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Old 01-18-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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I have a downy woodpecker, two redpolls, chickadees, purple finches, mourning doves, northern flickers, nuthatches, cardinals, blue jays, titmice, and I think I saw a few juncos out there.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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I'm sad. . . we have had neither time nor budget for bird-feeding this year. Too busy with the baby!
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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I'm sorry. I would be sad if I couldn't look out the window and see the flurry of activity. You probably have little time to do much other than take care of the baby and yourself now so maybe next year.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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There are two feeders in the backyard put up by the downstairs neighbor but we fill them now. I get reported to the condo association if I put suet or feeders on my balcony.

We get Downys, black-capped chickadees, house finches, goldfinches, juncos, sparrows, cardinals, blue jays, raccoons, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, etc.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:51 PM   #5
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You get chipmunks at this time of year? Where are you?

Sorry about the no suet rule.

Not good for the deer to be artificially congregating, what are the neighbors putting out there that is attracting them to the bird feeders?
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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I have tree and ground feeders.I am having a redwinged blackbird and grackle frenzy daily, about 1-2 hundred.I also have cardinals, titmice, chickadees, purple finches starlings a downy woodpecker, nuthatches, bluejays, morning doves, a few piegons,and a robin who likes seeds, sparrows and about 6 squirrels,one I have trained to eat out of my hand.I think I saw a gold finch.Its like living with snow white and all her friends, I love it.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:21 PM   #7
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At the feeder I have goldfinches, pine siskins, titmice, carolina chickadees, cardinals, occasional red-headed & red-belled woodpeckers, mourning doves, chipping and white-throated sparrows, a pair of house finches, carolina wrens, and occasional rufous-sided towhees and red-winged blackbirds. Unfortunately today I had a pair of brown-headed cowbirds. :-(

And squirrels. Too many squirrels. My feeder is situated where baffles are useless, so I have lots of fat squirrels. One of the little beasties drowned in the swimming pool. :-( I found it in the skimmer today when I went to clean out fallen leaves -- ugg! Ran my arm into a garbage bag, pulled the dead squirrel out, inverted the bag, and thought I had solves the problem. But I still had to get the leaves out of the skimmer ... in water full of dead squirrel germs. So I got another plastic bag, covered my hand & arm to the armpit, and reached down into the skimmer, scooping out handfulls of leaves. I was doing fine until somewhere near the bottom of the skimmer (I was up to my armpit) a terrified bullfrog came leaping out and right up into my t-shirt. Hopped right back out, but he scared the heck out of me, and now I had dead squirrel bacteria water all over my arm and shirt. EEeeeewwwww!!! I'm not normally a squeemish female, but that was gross. (My story for the day.) It would probably have made a funny video, though.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:32 AM   #8
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Brown headed-cowbirds have their place. You keep them down by you though.

I'm happy to report I have no English house sparrows or starlings at my feeders. They don't like the safflower seed I'm offering and all the native birds do.

I've had bullfrogs jump out at me before and I don't know why they startle me but they do. Guess I'm not expecting them. Sorry about your squirrel.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:06 PM   #9
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The usuals at my feeders are juncos, titmice, cardinals, nuthatches, red bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, carolina wrens and chickadees.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #10
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I've had bullfrogs jump out at me before and I don't know why they startle me but they do.
Well obviously they want some of that seed too. What's wrong with you? I know, you'd rather feed em worms, you rotten worm killer, you!
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