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How are your birds ?
« on: August 11, 2015, 08:05:29 AM »
A couple days ago I noticed there were no bird sounds. None. I mentioned this to a friend in mid-coast Maine and he said he'd seen some ducks flying south (not conclusive evidence )

Sooo… how are your song and migratory birds ??? Is it unusual for them to be gone from here so early ?

This summer I saw a bird species alive that I knew were around. A scarlet Tananger. Very pretty.
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 08:56:53 AM »
I have the usual species at my feeder.
I have noticed however that I have fewer Rose breasted grosbeaks than I used to.
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 11:08:27 AM »
Bluebirds just started another nest with eggs. The last one they started the first of July and the young flew a week ago.

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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 12:33:29 PM »
The rose-breasted Grosbeaks were over here this summer  :) The female managed to get food out of the 'Roller-feeder' even though she is large for it. I kept putting seeds in it for her. And on the porch rail, too.

It's the complete silence here the last few days…. it is usually wild and crazy with bird noises... that really has me wondering.
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 04:30:40 PM »
now that you say something its been  quiet here also     and what are you wondering about  this :snowball: :)

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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 06:24:23 PM »
We have a bunch of birds here. But we do feed them too.
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 07:11:39 PM »
Well, since the squirrels have disappeared… I'll fill the birdfeeder and see if there is any action.

It has been a fairly cool summer, maybe they headed south early but I don't remember there ever being complete quiet. Usually some chickadees and Juncos around.
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 07:15:11 PM »
Birds are still here. In fact just a few mornings ago I was thinking to myself how I enjoy hearing the birds.
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 06:27:50 AM »
Well, since the squirrels have disappeared… I'll fill the birdfeeder and see if there is any action.

It has been a fairly cool summer, maybe they headed south early but I don't remember there ever being complete quiet. Usually some chickadees and Juncos around.



We do have some fat squirrels and chipmunks  :D :D :D :D
And the Deer are doing well too
 

  

  

 
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015, 06:30:50 AM »
Peter,looks like that bear is on the plump side too.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 08:17:10 AM »
I heard a few twitters on this drizzely morning so there are a few birds out there. Maybe the rest went on vacation  :laugh:
Or got eaten by a hawk…

I've had 2 spikehorns lurking in the woods this summer. They come out next to the dirt road and eat grass. Hadn't seen deer here for ten years, had a few moose, though.
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2015, 02:07:56 PM »
It's been a little quiet here too, but they're still coming to the window feeder!

I have notice, however that the Chickadee's and the Nut Hatch's are moulting now!

They always look a little sickly when they go through a moult!
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2015, 02:24:40 PM »
Everyday, for several now, the cardinals have been whistling up a storm. Almost becomes too much, but still enjoy their tunes.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2015, 08:20:30 AM »
Yesterday I noticed that there were no Swallows buzzing around, apparently they have left for warmer climates!

It's kind of funny, but we never seem to know just what day they leave, just that they're not here anymore.   :-\
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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2015, 08:36:28 AM »
They already ate up all your mosquitoes Chuck, I wish they'd finish ours on their way south  ;D.  Our mourning doves seemed to have taken off a bit early too, usually it takes the first frost but I can't say I've seen any for awhile now.

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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2015, 08:40:27 AM »
Before my dad, 73yrs young, received his hearing aides....he thought all the crickets had died.  Not hearing birdsong, doesn't mean they aren't there  :D




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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2015, 08:44:26 AM »
OK I'll admit I'm deaf as a post and blind as a bat  :D, one thing I can here are the crickets though, our new place is over run with them.  Sticky strips are my friend  ;).

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Re: How are your birds ?
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2015, 09:24:31 AM »
Will there be any "new place" pictures?  Maybe??
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2015, 04:01:10 PM »
They already ate up all your mosquitoes Chuck, I wish they'd finish ours on their way south  ;D.  Our mourning doves seemed to have taken off a bit early too, usually it takes the first frost but I can't say I've seen any for awhile now.


That's one thing I have noticed here, Pat!

When I go out to do a little yard work, I get overrun with mosquitoes, whereas when the Swallows WERE here, we'd hardly see mosquitoes anywhere in the yard!

Birdhouses can be your friends and they don't have to be fancy either!
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2015, 04:27:32 PM »
Yep Magic, the Mrs. took some "before" pictures and Sunday is moving day so she told me to get the pictures on the computer because her camera's full so that day will have some "after" pictures.  We're far from being done but have really worked hard at this and I can't wait for Sunday to be over with  ;).
Chuck, we do have 2 bird houses and a feeder in the back yard there, it's been a lot of fun watching them, but I know only the basic breeds around here so can't tell you what all comes in.


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