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Old 01-05-2010, 02:14 AM   #11
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What's the opossum interested in at your bird feeder?
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:06 AM   #12
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I have:

a whole passel of crows (or is it a mischief?)
I've most often heard a group of crows called a "murder" oddly enough.

We put out suet, sunflower seed and nijer seed.

We get:

Northern Cardinals
Black Capped Chickadees
Dark Eyed Juncos
Gold Finches
Purple Finches
Mourning Doves
Hairy Wood Pecker
Downy Wood Pecker
Tree Sparrows
Red Breasted Grosbeaks
Blue Jays (We toss a handful peanuts out each morning, if we forget, they remind us!)
Nuthatches
Tufted Titmice
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Towhee
White Crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red Winged Blackbird
Northern Flicker
Wild Turkey (They pick through the stuff on the gound)

Every now and again, I see a few HOSP (Grrr!) but thankfully, not often.
When I see the European Starlings hammering my suet, I chase them off. Again, not a usual occurence.

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P.S. Local weatherman was suggesting puting raisins and fruit out this time of year to help Robins, etc. I didn't know they hung around!
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:09 AM   #13
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What are groups of Robins called? ( like the term murder, passel or mischief for crows).
I have a group of 6 to 8 Robins coming to the heated birdbath daily.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:43 PM   #14
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A flock of robins is all I have heard them called but there may be another name.
Robins usually stay this late in an area where there is plentiful food resources. I have never seen them eat at the feeder. Do you know what they are eating?
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #15
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sparrows, doves, nuthatches (love 'em!), woodpeckers, turkeys, deer, more sparrows, blue jays, various n sundry finches, an occasional cedar waxwing, & of course, more sparrows.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:54 AM   #16
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I think all I've ever heard is a flock of robins. When ever I see a whole bunch of robins together, they're always males. I should look that up to see why that is. Our robins are long gone. They'll be back next spring. We had a pheasant at the base of our birdfeeder this morning. The pheasant isn't a native species. It's an escapee from down the road a couple miles.
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Ive seen these at my feeder regulary:

a male and female Cardinal
Black Capped Chickadees
Dark-eyed Junco
Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
White Breasted Nuthatch
American Goldfinch
American Robin
and Grey Squirrels who seem to like suet

Red Tailed Hawk- wasent at any of the feeders but has been in the yard/neighborhood quite a bit recently.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:38 AM   #18
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What's the opossum interested in at your bird feeder?
Sorry, Equi, I missed your post. He was eating fallen seed and bits of corn that I toss on the ground for the squirrels and ground-feeding birds. It usually gets eaten during the day but apparently the opossum finds it worth checking. He was occasionally climbing up & eating the suet, but I got a new bird feeder stand for Christmas, with a baffle (yeah!!!!) so now the birds get the suet, and the squirrels & opossums eat the stuff on the ground.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:15 AM   #19
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Our opossum hangs out in the composter. Who knows what it eats... probably everything. I have a baffle to stop squirrels. This new batch of squirrels is leaping off of tree limbs to land on the top of the birdfeeder. I went out there and clipped a few branches. There's still two out there that can land on the feeder from higher limbs. It's entertaining but... they are pigs with the seed.
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the male piliated woodpecker was chowing down on some suet just a few mins ago
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