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Capt Kirk's BlogA visit to my birdfeeder to seen what is going on with the birds of central Ohio.
Hasn't been a whole lot going on at the feeder!
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:00 pm
Last night we had snow, then sleet then about 3 inches of blowing snow. Then about noon the sun came out and melted the snow in the bowl under the feeder, to where there was about 3/4 inch of water in it. I didn't dump it as the birds were drinking from it. About 30 minutes ago, Jumper the squirrel came shinnying out the cable and got onto the squirrel baffle above the feeder. He was out to the edge of it trying to figure out how to get down to the feeder, when he lost his footing and fell butt first into the bowl and soaked his butt good. You have never seen a squirrel move so fast! Running and shaking trying to get dry! I was standing in the window watching him and I thought I was going to be sick, I was laughing so hard. So far he hasn't come back.
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Man they are fast!
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:13 pm
I wanted to get pictures of the Tufted Titmouse getting peanuts. So I set 5 peanuts on the deck rail where I could be in the house and get pics of them. Well they were so fast I lost 5 peanuts and not one single picture!
Had 2 robins in the yard searching for worms yesterday afternoon. The snow is all gone from the yard this morning.
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Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:12 am
A week ago I wrote about the ice weighing so much it lowered my bird feeder to the point where Jumper the squirrel was able to jump up and get on it. I had knocked the ice off of it and tightened up the clothesline where he can't reach it. Well yesterday Jumper shows up and he has a big patch of hair missing on his shorlders. It must be about 3 inches in diameter. Looks almost like someone shaved him. So now I call him baldy.
Have been having a big seed block out that the little Downey Woodpeckers just love. But had to not refill it as the starlings were hanging on it and eating most of it. They were gobbeling it down in about 4 days. They would get on the feeder and not let other birds at it. At $5 each I am not feeding that to starlings. So when it ran out, I didn't refill it. It's been about a week and a half and the starlings no longer come around, so about Wed. or so I will put another one out.
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New arrivals !
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:55 pm
I was setting in my recliner at about 4 pm watching the birds at the feeder. And a Robin landed on the deck rail. Then a 2nd one came along. Then a 3rd one landed in the tree out front. I don't know what they are planning on eating as I don't have any worms on hand. Plus we have 3 inches of snow on the ground and an inch of ice or more. If I were them, I think I would call my vacation planner!
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Repairs on the feeder!
Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:03 pm
My feeder hangs from a wire clothes line between 2 trees. I have a large squirrel baffle and then the feeder hangs from it. The baffle keeps a lot of the rain and most of the snow out of the feeder.
With the ice storms we have had the past 2 days, the wight of the ice on the baffle had lowered the feeder to within jumping range of Jumper the squirrel. So I went out and tightened the clothes line up so its back up to 6 ft. off the ground again. It had about an inch of ice on it.
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