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Feb 26, 15, 12:39 PM #16
Feb 26, 15, 01:18 PM #17I have multiple birdfeeders and birdhouses...love this thread:
I have two large birdfeeders at work that I keep supplied and at home I have 1 large (same kind) and I have a small bird/finch feeder, and I hang out suet.
Especially when it has snowed, we see a lot of different birds so we keep a bird guide next to the kitchen window which overlooks the feeders. There is everything from Blue Jays, Cardinals, Sparrows, Doves, Starlings, several kinds of woodpecker (Red Headed, Red Breasted and a small one..I forget the name), different species of finches and in season a lot of Goldfinches. I do NOT see at the hanging feeders Robins or Bluebirds, however there have been as many as 50 Robins in the yard at a time. I put in a Bluebird house (cavity nest) last year which immediately became home to Bluebirds and I put in a Purple Martin house as well, but the Purple Martins checked it out but didn't nest...maybe this year. I did have frequent visits by the Purple Martins who buzzed my yard and field which is pretty cool if you have seen them.
I also put out a Hummingbird feeder, and I see one morning and evening if I am at home during the season, and they liked a red plant on our deck.
Otherwise, I also have a fair amount of wild Turkey who visit my field along with Hawks and Buzzards. There is a small lake about 1/4 mile from my house which apparently is on the goose flyway because there is constant traffic and noise of coming and going Geese of all kinds.
Feb 26, 15, 01:21 PM #18
Feb 26, 15, 02:43 PM #19I've got 2. See cardinals, jays, and doves.
They keep the hawks fed.
Feb 26, 15, 02:50 PM #20
Feb 26, 15, 04:08 PM #21
I've got 2 bird feeders & 3 bird houses. One feeder(squirrel proof) is attached to the deck which is set on a piece of wood with a hinge so I can swing it in to put the feed into it. I use 20lb bag of wild bird seed & have filled it at least 10 times so far this winter. It looks like a bird port with as many as 25 birds(finches, cardinals, bluejays, woodpeckers, etc of course when the bluejays & woodpeckers show up all the rest go to the railing of the deck) at a time. I see 3 red tail hawks circling in the woods behind my house on a regular basis. I can always tell when they have spotted 'dinner' because they just make a nose dive to the ground after sitting in a tree looking down.
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Now my other bird feeder is at the back edge of my backyard & the woods. I asked my brother to build me one several years ago. He called me when he was finished & said well I need to bring it to you in a truck. So I said, "Hey, I'm not feeding ostriches!" It is huge!!! I keep crack corn in it since squirrels need to eat too. I use to feed them corn on the cob however it was like carry out to them this way I get to watch them eat instead of scurrying away.
Feb 26, 15, 05:22 PM #22
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Feb 27, 15, 11:04 AM #24
Feb 27, 15, 11:05 AM #25Just saw my third species, a White-breasted Nuthatch!
Feb 27, 15, 11:28 AM #26
Mar 14, 15, 10:54 AM #27I just learned something today. I was wondering why I only see green Goldfinches at my feeder, so I did a little research, and I found out that the males don't turn bright yellow until late spring until late fall, then turn green again.
Mar 14, 15, 12:02 PM #28Lots of bird feeders = lots of bird poop.
I hate bird poop.
Apr 1, 15, 10:41 AM #29Big day for the feeding station.
1. Had my first sighting of two species I've been waiting for:
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristus)
2. Spotted what I believe was an American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) lurking in a tree.
3. Plunked my third European Starling (Sturnus vulagris) of the day!
Apr 1, 15, 10:47 AM #30