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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #645 on: September 21, 2020, 12:31:10 PM »
Nice! Did you have any food out for it?

I keep thinking i should put out for them so we catch them on their way south.
I started putting out craisins a couple of days ago.
I keep forgetting to buy more grape jelly.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #646 on: September 21, 2020, 12:34:35 PM »
I started putting out craisins a couple of days ago.
I keep forgetting to buy more grape jelly.

Nice, you just had them in that jar straight out of the package?

I picked some grape jelly up at Rite Aid on the cheap in case that helps.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #647 on: September 21, 2020, 12:34:59 PM »
We spotted a new species yesterday, however we are boggled as to what it was!

We don't have a picture to reference, so this is the description as we remember:

- They were really small, like chickadee sized
- The head was faint yellowish, maybe even olive colored
- Chest was white with thin brown streaks
- The wings had a pronounced white square looking feather in the middle

It was a pair of them, and they weren't afraid when we came close to the window.

I didn't actually see them eating, but they were on the branches next to our suet feeders when we first spotted them.

If anyone has any ideas, or good resources (with pics) that we can use to figure it out that would be helpful. TIA

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #648 on: September 21, 2020, 12:42:13 PM »
Nice! Did he eat?
I didn't see him eat, unfortunately it was pretty close to shabbos and didn't have much time to sit and watch
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #649 on: September 21, 2020, 10:57:41 PM »
Here's a whole setup, feeders included, for $30! Great deal or junk?

https://www.amazon.com/North-States-Bird-1862-Birdfeeder/dp/B07YP83LC9/

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #650 on: September 21, 2020, 11:31:52 PM »
In stock again. Amazing deal.
Mine is holding up just fine, with the exception of the plastic tube feeder which was destroyed by squirrels
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #651 on: September 22, 2020, 10:55:25 AM »
you could using window bird feeder, such as: Natureís Hangout, Perky-Pet.... It's nice to see the birds flying around the house through the window

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #652 on: September 22, 2020, 12:03:30 PM »
We spotted a new species yesterday, however we are boggled as to what it was!

We don't have a picture to reference, so this is the description as we remember:

- They were really small, like chickadee sized
- The head was faint yellowish, maybe even olive colored
- Chest was white with thin brown streaks
- The wings had a pronounced white square looking feather in the middle

It was a pair of them, and they weren't afraid when we came close to the window.

I didn't actually see them eating, but they were on the branches next to our suet feeders when we first spotted them.

If anyone has any ideas, or good resources (with pics) that we can use to figure it out that would be helpful. TIA
It may be less likely since you saw two, but perhaps they were leucistic?  Would you have identified them as chickadees if not for the coloration?
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #653 on: September 22, 2020, 01:03:37 PM »
Mine is holding up just fine, with the exception of the plastic tube feeder which was destroyed by squirrels
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #654 on: September 22, 2020, 02:06:28 PM »
Getting jealous of everyone posting new species >:(, so here's a bee stealing some jelly earlier:

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #655 on: September 22, 2020, 02:55:19 PM »
I have recently had bees occupying every port of my nectar feeder
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #656 on: September 22, 2020, 03:18:21 PM »
Getting jealous of everyone posting new species >:(, so here's a bee stealing some jelly earlier:


Is that how Merlin identified it? I guess we shouldn't expect the Department of Ornithology to also be correct with entomology.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #657 on: September 22, 2020, 04:20:16 PM »
It may be less likely since you saw two, but perhaps they were leucistic?  Would you have identified them as chickadees if not for the coloration?

No, even just in size alone, they were probably even smaller, but for sure thinner than a chickadee.

They were clearly meant to look the way they were which would rule out leucistic.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #658 on: September 22, 2020, 04:21:25 PM »

How long do you leave the jelly out for?

I always thought it goes bad after a few days, so i only put out a little at a time.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #659 on: September 22, 2020, 04:22:18 PM »
How long do you leave the jelly out for?

I always thought it goes bad after a few days, so i only put out a little at a time.

The squirrels generally eat it before it goes bad.
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