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Old 02-24-2010, 01:44 AM   #21
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I pick a couple of bull rushes and put them on the deck for the birds. Here are a couple of birds taking it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:04 AM   #22
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Nice photos but sorta hard to see since they're not enlarging when you click on them.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:26 AM   #23
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I pck a couple of bull rushes and put them on the deck for the birds. Here are a couple of birds taking it.
Is that bulrush or cattail?

I planted bulrushes but all I got were cattails. :-(
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:00 PM   #24
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OK, they are probably cattails, I don't know the differance. I just picked them from a local swampy area. Here is a bigger picture of the hummingbird.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:24 PM   #25
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Here are 2 shots of a siskin taking some of the seedheads.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:32 PM   #26
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They sure seem to like THAT!
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:01 PM   #27
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I have pampas grass in the garden and put a couple of pieces on the deck to watch the birds take bits of it. Not always my favorite bird however.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:30 PM   #28
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When grooming my horses I saved shed hair and packed it into a suet cage. I never saw any birds take any, but they can help themselves to hair on the ground when the horses roll.
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:43 PM   #29
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Cortaderia spp. may not be the best choice of nesting materials to offer birds. It is an extremely aggressive ornamental non-native tussock grass.
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Another way to provide nesting materials for birds, especially in the winter.
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