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Title: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 15, 2022, 06:53 AM
Our flock is hungry this morning.
(https://i.postimg.cc/gLzJHWNC/0-AC038-E8-9282-477-B-B67-B-53-A8291-E9153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gLzJHWNC)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 15, 2022, 07:31 AM
Yeah so are ours. 
I really need to buy a new heated bird bath .   My old one broke..
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 15, 2022, 08:57 AM
Got ours at Tractor Supply. $20. They use the heck out of it too.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 15, 2022, 09:34 AM
Might be heading there this afternoon. 
There having a sale on seed ..
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 15, 2022, 01:33 PM
I paid $31 for a 50# bag of black oil. Thatís $10 more than last year.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 15, 2022, 04:27 PM
Is this what your using?  $24 will put a rock in it and plug it in tomorrow..

(https://i.postimg.cc/4H3n5cNF/17-CB3-B75-5-C7-C-46-E5-8017-243-E13304-CC4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4H3n5cNF)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 15, 2022, 04:40 PM
Yup! Price went up eh? No big surprise these days.

Good man Dom. The flock will really appreciate it. I put a bunch of rocks in mine.needs cleaning about every two weeks.

Birds are indiscriminate shitters.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 16, 2022, 02:29 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/fStWyBjY/97634-B32-2-F03-4011-AA35-C52-C2-B61599-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fStWyBjY)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2022, 03:02 PM
I put a bunch of rocks in mine. Brought it in and cleaned it today amazing that algae will grow in these temps. Not to mention that birds are indiscriminate shitters.

They do use it every day all day long.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 25, 2022, 06:42 AM
Snowing and blowing out there but just had a big flock of redwing blackbirds in the trees and on the feeders .
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2022, 12:51 PM
Yeah, my flock is draining the feeders at a breakneck pace. We get the redwings and tricolors in the early spring. But seed really isnít their main feed. They disappear when the cattails start getting green.

The good news is that Iíve been designated not only the supplier of, but caretaker of all the new bird houses weíre adding to the golf course this year. 217 acres of bird habitat to play with. The super is set on being an Audubon Society approved course  and Iím all in!

I really Like this guy.
I can tend the bird houses way after Iím too old to mow any more.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 25, 2022, 01:26 PM
Thatís very cool Bob. 
 You better get started building. ;)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2022, 02:44 PM
Iíve got a dozen or so houses in storage. I was gonna sell some at market last year but, a nice lady across from my space was selling bird houses and I didnít want to compete. Just a courtesy really. She was really nice and bought some of my toys.

So, I think theyíll be donated to the cause.

Our flock this afternoon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/18SM6W7Z/A876-E86-E-2-B20-4472-9703-660-B9-B76-D70-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18SM6W7Z)

The rest are in the lilac bush. They take turns. Itís pretty comical.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 25, 2022, 04:27 PM
Redwings are back here now.

(https://i.postimg.cc/qgch2t68/020-ACE70-B217-4086-8-AA0-719282925502.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qgch2t68)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VJhdzn2c/0-EFFE8-C9-AF2-F-4-D31-AE48-1-A8-E4-C3-D5-CFF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VJhdzn2c)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QBWVCVrK/A050-F35-E-B980-47-B2-A038-F705-F226-E776.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QBWVCVrK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/4YyYCBL5/D00-BD8-C0-6901-4539-9-ABF-53-F97-E58301-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4YyYCBL5)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: wallyworld on Feb 25, 2022, 05:27 PM
Yep by the 100s  ;)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 25, 2022, 09:41 PM
Had a Downy woodpecker at my suet feeder today. First one I've seen in a couple years
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2022, 11:14 PM
February is national bird feeding month. Help your feathered friends.

Keep your feeders filled.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Bartman44 on Feb 26, 2022, 07:27 AM
That's a lot of blackbirds, I saw our first red wing the other day. Finches dominate our feeders all winter. The goldfinches are starting to change color.
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/Hczy00Qh/BCW-8601-2-edited.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hczy00Qh)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 26, 2022, 07:35 AM
Yup they will be bright yellow soon. 
We used to call them flying dandelions when way back in the day.
 Long story short we were going down a dirt road and one of the girls said look at all the pretty dandelions along the side of the road.  Until we got close and they took flight.. ;D
Flying dandelionsÖ 8)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 26, 2022, 07:38 AM

 Iíve got starlings 🙄
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2022, 08:46 AM
Yeah, stupid starlings. I had to stop putting out meal worms for the bluebirds. Theyíd clean out the feeder in an hour. They canít eat the black oil sunflower seeds. So thatís pretty much all I feed.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 26, 2022, 09:19 AM
No starlings here.  Lots of stupid squirrels, gray and red, lots of blue jays, cardinals, junkos, titmouce, chickadees and lots of woodpeckers. Have had 3 different kinds of peckers out there at onceÖ
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 26, 2022, 09:26 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/RqGYtZWV/392-B1-E3-E-9629-4-E8-F-BE43-B74186-AF0934.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqGYtZWV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/LJPvx98P/98-A7-B6-FA-FA41-45-A4-B751-6-E420-FE955-B0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJPvx98P)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PP92bpTh/D5-E57159-F096-4-C2-E-8578-26-A40932-FA43.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PP92bpTh)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: yankmyline on Feb 26, 2022, 02:21 PM
RG  Are the starlings getting into your bluebird feeders?
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2022, 02:29 PM
Not any more. I stopped putting out meal worms. Bluebirds are still around for water and keeping track of their house.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Feb 26, 2022, 03:37 PM
Saw a Turkey vulture here by Letchworth park last week. Lots of starlings around too.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: wallyworld on Feb 26, 2022, 03:52 PM
 Starlings and grackles galore  ::)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 26, 2022, 05:15 PM

 The grackles left couple weeks ago
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 26, 2022, 07:48 PM
Saw a Turkey vulture here by Letchworth park last week. Lots of starlings around too.
  Thatís always my first so called spring sighting..Havenít seen one yet..
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 02, 2022, 10:04 AM
Saw 6 vultures flying by the park yesterday. Also been seeing red tailed hawks pairing off.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 02, 2022, 12:16 PM
Watched our resident pair of eagles flying together over the canal the past few days.

Sure is nice to see them around.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2022, 11:33 AM
Built a sample bluebird house for the club.
(https://i.postimg.cc/RJ4FVQCn/6100-A488-354-D-4621-939-F-D2-FB270951-CE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJ4FVQCn)

Itís a National Bluebird Society design. I thought it ought to be blue.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 05, 2022, 12:24 PM
Thatís all it takes.👍
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2022, 01:29 PM
Thatís exactly right Dom. Less than half the cost of a Peterson style box.  Just 1, 42Ē piece of 1x6 and They actually recommend a 2x10 roof for better insulation from the suns. Thought that was interesting. I used a 5/4 stair tread cutoff my neighbor gave me.

I might try some PVC pipe houses for other birds. Weíve got a ton of it laying around outside the shop. I think theyíd work ok in shaded areas around the course. Weíre going to pit out a bunch of houses. Theyíll be numbered and mapped  and a maintenance/activity log will be kept.

The goal is to obtain an Audubon Certification in the coming years. This is just the start.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 05, 2022, 02:51 PM
And you donít have to paint them ..
That way they blend in..,,
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Bartman44 on Mar 05, 2022, 03:09 PM
That's a nice build RG, I wanted to put some in back of my house and was thinking I could build them, as I'm not entirely "all thumbs."

I found this eastern screech owl, taking a nap in a tree hole today, while I was going for a walk.
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/w1zJPPBq/screech1-edited-edited.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w1zJPPBq)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2022, 03:39 PM
And you donít have to paint them ..
That way they blend in..,,

One of the objectives is too make them really visible. We want people to notice them.

Pretty straight forward Bart.

Iíll put up a link to plans.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 06, 2022, 04:56 PM
The wife and I took the grandkids to the Mt. Morris dam this afternoon so they could use the playground. The vultures are back for sure. We counted 32 flying over the dam
 The sky was thick with them. There was a big flock of robins in the yard when we got home.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 06, 2022, 05:29 PM
 
 Bart very cool pic
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2022, 05:54 PM
Here you go Bart

http://www.nestboxbuilder.com/pdf/carl-little-bluebird-box-plan.pdf (http://www.nestboxbuilder.com/pdf/carl-little-bluebird-box-plan.pdf)

Pretty simple and not really expensive.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2022, 02:22 PM
Weíve uncovered a dozen or so bird houses in our reorganizing at the club. Iím going to start refurbishing them and giving them a coat of a solid body exterior stain. ( happen to have a gallon). Also discovered a good sized pile of fence post stakes. Iíll be numbering them, scoping out locations and setting up a log book for maintenance in the next week.

Iím really pleased that the new Super is all in on this idea. Iím even more happy that itíll be my responsibility. What a great job for an old fart like me. Mow greens and take care of my feathered friends.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 07, 2022, 03:29 PM
Bob,
Thatís really awesome! What great jobÖgood for you!
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 07, 2022, 04:19 PM
I like it..👍👍
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2022, 04:25 PM
Yeah,,me too.

Never know what bonuses life will present. Just need to recognize them and run with it.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 07, 2022, 04:37 PM
Sign them up for the national bluebird society and you might get free houses and recognition.. Just a thought.. ;)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 07, 2022, 04:39 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/KRm8cm0k/4-F2-BFC47-9-CD0-4-C48-83-AE-CC36-C9-B8-AFA2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KRm8cm0k)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 07, 2022, 09:11 PM
Awesome !!
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 08, 2022, 04:38 AM
Iím gonna do that Dom. We have a Cornell associate coming out this week to take samples of active snow mold from a couple places around the course. Theyíre doing a study on effective fungicides for snow mold.

Our last Super did a lousy job spraying last fall. Itís gonna take a lot of work to recover.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 08, 2022, 05:15 AM
Nice bob.👍
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Bartman44 on Mar 08, 2022, 06:29 PM
Here you go Bart

http://www.nestboxbuilder.com/pdf/carl-little-bluebird-box-plan.pdf (http://www.nestboxbuilder.com/pdf/carl-little-bluebird-box-plan.pdf)

Pretty simple and not really expensive.

Thanks, looks straightforward and a little smaller than my granddaughter's doll house project.   
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 12, 2022, 08:40 AM
Lots of grackles, redwings, jays,cardinals, junkos, finches and others braving the storm..

(https://i.postimg.cc/VrvmTPLN/50-DAB073-8697-408-F-B8-EA-0155-F3-DFAD0-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrvmTPLN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gL6dzyhF/8370-ED74-F42-D-49-F6-A6-AD-5-F10-FAC789-E7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gL6dzyhF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sMzyzhDq/E29632-F7-B160-48-E3-91-F1-25-E747781-FBA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMzyzhDq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9wHg9ySj/31018-B43-69-DD-45-AD-AF5-F-AFA24-E33209-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9wHg9ySj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/q6cbxzV6/D515-B590-3264-4173-BC81-6-CBC7-CFDBAA3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q6cbxzV6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/94SnW6Y0/E56939-C1-7-B8-B-463-A-931-B-049-D6-E13771-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/94SnW6Y0)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 12, 2022, 04:11 PM
Had the first bunch of grackles at the feeders this morning
And the good news isÖ.

(https://i.postimg.cc/9rDk2xWb/15061-E57-AFF8-4-D81-BEA3-9-D864-E6-A31-F5.png) (https://postimg.cc/9rDk2xWb)

Been planning out locations and routes. Thereís a hand held GPS in the near future. Need to plot routes latitude  and longitude for reporting. Really pleased  to be part of this program. Iím happy to give back. I have a tremendous opportunity with the course.

What a great thing for an old fart to do.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 12, 2022, 05:13 PM
Thats cool..  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 12, 2022, 08:34 PM
Good stuff!!!!
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 24, 2022, 04:30 AM
Bought a cool tool for my Nestwatch project.
(https://i.postimg.cc/z3kMgfw5/F1-E376-BE-5164-4158-8-CC8-6-CDA9391097-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z3kMgfw5)
 An endoscope. 4Ē color display with dimmable LEDs, forward and side cameras. Takes pictures and video. USB rechargeable, came with a 32 gig micro sd card. It has a 16í semi rigid cable.

Now I can peek in the houses and nests without opening the boxes or using a mirror on a pole. Going out this afternoon to record gps coordinates, box heights, habitat and such to start submitting data to Cornell.

Gotta figure ours how to format it to take jpeg rather that avi photos and videos. My iPad and iPhone donít support avi. Pretty sure my boss at the club will be able to help me with that. Heís really good with computers.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 30, 2022, 05:28 AM
Iíve been given the go ahead to start building the first purple Martin house for the course. Itís going to be a T-14 style house similar to this.

(https://i.postimg.cc/f3Y3mMGV/BC90873-F-97-F4-40-AC-892-B-A485-BBD88338.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/f3Y3mMGV)

Weíll be using a 2Ē ID steel tube about 20í long. Itíll have a winch mechanism to raise and lower it. There used to be a few scattered around the course. Iíll be really happy to see them up again.

And I get to tend them👍
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 30, 2022, 02:56 PM
Nice bird condo ..  Donít see them around hereÖ :(
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 30, 2022, 05:09 PM
Theyíre not due back here till mid May. Itís recommended that we not put up the house till early June. Gives me plenty of time to figure out how to build it😒
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on May 01, 2022, 02:47 PM
So Öthe past few days Iíve been observing the osprey building a nest at Lock 30 in Macedon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jw8bJK5S/D215990-F-EDDC-4-AB2-A5-D4-9-F2-E0-D8-D55-F3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jw8bJK5S)
Today there was yet another male trying his best to usurp the nest.

(https://i.postimg.cc/VJjPWX6T/B093-B630-C98-B-48-B3-9-C87-B1-F3207-FE7-FE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VJjPWX6T)sorry for the cell phone photos. Iíll be taking my good camera and tripod to capture progress in the next few days.

Iíve added this nest location to my Nestwatch portfolio.
So very cool to see.


Now, if I can only find the Bald Eagle nest locationÖ..
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on May 04, 2022, 12:08 PM
Well, the power company ( I assume) destroyed the nest and placed two orange cones atop the pole. I would have preferred they place a platform on top to help them rather than evict them.

Even left the pile of branches and sticks at the base of the pole. Stinks! Would have been a joy to watch and a nice addition to my Nestwatch Project.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: gotagetm on May 04, 2022, 12:11 PM
Man....could of left it alone , when I did guide rail mere onoville along allegany river there were a lot stop poles
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: gotagetm on May 04, 2022, 12:12 PM
A top poles
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 04, 2022, 12:21 PM
Thereís a nesting platform on a pole  above the bridge going into Raquette with a nesting pair..
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on May 04, 2022, 02:30 PM
Yeah, Iím really disappointed.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Badbrad2186 on May 05, 2022, 05:26 AM
Well, the power company ( I assume) destroyed the nest and placed two orange cones atop the pole. I would have preferred they place a platform on top to help them rather than evict them.

Even left the pile of branches and sticks at the base of the pole. Stinks! Would have been a joy to watch and a nice addition to my Nestwatch Project.

Bob you may want to get in touch with DEC my understanding it it's illegal to remove a nest they started possible they are going to come back and build a platform.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 05, 2022, 06:33 AM
Under a buddyís feeders right nowÖ

(https://i.postimg.cc/d7n9SJPC/5-CA16906-78-F7-4-E95-933-A-21877-B406459.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/d7n9SJPC)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on May 05, 2022, 04:21 PM
Iíll take that tail and skin if he just happens to expire.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: gotagetm on May 05, 2022, 06:04 PM
Nice way to put it...."Expire" 👍😁
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 05, 2022, 06:09 PM
Donít know if itís the same one but had one cross the road in front of me two weeks ago but a mile down the hill..

(https://i.postimg.cc/GTmbCNRB/BE20-D598-226-B-4645-B8-C7-1-B87-CB74-A10-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GTmbCNRB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WtNNgDZ2/FFA69924-BCBA-4-BA1-858-F-64-EF6434-B654.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtNNgDZ2)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 11, 2022, 02:44 PM
Boy Iím upset a cow bird laid an egg in my fly catchers nest right outside my basement door.  I knew there were 5 eggs in there but that was by feel.  Canít see in the nest to tell.  But I came home yesterday to this stupid thing and 4 broken eggs..,,; >:( >:(

(https://i.postimg.cc/DWZBGhF2/1675-E23-B-3-D9-F-44-F8-B30-A-3596-EA624-E6-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DWZBGhF2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TL50kcpF/241-F48-F1-3-C61-47-D5-B0-A3-15-C64-CCCF798.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TL50kcpF)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2022, 06:27 PM
Theyíre natureís interlopers.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Johnnh on Jun 11, 2022, 06:46 PM
We had a cow bird deposit an egg in a nuthatch nest at one of our offices in NH. When they hatched there was 4 or 5 baby nuhatches and 1 cow bird  chick. The cow bird chick was at least 4 or 5 times the size of the nuthatches. The mom nuthatch was very busy trying to feed the cow bird chick.

We named the cow bird chick MONGO after Alex Karras in Blazing Saddles
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 12, 2022, 08:41 AM
Part of our golf course fertilizer factory.
(https://i.postimg.cc/9zzStxL7/B004-E320-B69-B-47-B1-97-B4-32-D3713458-C6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zzStxL7)

Theyíre all over the course.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: gotagetm on Jun 12, 2022, 03:01 PM
Pollution factories for small ponds ! Growing up we had 50 white geese in or pond cause my dad thought was nice....try and swim in there and stand up almost knee deep in there crap in pond
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: fishinator on Jun 12, 2022, 05:46 PM
Part of our golf course fertilizer factory.
(https://i.postimg.cc/9zzStxL7/B004-E320-B69-B-47-B1-97-B4-32-D3713458-C6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zzStxL7)

Theyíre all over the course.
  don't you just love flinging goose crap all over with the mower tires?
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Bartman44 on Jun 13, 2022, 07:19 AM
I've heard of birdies and eagles on the golf course but that's ridiculous. 

I was at the Plattsburgh Boat basin yesterday and there's a bunch of geese just hanging around with assorted sea gulls and a guy pulls up in a car and unloads 2 loaves of bread and a full bag a popcorn on them and there's bird mayhem for 15 minutes. No wonder they don't want to migrate.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2022, 11:27 AM
Tell you what I donít love is whipping goose crap off greens so I can mow. They camp out on our putting green (about 9000sq. Ft.) and the two closing greens at the club house. Both over 7000 sq ft.

Worst part is now theyíre molting and canít fly. So they and their unbelievable broods spend all their time on the fairways and  greens and even sitting in the bunkers.

Iíve told several golfers they can deduct 2 strokes for each goose they hit.

One good thing is the foxes are well fed.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 27, 2022, 02:57 PM
I was throwing away hanging baskets today and almost dumped a cow bird chick whose mother dropped an egg in a robins nest.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mz9h3zyc/0021-E1-E5-9743-4-A59-94-E2-447-EE262-D932.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mz9h3zyc)
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Bartman44 on Jul 27, 2022, 07:48 PM
Sneaky birds, those cow birds. Had a Coopers Hawk in my Maple tree today eating a robin with about 10 other robins having a fit.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 24, 2022, 05:00 AM
Saw this guy yesterdayÖ

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Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 22, 2022, 06:43 AM
This guy was looking for some seeds last nightÖ

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Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 22, 2022, 09:13 AM
Yeah, I need to charge up my cam and get it out. Birds havenít forum our feeders as yet. Put them out Sunday. Just a couple goldfinches so far. Squirrels found the seed on the ground from a couple windy days. They havenít worked out how to get up there yet, but they will eventually.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 22, 2022, 10:14 AM
We have an osprey that has a nest in the front yard tree.
The chicks are gone now since the storm, but the osprey still returns here and there.
I will ask donna to snap a few picks with her camera.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 23, 2022, 04:40 AM
 Had a few guest stop by for breakfast yesterday

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Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 23, 2022, 08:52 AM
Had a few guest stop by for breakfast yesterday

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It is Thanksgiving Bob!

 ;D
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 23, 2022, 08:59 AM
This guy wanted to come inside last weekÖ

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Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Bartman44 on Nov 23, 2022, 09:28 AM
LOL. It's Thanksgiving week, that' suicidal.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2022, 12:09 PM

It is Thanksgiving Bob!

 ;D

Well, thatís FredÖÖ
But the neighborhood flock found our feeders this morning. They were out in force which will be the case for the rest of the winter.

On another note the price of a 50 lb bag of black oil seed went from $19 two years ago to $32 this year. Canít say what mealworms for the bluebirds will cost. Probably need a second mortgage.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 23, 2022, 05:45 PM

Well, thatís FredÖÖ



LOL

Very sorry Fred.
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: Bartman44 on Nov 24, 2022, 11:41 AM
Well, thatís FredÖÖ
But the neighborhood flock found our feeders this morning. They were out in force which will be the case for the rest of the winter.

On another note the price of a 50 lb bag of black oil seed went from $19 two years ago to $32 this year. Canít say what mealworms for the bluebirds will cost. Probably need a second mortgage.

Yeah, just picked up a big bag, same price, seed-flation. 
Title: Re: The Flock
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 25, 2022, 03:08 PM
Just got a 2 lb bag of meal worms for our bluebirds. $32Ö..and that was cheapÖ.comparatively.

Still think I should be able to claim them as dependents on my taxes.