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A visit to my birdfeeder to seen what is going on with the birds of central Ohio.


New visitors today!

Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:14 pm

Had a few new visitors that I have not seen since last winter. A Red Bellied Woodpecker has been eating ta the feederall day. Also severalJuncos have been on the ground. It's really comical watching the birds. Earlier there were Finches and Juncos eating on the ground and the chipmunk came out to get his share of the cracked corn. Then 2 Mourning Doves and some Cardinal landed. The bigger birds were too much for the Chipmunk, so he ran for the ground cover. Then as soon as the birds left, out he came again!

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Birds common to Ohio

Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:45 pm

This listing does not included water fowl, except for geese.

Coopers Hawk



Male Downey Woodpecker



Eastern Towhee



Flicker



Canada Geese



Common Grackle



Mourning Dove



House Finch



European Starling



Titmouse



Red Bellied Woodpecker



Killdeer



Northern Cardinal



Red Winged Blackbird



American Wild Turkey



Turkey Vulture



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Bird pics.

Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:10 pm

Took a few pics of the birds today. It is a bright sunny day with temps in the mid 70's F.

This first one is of a Blue Nuthatch.



Here is a Chickadee, gorging himself.....again!



And some Goldfinch on the ground gathering up the dropped sunflower seeds. They are in their winter plumage now. Earlier I had a Bluejay complaining that the water bowl was empty.I filled it and had barely gotten back up on the porch and he was out there drinking. Yesterday he had taken 3 or 4 baths in it. He must have been really dirty! It was the same bird, because he would bath then fly up on a limb and then come back down for another go at it.



The birds must know that winter is on it's way as they are beefing up for it.

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At the bird feeder! 1

Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:18 pm

Oct. 17th 2010 - Took in the seed block feeder and hung the squirrel proof feeder. It holds 2 1/2 cffee cans of seed. I use sunfloer seeds for the feeder birds and cracked corn for the ground feeders. The feeder birds are chickadees, titmouse and blue nuthatches, and downy woodpeckers. The ground feeders are morning doves, bluejays and cardinals.

The chickadees must burn up a lot of energy when they fly, as they will eat a coffee can of seed a day. Or maybe they are just greedy. Today there were a few Goldfinch out there, but are now in there winter plummage. They are all now a greenish yellow.

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