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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Papa Joe, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I guess I’m not a birder as I don’t take many pictures of them, and I don’t walk around with binoculars just to look at birds. But I’m outdoors a lot from northern Ontario to coastal Florida so I see a lot and they are nearly all worth my attention.

    I can’t stop myself from craning my neck at every raptor I see anywhere, but I also have my favorite less predatory birds: Cedar Waxwings because I love how they look and feed; Canadian Jays or Whiskey Jacks because they keep me company in the north woods; Chickadees because they’re a delight and Sandhill Cranes because I love their call and they signal a change.

    But there are so many others, Pileated Woodpeckers, Hummingbirds, Chirping Sparrows, Crows...I like ‘em all, even Turkey Buzzards.
     
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  2. BoogerRooger

    BoogerRooger Poster Extraordinaire

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    A few recent ones from a marsh in Suffolk

    Great White Egret

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    Sparrowhawk

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    Buzzard

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    Bearded Tit

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  3. Stringbanger

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    Sign me in. I’ve been a birder for about 25 years, but I would not be considered an expert.

    At home we feed ruby-throated hummingbirds from early May to mid September. In winter, we put out suet feeders to attract flickers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, red-bellied woodpeckers, downys, nuthatches, titmouses, and chickadees.

    Year around, we have feeders with black sunflower seeds and cracked-corn for cardinals, cowbirds, doves, juncos, sparrows, grosbeaks, finches, and wrens.

    We have catbirds, blue jays, and robins. We hear great-horned owls and screech owls, and we once saw 5 baby screech owls in the backyard.

    At work, where it’s more wide open, I see purple martins, bluebirds, killdeers, crows, mockingbirds, goldfinches, and an occasional red-tailed hawk.

    We are boaters, so the river opens up a whole different birding paradise. We see bald eagles, ospreys, cormorants, great blue herons, great egrets, turkey vultures, ducks, gulls, swallows, and kingfishers.
     
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  4. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I contacted fish and game but they declined to take it. I'm guessing mouse or rat poison. (not mine) I heard recently 35% of raptor deaths are from people poisoning vermin and then the raptors eat them. I was pretty sad, the owl looked in perfect shape otherwise.
     
  5. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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  6. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Totally agree. My daughters neighbor came over a month ago and told her he was seeding his lawn with rat poison mixed with bacon! And to keep her dog from going over! What a bonehead. I told her to call fish and game or the sheriff. That is not legal use per the package description.
     
  7. Jef

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    I was a teenage bird nerd, still have a keen eye for all things feathered...
     
  8. DugT

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  9. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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  10. trev333

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    This sulphur crested cockatoo dropped in for a feed the other day...... wraaaakkkk... :)

    probably saw / heard the small greenies feeding and came down for a look...

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  11. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Me, too. Love those sounds and what they promise to come.
     
  12. Bones

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    TC6969 Friend of Leo's

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    I found one dead in my yard also.

    The Florida Fish and game website advised me to double bag it, lay it on top of the trash in my can and report it for pickup using a special section on the website.

    I did all that and moved it to the top every time I took out the trash.

    They never came and after 3 days the garbage man took it.
     
  14. Geoff738

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    They’re regarded as pests a lot of places. I read they poop every four minutes. Dunno if that’s accurate. But they poop a lot.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Many great memories and very few decent photographs--that just wasn't part of the trip. It is awesome to see the shots y'all are posting. Thanks!

    I worked two summers as a field technician for a lab in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior at Indiana University. Don't think I posted these last time there was a bird thread. Photos taken in Montgomery County, Virginia.
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  16. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    I can vouch for that, we have them in the backyard by the lake, they come and go, and they do make a mess. Seems like they take a bite of grass and then take a dump, many dumps. Probably the only bird I don't like.
     
  17. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    One of the reasons I won’t sit on the lawn at the summer shed where the Classic rock, and increasingly country artists play. Too much bird crap!

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  18. kidmeatball

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    My favourite story about Canada Geese was when a Mexican visited Vancouver. He got a little too close to a nesting goose. She charged and hissed at him. He said to his friend, "I do not like your cobra chickens."
     
  19. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    While filling a feed tray on my picnic table, I spilled some feed on the table..Didn't bother to clean it up..Blue jays were going right past the feeders and pigging out on the table..
    My picnic table id now my main feeder lol..
     
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  20. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    Check this out..The Blue Jay is boss..When he arrives he owns the feeder..
    I got a kick out of the cardinal that just sits there looking around..
     
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