers and the occaisional red winged blackbird and the yellowheaded, and even orioles. We have CA quail, several types of hawks and turkey buzzards and snow geese migrate through here so we see them in town. My neighbor has a pond so during migration we get cranes and egrets. I have seven hummingbird feeders and yesterday I had nine at the feeders on the front porch. We get, costas, Anna's and Rufus. They're so friendly and let me know when the feeders are empty and if I take out a full feeder they will feed from it as I hold it. The are road runners that come on the property and the male waits for a handout. He loves dry dog food. The female isn't as friendly. Since I have chickens and coturnix quail I think they help attract the birds. I grow all kinds of plants to attract birds and butterflies.
     
  10. getting close to winter bird watching!!!
     

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