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28 Mar 2014

LOOK WHO CAME FOR SUPPER

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INTERESTING THINGS HAPPENED LAST TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
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Late Tuesday afternoon I was surprised to see a Chipmunk very busy cleaning up under the bird feeders.  So busy it was not disturbed by me taking photos.   A Mourning Dove was patiently waiting for a turn to feed on the ground.  A little later the Blackbird flock showed up. Crackles, Red Wing Blackbirds, and Starlings by the hundreds.  Total confusion at the feeding stations.  Then about dusk the dogs started barking like the end of the world had come.  Looked outside to see what they are all exited about and there was a deer at the bird feeder.  As Brady the Pit Bull and I looked out and took photos, Brady barking like he had never done before, the deer seem to ignore us.  After a while something startled the deer and as she ran away. I saw another one that had been staying back in the woods.
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OOPS. YOU CAUGHT ME. USUALLY HERE AT NIGHT. WHATS WITH THIS CRAZY WEATHER?

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HI FOLKS GLAD YOU LEFT ALL THIS GOOD FOOD JUST FOR ME.

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BEEN HERE ALL WINTER. WHATS NEW.

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HEY I JUST GO HERE. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON. NOT SPRING HERE.

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IS IT SPRING OR STILL WINTER

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Chipmunk has been with us most of the winter.  Used the tunnels in the snow made by Red Squirrels as a way to travel.

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Black birds at the feeders all day Wednesday.  Not as frantic now they have filled up.  Expect soon they will depart and another group will move in.
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The Mourning Doves are very patient waiting for a turn at the feeders or just resting after feeding.
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We have only seen the deer a couple of times this winter. So far only two, usually in the spring we see two or three does with fawn.
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It’s now Friday night and no sign of any night visitors yet.  Expecting a warm wet weekend. Most of the snow should be gone by mid next week except for the mountains at the end of the driveway. 

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That’s it see you next time.
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10 Mar 2014

WHO IS MOVING IN ?

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Someone is moving into the neighborhood

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With our available  nesting sites you never know who is going to show up.  Have not seen who or what created this.   Will be watching it to see what or who is  using it.  The tree that this is in is a dead standing ash and is hollow at least at eye level.  Perfect conditions  for nesting Birds or Red Squirrels.   

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If you look real close at the brown area behind the white fence you are seeing bare ground.  First place to show up still 2 ft. of snow in most areas.  It is under a large Hemlock so I guess that the snow did not get as deep under there.  After a few more warm days I am sure some more bare ground will be showing up.  This is just another sign that spring is coming.

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The next picture is showing the red skins of some berries that the birds are eating.  I think it is the Starlings.  Not sure where the berries are coming from we do have a lot of Bittersweet in the neighborhood it is more orange in color.  Usually towards the end of March the Bluebirds are leaving orange-colored droppings. 

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All Bluebirds

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That’s it see you next time.  Have a great day.

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1 Mar 2014

02 28 2014 BIRDS OF THE DAY

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 SPRING MUST BE ARRIVING

Yesterday a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK had a starling for dinner at one of our feeding stations.  Today lots of different bird songs being played.  Chipmunks where out and about, did not get to take any pictured of them.   Red Squirrels have tunnels under the snow all over the place and the chipmunks took advantage of them. Tomorrow I will check the Lilacs and other shrubs that bloom on old wood to see what is going on with them. Did not see a Robin today but all other regular visitors came today.  More Starlings have arrived count is up to about 12 expect to see other blackbirds arriving soon.

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SHARP-SHINNED HAWK

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Male Downy Woodpecker likes suet.

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Slide shows are Bluebirds and Carolina Wren


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BLUEBIRDS

CAROLINA WREN

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See you next time.  Comments are welcome.  Have a great day.

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