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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1440 on: March 21, 2019, 10:42:16 PM »
Out here we have a very interesting Buteo , The Zone-Tail Hawk  {Buteo Albonotatus}. It is also known as "the Great Pretender" This Hawk will become a part of a kettle of Turkey vultures to disguise itself in making its way close to the ground , pouncing upon all kinds of unsuspecting ground dwellers. As it glides it's primaries spread out and it adopts the vultures classic Dihedral or V shape wing pattern and the rocking/ rolling side to side motion as it soars. Quite unique and awesome to see !
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« Reply #1441 on: March 21, 2019, 11:32:11 PM »
The Kestrels (Sparrow Hawks) are declining likely because of the whole Northeast is reverting to forest habitat. They do well in hayfields and grasslands where there are lots of Meadow Voles.

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« Reply #1442 on: March 22, 2019, 06:01:06 AM »
We have lots of kestrel here, they sit on power line wires along the fields. One pair usually nests is a small woods grove every summer on my cousin's tree farm. In the fall I have seen them circle a small grove of apples and mountain ash bushes where robins were feeding. Reminded me of sharks circling around their prey. The robins were very vocal with their alert calls. :D

I saw 4 crows yesterday feeding on a  dead turkey at the end of the field.

I saw another 3 partridge up the road on Wednesday near the main road sitting on a berm and in small popple trees. There also are cedar and yellow birch in that little grove and a spring in under the canopy of trees. I was looking right at one in a popple sapling and he was really camouflaged, his breast feathers looked like the bark. :)
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« Reply #1443 on: April 12, 2019, 02:40:31 PM »
Tree goose is back! Last year I was bucking up some dead maple under a tree, and I'd hear a goose honk. No big surprise; they're all over the farm. Hear it again, look up, and nothing... That happens a couple times, and I think "wth is going on?!" look up in the tree, and see a goose head poke up. She built a nest on top of the snag, and it looks like she's back.





Picture's crappy, but you can see her head; maybe... My phone doesn't take great pics anyway, and I had it on full zoom.

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« Reply #1444 on: April 12, 2019, 03:52:27 PM »
That's how they sort of nested in the city of Toronto, only on buildings and not trees. Some of them was sent down here and transplanted. We call them McKenna's nuisance geese. He was provincial premier with the brain fart idea of bringing them here. Goose are not native nesters here in New Brunswick until those goofs transplanted them. Well what do they expect up there when they take their lake front property and turn it to city dwellings. :D
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« Reply #1445 on: April 12, 2019, 06:51:15 PM »
I've never seen a goose nest in a tree.  That's very interesting. 

I did learn a valuable lesson about accidentally walking near a Canadian goose nest when I was ten.  They can administer a nasty bite and twist on a tender backside. 

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« Reply #1446 on: April 12, 2019, 11:06:13 PM »
lol.  Happened to my youngest daughter when she was ten!
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« Reply #1447 on: April 14, 2019, 07:11:31 AM »
I saw an Eastern Bluebird in the yard on 4/12/19, was a real surprise!

He has already laid claim to one of the birdhouses along the edge of the yard!
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« Reply #1448 on: April 14, 2019, 02:30:38 PM »
The tree swallows are back today. :)



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« Reply #1449 on: April 15, 2019, 07:30:57 AM »
Are they from Capistrano?
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« Reply #1450 on: April 15, 2019, 07:35:27 AM »
No, I believe those are cliff swallows and Capistrano is their destination from Argentina. ;)
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« Reply #1451 on: April 17, 2019, 03:28:35 PM »
Haven't seen any Tree Swallows here yet!

Saw a male Blue Bird a few days ago!
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« Reply #1452 on: April 18, 2019, 04:20:25 PM »
Bluebirds arrived.  :)





A bit grainy, but picture was taken through screen and on digital zoom.
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« Reply #1453 on: April 19, 2019, 05:37:46 AM »
The blue birds sure do look good.
Brenda saw some a few days ago. I have not been out front much yet this year. When I start the raking along side of the driveway I should see them.
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« Reply #1454 on: April 19, 2019, 07:37:05 AM »
A couple of Red-bellied woodpeckers are nesting in the bird boxes I built on the grandkids fort and swing.
They spent a couple days making the entry holes bigger. 

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« Reply #1455 on: April 20, 2019, 01:30:09 PM »
I feed feral cats out back, and the birds come and collect the scraps. A cardinal pair just showed up, the male grabbed a piece of kibble, and gave it to his mate that was perched on a nearby stick.

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« Reply #1456 on: April 21, 2019, 07:58:50 AM »
A surprise this morning, the male Eastern Bluebird that's been here for a week or so, now has a mate!

Looks like SHE approves of the house the male had picked out! 
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« Reply #1457 on: May 09, 2019, 09:03:23 AM »
Spent a few days at the camp, seen a few birds took pictures of some of them.

Not sure about this one, immature eagle perhaps?



 


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This Grouse flew up in a maple tree and hopped around and seem to be eating the red buds.


 


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« Reply #1458 on: May 09, 2019, 11:17:54 AM »
I agree, that first pic has got to be a juvenile Bald Eagle!

We've got Hummingbirds coming to the feeders now, and I saw my first (of the year) Rose Breasted Grossbeak yesterday!

Most of the regulars are here now, but I still haven't seen a Baltimore Oriole!
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« Reply #1459 on: May 09, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
Baltimore orioles are at my house. Brenda called me at work and asked where the feeders was. She had 4 at one time. A big deal for us. Last year they stayed all summer.
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