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Old 11-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #21
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Dap, our house sparrows have adapted. They eat all the black oil sunflower they can get.
~sigh~

Well, here is hoping I don't start seeing them around. I have bluebirds nesting here (during spring and summer), and I'd hate to see them or there young in danger.

I was thrilled to see two male bluebirds (and possibly one female later on) feeding on the dogwood berries the other day. It is nice to know that they are still around. I want to have a healthy population here every year.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:00 AM   #22
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Hello Ellen
I live on a barrier island so we don't get a lot of the usual bird feeder winter birds such as Titmice and Chickadees. When growing up on the other side of So., Jersey we even had Evening Grosbeaks one winter. That's what got me started bird watching. That is why not having chickadees or titmice on my yard list gripes me. I get a lot of birds during the Spring and Fall migrations. It would help if the resident mocking bird and song sparrows didn"t get so darned territorial before I get a chance to identify other birds.
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Arey, I really like your avatar.

I hope you get those friendly "little clowns of the feeder" some day.
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That's great you have bluebirds eating berries dap.
Arey do you have many trees on your property? Chickadees and titmice seem to like woods
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the island I live on sits in front of and across the salt marshes from the south end of the 47,000 acre Forsythe NWR. I have some trees, but nothing you could call woods, and the mainland portion of the refuge is covered with dense woods, and all sorts of natural habitats. A lot of birds on my yard list probably strayed too far east or flew in from the ocean. When lived in Atlantic City I would walk along the boardwalk to work, during migrations there would dazed or dead warblers and such along the boardwalk. I used to carry paper bags with me and pick up the live but dazed ones and put them in a paper bag. I'd let them go once I was off the boardwalk. I even did that for a Woodcock once, and one day there was a Saw Whet Owl in front of my apartment building. I hate to think of the killing the boardwalk casinos and their never turned off bright lights must be doing to migrant birds. They've also about knocked off the local moth population. In the evening you could see flocks of sea gulls feeding off the moths attracted to the casino lights. You don't see it any more probably because the moth population has been largely eliminated. To the East and South of where I am, the sky is never dark, and the casinos keep coming up with additional ways to add to the light pollution.
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That's great you have bluebirds eating berries dap.
Thanks, Ellen. I'm thrilled to see them...just like the first December we were here (we moved in the end of October)...maybe more so since they now breed here and continue to grace me with their presence.


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Chickadees and titmice seem to like woods
Good point.
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They've also about knocked off the local moth population. In the evening you could see flocks of sea gulls feeding off the moths attracted to the casino lights. You don't see it any more probably because the moth population has been largely eliminated. To the East and South of where I am, the sky is never dark, and the casinos keep coming up with additional ways to add to the light pollution.
That is terrible. It is awful to lose the moths themselves, but I also can't imagine how that effects the various populations of species that eat the moth larvae (or the adult moths). ~sigh~
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