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Capt Kirk's BlogA visit to my birdfeeder to seen what is going on with the birds of central Ohio.
Busy at the feeder !
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:33 pm
Even though it's cold, 19 deg F. the sun is out and not a lot of wind. Chunk is on the ground catching cast off seeds and cracked corn. With him are Juncos, sparrows and a few Goldfinch. Up on the feeder are Nuthatches and Chickadees. On the suet block the Downey Woodpeckers are busy. The Tufted Titmouse is making raids on the peanut basket and will have it empty by noon. A Bluejay, the bully of the yard swoops in and scatters everyone including Chunk. He runs up the tree. The Jay leaves and Chunk is the first one to return. I have to laugh when something spooks the birds. The Juncos and Sparrows fly up under the deck. That's where they live in the winter. The Goldfinch fly down to the wood pile and set in some of the dead limbs. The Chickadees and Titmouse just fly up into the tree. After a couple of minutes they all come back. Then it starts all over again. It is so comical watching them.
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Bad weather for birds.
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:29 pm
We were getting some light snow showers this morning and now the wind is at about 20 mph out of the north east. It's blowing so hard that the birds can hardly hang on to the feeder. Even Chunk hasn't been up to eat. The temp is about 26 deg. F. but with the wind it feels much colder than that.
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Death at the feeder!
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:19 pm
Every thing had been going as normal at the feeder since my last entry. This morning I went out to fill the feeder as normal and spotted some feathers at the base of the tree where the squirrel corn feeder is. Something had gotten one of the mouring doves. There was no carcass, just featers and one spot of blood. I suspicion that the Red Tailled Hawk got him. This is the same tree that the hawk was in several days ago watching the squirrel. I'm sorry to see the dove gone, but this is the story of nature.
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Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:52 pm
With about 2 inches on snow on the ground and still coming down, the birds and other animals are pigging out!
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You can never tell what will be at the feeder!
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:04 pm
I was setting in my recliner watching TV and saw movement out of the corner of my eye. There under the feeder was a young doe, cleaning corn up off of the ground. She left before I could get my camera, so no pic of her. That's the first deer we have had in the yard in months. Hunting season has really had them spooked. Now that the season is over, they will start to pass through more often.
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Meet my new buddy !
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:38 pm
His name is "Chunk". He spends his day under the bird feeder eating dropped sunflower seeds and cracked corn. He is so fat he can hardly run off when I go out there! This morning I got to within 5 ft. before he waddled off and then came back right after I came back inside.
The feeder is busy around the clock it seems. During the day it is busy with birds and squirrels. At night the racoons and rabbits come up and clean up anything that is left over.
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Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:17 pm
Filled the feeder and put out about 60 peanuts for the Titmouse. I also put some raisens out for him. When I was getting the suet blocks, they had both peanuts and raisens and they were the first to go. But I was paying $5 for the suet blocks and a bag of peanuts in the shell, unsalted were under $2. That Titmouse has got to be putting those peanuts up some where. I have only seen 2 of them at one time and even with 2 of them, they can't be eating that many of them. Some where there is a tree with every nook and cranny filled with roasted peanuts!
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Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:18 pm
I took the cage down and hung a plastic basket out to put the peanuts in. Got my camera and sat on the porch to get him on camera. Again 11 peanuts in 15 minutes! He is going to have a bellyache tonight!
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Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:36 pm
I went out to feed the birds this morning. I got all bundled up as it was only 25 deg. F. I filled the feeder, put 7 peanuts in the suet cage and stuck 5 peanuts into a piece of fence I have up there. Came in, got unbundled and sat down in my recliner and looked out at the feeder. There were only 2 peanuts in the suet cage. Five had gone missing in about 15 minutes. So I sat there for a while and sure enough the theif came back. A Titmouse grabbed one and flew off. Five minutes later he was back and filched the last one. I read for about 20 minutes and looked out again. The five peanuts in the fence had shrunk to 2.
He came back and tried to get them, but they were wedged in too tight, he couldn't get them loose!
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Snow at the feeder
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:33 pm
With snow showers most of the day yesterday and into the night, the feeder was busy this morning. Several Mourning Doves were busy getting breakfast.
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