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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #780 on: November 24, 2020, 05:28:39 PM »






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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #781 on: November 26, 2020, 04:05:06 PM »
Northern Mocking Bird

1. Does it count if I spotted it up the block from my house?
2. How do I get them to my house?
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #782 on: November 29, 2020, 12:42:44 PM »
Can somebody recommend a bird food or combination of food for Tampa, FL?  The last 2 bags of food that we purchased went to waste and has not attracted anybody.  We used to have birds but not lately.  Yesterday, I threw out the old food and cleaned the bird feeder.

Ideally, I am looking for a no-waste product but am open.

The usual suspects that we are trying to attract are:

Woodpeckers
Blue Jays
Cardinals

We use a squirrel buster feeder.  Thanks in advance for any seed suggestions.

Anthony

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #783 on: November 29, 2020, 01:31:12 PM »
Seems like this belong here

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #784 on: December 02, 2020, 03:35:44 PM »
We finally spotted a Purple Finch (Male) today for species #60!

Everyone says you will know its a purple finch, and not a house finch, when you see one.

They are right! They look very different in person!


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #785 on: December 06, 2020, 05:31:26 AM »
Recently I started to feed the squirrels so that they wouldn't compete for food with the birds. I found a funny squirrel feeder, It is a Horse Head feeder of Accoutrements. Watching them go nuts over the feeder was pretty funny. We laughed so hard, and it became an instant hit for the kids. The head is hollow inside, and you can put a variety of nuts and seeds to attract them.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #786 on: December 15, 2020, 01:28:51 PM »
Make sure to fill your feeders, my birds go crazy in the hours before a storm. It's like Black Friday at my feeders.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #787 on: December 15, 2020, 01:30:09 PM »
Make sure to fill your feeders, my birds go crazy in the hours before a storm. It's like Black Friday at my feeders.
I find the most popular time is when the grounds is covered with snow. I guess they can't find food elsewhere.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #788 on: December 15, 2020, 02:19:03 PM »

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #789 on: December 15, 2020, 02:26:39 PM »
Another family of bird watchers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/26/style/some-birds.html?

Very cute, but the bird collection shown in that picture is highly suspicious. Golden Eagles and peregrine falcons coming to a backyard feeder? I'm gonna call nope on that one.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #790 on: December 15, 2020, 02:46:53 PM »
Very cute, but the bird collection shown in that picture is highly suspicious. Golden Eagles and peregrine falcons coming to a backyard feeder? I'm gonna call nope on that one.
I think the kid drew the pictures based on what he was learning in the book, not necessarily drawing them from life.  I enjoyed the image of the father, expecting only that a birdfeeder would distract his 5 year old for a few hours, and the kid becomes so enthusiastic that he teaches himself to draw birds, and learns to identify more birds than his father ever knew. 

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #791 on: December 16, 2020, 05:20:33 PM »
@Something Fishy Can we get some snow pics?

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #792 on: December 16, 2020, 05:41:52 PM »
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #793 on: December 16, 2020, 06:00:54 PM »
Show just started

I know, thatís why I asked now! I wanted to make sure you take some shots for us!

I guess now that I'm thinking, I don't doubt you would have anyways. Lol

Either way, lookin forward!

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #794 on: December 17, 2020, 02:52:34 PM »
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