calling all wild bird feeders!!

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

  1. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been missing the hummers. There was a rufous that hung out all winter and now that the azaleas are starting to bloom it has moved on. When welded in NM we had huge numbers of hummers - mostly ruby throated coming to feeders. We have resident birds but they are away at this time. I also bought a bluebird house a TS with the new feeders. The bark had provided nest space for swallows but I haven't put up any houses yet.
     
  2. Highcotton

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    I have had large flocks the last 2 years. They eat the berries from the Savannah Hollies and Yaupon. I haven't seen them this year.
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    We have Cedar wax wings in the area but I have never seen them at the feeder.

    Today has been a busy day considering the start at the feeder..

    Both of the pair of cardinals have been here
    nuthatches both red and white breasted.
    A junco
    a house finch
    pine siskins
    gold finches

    and the woodpeckers...

    I thought I saw a rose breasted grosbeak but I just got a glance at it and I think it is too early for it.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Massive mixed flocks of grackles and blackbirds passing through.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I had a purple finch and a house finch both today!!!!

    I know I posted already but a purple finch and house finch on same day is exciting...
     
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  6. luckylee

    luckylee Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Not sure what this is.. a hawk a crow or what?


    [​IMG] had another group of about 50 of the cranes fly over again last week...
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am guessing that is a crow or raven based on the rounded wing tips and finger feathers. I cannot see if the tail is flat or rounded.

    A hawk, I would think the wings would be more pointed.
     
  8. Highcotton

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    They don't come to my feeder but they will flock to berries like holly, cotoneaster, and pyracanthus.
     
  9. Highcotton

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    I saw a flock Sunday afternoon.
     
  10. Highcotton

    Highcotton Southern Chickens

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    I saw a Red Bellied Woodpecker at the feeder this morning. It is the first I have ever seen a the feeder. He was on a suet feeder.
     

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