Bird watch

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chrissie B

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2020, 15:56 »
We just have the usual spuggies pigeons
Seagulls but have been adopted for 3 or days by a pidgeon white and grey.
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Re: Bird watch (variety pack)
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2020, 11:21 »
We have quite a (North American) assortment.

We have seed feeders that attract northern cardinals, chickadees, house finches, goldfinches, tufted titmouse, Carolina wrens, creepers, and a few others.  We also have a couple "nectar" feeders that are just for hummingbirds (ruby-throated, our only kind; tiny and bold as brass, they engage in aerial dog-fights).

There is a pair of red-shouldered hawks that nested in our back garden last year, but preferred my neighbor's trees this year.  Their calling (screeching) will wake you if the chickens don't.  A red-tailed hawk (larger than a red-shouldered) visited last week, joined up with a mate, then the pair moved on.  Common ravens mob both the red-shouldered and red-tailed.  Our owls are mostly barred owls, which caterwaul like lunatics if you get two or more of them together at night.  All of them are good for snake and "tree rat" control.

We have two types of vultures here, turkey vultures and black vultures.  They bother no one, and no one bothers them.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #62 on: July 05, 2020, 11:49 »
A little bird has been sitting atop the garden gate about 3 feet from my back door.    I wonder if it might be a juvenile sparrow, but it is very black with a white chest.  It is looking at insects as they fly by and opening its beak hoping they will fly in.
It has been there now for about 60 minutes, and not at all frightened of me inside the back door.  It is wobbling when the wind gusts, and sometimes stretches its wings.    So sweet, but I need to go out of the door ! - oh, its just gone -  arh.     Mrs Bouquet
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