calling all wild bird feeders!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by duluthralphie, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I am seeing far less feeder activity now that there are bare patches of ground showing here and there.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I am having some activity today,
    Not lots but some..

    Red bellied woody
    hairy and downy woody
    blue jay
    and a few nut hatches, mostly red breasted ones,

    Unless the weather turns bad and we get snow, I could be done with Junco's for this year.

    I have a couple of those very tiny finches here now, they look like miniature sparrows,


    I found them using Merlin bird ID!


    They are listed as rare in this area, Pine Siskins. There are 4 of them here now!
     
  3. Highcotton

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    I am starting to see the Goldfinches get a little darker and the Redbirds are getting brighter but the large flocks of Goldfinches. I haven't seen any Cedar Waxwings this year. I usually have a large flock that strips the berries off of my Savannah Hollies in about 3 days.
     
  4. Highcotton

    Highcotton Southern Chickens

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    I get the Pine Siskins in the winter withthe Goldfinches. They are almost gone also.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    The cardinal is back!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Saw a flock on snow geese heading North. Do you think they know what they are doing?
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    NOPE!!!!!


    I have seen geese and sand hills the last few days. I think they are nuts to be here this early!
     
  8. sourland

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    Saw an interesting thing yesterday. A flock of Canada geese were heading North. Some sort of bird of prey was flying along with the flock. First at the end of the V, then alongside, then above. The geese were not reacting in any manner to it's presence. It eventually flew off to the East. I have no clue as to what it was. Conformation much like an osprey - oversized wings and slim body - , but at least twice the size. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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  9. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The usual flock of cardinals chasing each other Some wild mallards in small numbers on the lake
     
  10. smccuen

    smccuen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several Cardinal pairs, goldfinches, red finches, junco, a pair of bluebirds, mourning doves, red bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, Eastern Towhee, nuthatches, blue jays, titmouses, wrens and my hens who hang around to clean up the spills
     
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