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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Lucky24Seven, Apr 27, 2019.
Imagine it could possibly be a territory thing too? Try spacing them out and see if it helps
Yeah, I might just do this. I put out a lot of peanuts for them and the jays, and that keeps them on the ground for the most part, but once those are gone they immediately set to the feeders.
Good article on why wrens do what they do.
I’ve never noticed the wrens by the bluebirds, but I’ll keep an eye out from now on. The bluebird nest is way out in my back yard and the wren nest is near my screened in porch. Def could be a territory thing
I have and it usually works. Don’t think it’s this exact bag but I use Cole’s
edit. I think this is the one
I'm driving a few hours north tomorrow with a buddy. Rumor has it that there's a spot where you can see California Condors.
Lol @ the advertising on it though. Birds will go crazy for the taste. Wonder if the same thing could be accomplished with a big bottle of cayenne and a cheap bag of sunflowers
oh I’m sure there’s a home solution to it
Just had some pretty cool interaction with some barred owls in my neighborhood using my caller.
They were hooting up a storm. Pretty cool how they coexist with our Redtailed Hawks.
Rolled up to Mt. Pinos with some friends, surprised to still see some snow up there. A 3 mile hike at 8800 feet made me feel like I've never exercised in my life, but I did see 2 Green Tailed-Towhees, White-Headed Woodpecker, and some Violet Green Swallows.
Green-Tailed Towhees have a Orange mohawk. (not my photo)
I didn't see any condors at Bitter Creek. I saw a Western Kingbird, Savannah Sparrow, a Horned Lark, and a Red Tailed Hawk being chased by 2 Ravens.
I feel like shit. I ran over a baby starling with the mower today. Survival is hard enough for these little guys and now they gotta worry about me not paying attention to what I'm doing and brutally murdering them.
But on the other hand it's a starling so fuck em
So jealous. Owls are my favorite type of bird.
When I was an undergraduate I got to take a summer course out in Yellowstone and the great plains/ Sandhills of Nebraska. In Yellowstone the professor was good friends with a local photographer who worked with the planet earth crew when they filmed the great gray owls and pine martens. Turns out, the pine marten scene was in his front yard. He hiked us out to the great gray owl nest that they filmed and we got to see the fledglings sitting on the tree getting ready to jump out. Didn't do it while we were there but that was an amazing experience.
It was early may and in Nebraska alone we counted over 120 species of birds in the pothole wetlands and river cooridor up at niobrara.
Lazuli Bunting on the porch this morning. Random and awesome.
The full plumage male lazuli buntings are absolutely stunning. Got a look at one for like 5 minutes in Eastern Montana, never saw it again.
Good article on birding as an African-American. I've never been fucked with once AS A WHITE PERSON*, crazy to read the stuff some of these guys have had to put up with.
"Whenever I want to go exploring in a really remote area, I always want to bring white people with me because that is the easiest way to vouch for my presence."
Wait, your black?
I now have three black friends!!!
this is a good day
Forgive the wording of my post. I am white bread my friend.
Well that’s a huge let down....... you should have just played along
now I only have 2 black friends
I have 4 little houses like this and they are all rented
Loaded up my seed today with organic cayenne pepper and it’s been a huge success. Zero squirrels on the feeder (more than happy to feed them on the ground) and got my first brown-headed nuthatches to visit as a result.
Found an owl nest today. Pretty sure it's a Great-Horned, couldn't get great pictures.
I'm not sure what I'm looking at, but a little Sat AM action, after I set up my camera ~8 feet from the feeder and used my remote shutter to snap away.
Learning my way around cameras faster than birds, but I like the seed in mid air in the right birds mouth.
I have plenty more from this, I'll put out an exotic (to me) bird that came by.
I'm in DFW area btw.
Tufted titmouse and juv Cardinal
Juveline cardinals are awesome. They’re such little shit heads.
All Cardinals are shit heads. Those fuckers are bloodthirsty when being banded
Towhees too in my experience
I don't remember them biting nearly as bad, but we had more Cardinals
Anyone know what this guy is? He was the surprise of the day.
I hammered the shutter on these jays but the light made it hard for the camera to focus, I probably snapped 50, and only 2-3 are decentI like the detail on this ones back...they never come this close to the house and wont get on the feeder (too heavy?) but will eat the surplus/discarded black oil sunflower that the above birds were dropping.
Hairy woodpecker would be my guess based on the size
I always throw seed down for birds like blue Jays and sparrows. Probably won't get them coming to a feeder unless it's a platform
looks like this guy
Could be either a Hairy or Downy Woodpecker, but based on the coloration of the wings and size, I’d go with Downy.
Edit: Looking at my field guide, I’m very confident in a Downy based on beak size as well.
Lol downy lol it’s only tmb funny
Don’t really want to be a Debbie Downer, but making fun of people with Specials Needs really isn’t what this thread is about.
The black spots on the white outer tail feathers are a good identifier that this is a downy as well
Welp I guessed wrong
That's what she said
My wife would really try to razz me if she learned I picked up a field guide for this new semi-hobby.
edit: thank you for sharing your knowledge and resources, same to you cutig
Paper back version of what I have is less than $20 at Barnes and Noble.
The Sibley guide that Lucky24Seven posted is phenomenal. I also can’t recommend the iBird app enough. It’s a fantastic field guide and well worth the $20 or however much it is now. I use it a ton for the calls alone.