Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Wildlife Gardeners of North America Unite > Birds Including Raptors & Hummers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2009, 06:15 PM   #11
Heron
 
joepyeweed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Illinois
Default

The bluebirds are beautiful.
We don't have any chipping sparrows here right now.
I like the snowman shaped feeder... but where is all your snow?

I had to bring a couple of my feeders indoors to thaw out, because I couldn't fill them - they were ice covered and frozen shut.

And someone unplugged the cord to my heated bird bath, so that froze over. I was lucky it didn't break... anyway - I cleaned it off and plugged it back in... but then we got just enough snow to bury it... you could see the melt spot where it is. I probably should get a taller stand for it. Its only a couple feet off the ground.
joepyeweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 08:23 PM   #12
Fox
 
MaggyNoLia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Carolina
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joepyeweed View Post
The bluebirds are beautiful.
We have had some vivid ones the last couple of years.


Quote:
Originally Posted by joepyeweed View Post
We don't have any chipping sparrows here right now.
Well thank you. I had no idea what that little bird was.


Quote:
Originally Posted by joepyeweed View Post
I like the snowman shaped feeder... but where is all your snow?
LOL. Snow? I live in the Charleston area of SC. We rarely get snow here and if we do it is even more rarely measurable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by joepyeweed View Post
I had to bring a couple of my feeders indoors to thaw out, because I couldn't fill them - they were ice covered and frozen shut.
The only time my feeders come down is to clean them or if a hurricane is near. We don't get too many nights where it drops below freezing here and if it does it has usually warmed up past freezing by 9am.

Quote:
Originally Posted by joepyeweed View Post
And someone unplugged the cord to my heated bird bath, so that froze over. I was lucky it didn't break... anyway - I cleaned it off and plugged it back in... but then we got just enough snow to bury it... you could see the melt spot where it is. I probably should get a taller stand for it. Its only a couple feet off the ground.
I'm glad it didn't break. I'm sure if we lived where water froze regularly we would use a heater too.
MaggyNoLia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 08:50 PM   #13
Puff the Magic Dragon
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Quincy, IL
Default

I have two that I would like to share. I love all of the previous photos. My second one comes no where near the others in quality, but I had to be quick (so the quality suffered. The first one I enjoyed because the goldfinches seemed so sassy, which is so unlike them.
Attached Thumbnails
Pictures of Birds at your feeders-sassy1.jpg   Pictures of Birds at your feeders-sassy2.jpg  
old34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 10:31 PM   #14
Fox
 
NEWisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Default Pileated Woodpecker

One of my favorite birds is the Pileated Woodpecker. This female found our feeder about a week ago and has become a regular visitor. I made this feeder especially for them.

The photos aren't as crisp as they should be, they were taken through plastic film and window glass.

She spends a quite a lot of time just resting (photo 3) when she is not actively feeding.

The fourth photo is a male Hairy Woodpecker, one that insists on swishing the sunflower seeds out of the feeder instead of using the suet feeder.
Attached Thumbnails
Pictures of Birds at your feeders-pileated_woodpecker_2.jpg   Pictures of Birds at your feeders-pileated_woodpecker_1.jpg   Pictures of Birds at your feeders-pileated_woodpecker_4.jpg   Pictures of Birds at your feeders-hairy_woodpecker_1.jpg  
__________________
.
Age is a biological fact.
Old is a state of mind.
I will age, but I refuse to get old.
NEWisc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 12:08 AM   #15
Unicellular Fungi
 
TheLorax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default

The bluebirds, goldfinches and the pileated are beautiful. You guys take such nice pictures.
__________________
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; we will understand only what we have been taught."
-Baba Dioum, Senegalese ecologist
TheLorax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 10:48 AM   #16
Heron
 
joepyeweed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Illinois
Default

I love the pileated woodpecker too, great pics...

We have them in the woods, but they won't come up to the feeder. I've been thinking I should get one of the longer board feeders with the tail support... that might bring them closer.
joepyeweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 03:54 PM   #17
Fox
 
MaggyNoLia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Carolina
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joepyeweed View Post
I love the pileated woodpecker too, great pics...

We have them in the woods, but they won't come up to the feeder. I've been thinking I should get one of the longer board feeders with the tail support... that might bring them closer.
Pretty much the same thing here. They don't come to our feeders, but they love the older trees in the neighborhood. I too want one of those feeders after seeing those shots.
MaggyNoLia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 04:24 PM   #18
Heron
 
LadySapphire22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default

Do you have a pattern for that feeder you'd be willing to share? Those are great pictures.
__________________
Lady S


There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

LadySapphire22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 04:53 PM   #19
Heron
 
joepyeweed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Illinois
Default

I don't have a pattern for them, but I've seen them at the Nature Center and at wild birds unlimited. Bascially its a suet cage feeder on a longer board so the long tailed woodpeckers have more support (like on a tree)...

here is a picture of one at wild birds unlimited... I am sure it would be easy to make something similar, for those handy-people out there...

http://www.shopwbu.com/product/part_...06.25753.0.0.0
joepyeweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 06:02 PM   #20
Fox
 
MaggyNoLia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Carolina
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLorax View Post
The bluebirds, goldfinches and the pileated are beautiful. You guys take such nice pictures.
I just wanted to say something in regards to goldfinches. In the last two weeks the goldfinches here in the Charleston are of SC are starting to show more and more yellow. It's amazing the changes that are happening in a matter of days.
MaggyNoLia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bird, bird feeder, bird feeders, bird species, birdfeeder, birds, blue birds, cardinals, chickadee, feeder, feeders, feeding birds, feeding the birds, grosbeak, photos, pictures

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2