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Re: Dead Birds
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2014, 08:59:09 AM »
The bald eagles are interesting .I've seen more and more of them .Fact last week one flew over as I was plowing snow .

One thing about birds of prey,they must have prey to survive .Their very presence suggests a healthy eco system .

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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2014, 02:40:18 PM »
Mom watches the bald eagles every day at the house, over looks the river. I saw one today at the house to. I also saw a great big old red tailed hawk land in a cedar top along the highway today.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Dead Birds
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2014, 04:45:33 PM »
Once you learn the very distinctive voice of the pileated woodpecker, you'll "see" a whole lot more of them.
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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2014, 06:25:13 PM »
Well you can certainly hear the big pilated wood peckers .They sound like a jack hammer .

The little itty bitty peckers are funny,hairy and downey .One goes up the tree and the other goes down the tree .I forgot which is which .

Blue jays are bird bullys,typical of the crow family .At a feeder they intimidate every other bird but two .The northern flicker and the red breasted wood pecker .Both of them wave that big old beak around like a cavalry  sword .The jays want nothing to do with them,they know .

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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2014, 07:34:07 PM »
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are funny,hairy and downey .One goes up the tree and the other goes down the tree .I forgot which is which .
 

One would think then that the Downy would be the one that goes down..  ;D

But it sounds like the nuthatch bird that is down. ;)

Hard to tell the two apart, hairy and downy. But the hairy is larger by some.

http://birding.about.com/od/identifyingbirds/a/downyorhairy.htm

No mention of a distinct behavior difference that one feeds down.
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2014, 05:52:51 AM »
The ends of my house are fletch cut cedar which was popular during the 70s' .One of the those peckerwoods ,downey or his cousin could not resist pecking holes in it .

I patched those holes until I just plain lost my patience.22 bird shot and my single shot HR fixed that problem .

When I repainted the trim and cedar a few years back I got a woodpecker resistant stain from the paint store which must be working.No more holes .

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2014, 03:28:22 PM »
We have a few pilated woodpeckers down here. Din't see any for years, but the last few yrs they seem to have come around again.
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