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Started using the big feeder.
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:53 pm
Was getting too many birds for the small feeder to support, so started using the big one. Lot's of Chickadees and a lot of Goldfinches in their winter feathers. So the big feeder has black oil sunflower seeds mixed with cracked corn and we put peanuts in the small feeder now. As the birds eat the sunfloer seeds, they throw the corn out on the ground. Then the Doves and the sparrows and Juncos Come along and eat it. Once in a while they will get a seed too. I have a plastic dish, a big one, under the feeder and they will get in it and eat. Sometime last night something came up and ate all of the corn out of the dish. I don't think it was a racoon as they usually move it all over the place and upset it. I suspect a deer had visited.
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A new visitor to the bird feeding area !
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:11 pm
We seem to have a small hawk hanging around the front yard where the feeders are. I haven't seen him yet, but have heard him several times. Usually our hawks are Redtail Hawks, but from time to time we do get a Sparrow Hawk come by. They are about the size of a Robin. The Redtails are a lot bigger with wing spans of 5 to 6 ft. As far as I know, we haven't lost any birds to the small hawk yet. Last fall we had a Redtail snatch a squirrel right out of a tree. But they can have all of the squireels they want! :)
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The fall feeding season is here!
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:28 pm
I have been feeding the birds with oeanuts on the porch rail all summer. They are funny as they swoop in and grab them up. The Blue Jays don't even land, they just snag them on the fly. We did have a pair of Cardinals and their daughter that ate there regularily. But they are noisey. It amazes me that they can squack with a peanut in their beak. The Titmice are the funny ones. When confronted with a peanut that is too bug for their mouth, they poke a hole in the shell and then grab it up and off the go. I have a small feeder hanging on a crook that I am putting sunflower seeds, cracked corn and peanuts in. Once we get a snow I will start using the big feeder and fighting with the squirrels!
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