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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #810 on: January 20, 2021, 05:11:11 PM »
Does it hunt/stalk the birds?

We've never spotted it near the feeder, so I'm not sure.

They are mostly nocturnal so I'm not actually sure when they would even prey on birds. (It is a part of their diet)

The Hawks on the other hand, absolutely hunt/stalk the birds at our feeders. They are here daily now.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #811 on: January 20, 2021, 07:40:31 PM »
Update: It slept in our yard the entire day, and finally ended up leaving around 4:30 PM.



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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #812 on: January 26, 2021, 06:50:37 PM »
A new Hawk species checked out our backyard the other day. A Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk!


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #813 on: February 02, 2021, 11:17:10 AM »
This Cooper's Hawk was waiting patiently for a bird to land at our feeders. As soon as a Blue Jay landed, it swooped down to attack.

It didn't get it on the first attack, so it landed on a branch close by and then took off after it once the Jay took flight.

They both flew out of our yard so I don't know what ended up happening...


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #814 on: February 02, 2021, 11:25:24 AM »
This Cooper's Hawk was waiting patiently for a bird to land at our feeders. As soon as a Blue Jay landed, it swooped down to attack.

It didn't get it on the first attack, so it landed on a branch close by and then took off after it once the Jay took flight.

They both flew out of our yard so I don't know what ended up happening...


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #815 on: February 02, 2021, 12:00:34 PM »
Where is the snow?

Lol That Hawk is about 30-40 feet off the ground. (If you look close you can see snow flakes falling though.)

Don't worry, there is plenty of snow on the ground!


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #816 on: February 08, 2021, 11:54:57 PM »
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #818 on: February 13, 2021, 07:45:31 PM »
Do new species only come on Shabbos, or do I just spend more time watching the feeders then?

Got two new ones today within five minutes of each other: savannah sparrow and red-breasted nuthatch. Total species count is now 30.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #819 on: February 15, 2021, 02:28:57 PM »
new species only come on Shabbos

 ;D For sure this!

Got two new ones today within five minutes of each other: savannah sparrow and red-breasted nuthatch. Total species count is now 30.

Nice! Hopefully they return so you can get some pics!

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #820 on: February 15, 2021, 02:30:22 PM »
Speaking of new Sparrows... I finally managed to get some shots of an American Tree Sparrow!


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #821 on: February 15, 2021, 05:45:06 PM »
One thing about bird feeders is that the snow under them looks HORRIBLE!
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