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Old 02-01-2009, 09:34 PM   #51
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Some thought Roger had a cigarette in the pix of him at the feeder. This is to assure everyone that is not the case. He is not a smoker, never has been. I quit in 1991.

I cropped that part of the pic to show better that the white line in question is just snow. Enlarge it to see better.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #52
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I might not be high on your list very soon. .
I'm not sure why you would think that?

I consider deer nasty vermin. I am avid supporter of not feeding deer. I don't have deer at my bird feeders, so I am lucky there. My feeders are in the fenced back yard, where the dogs keep any critters away.

My mom has deer problems at her feeders... she still feed the birds, but she only puts out one quart of seed per day... she has found that's enough seed to bring the birds in for her to look at, but its not enough to feed the deer. The deer beg her to put more food out for them, but she has learned not to be intimidated when they stare at her through her patio door.

I wouldn't stop feeding birds, if you enjoy it... I would just alter the feeding methods, so your bird feeders don't become deer feeders.
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Very interesting discussion here. Just because we have saved an animal - or a population of them - doesn't mean that we have saved their viable habitats which are essential to the ongoing of their species.

My neighbor's daughter raised a deer. Its mother had been killed in the road and she raised the fawn on a bottle. Like the film 'The Yearling' the fawn was always getting into things - jumping the fence, tearing up the garden and stomping clothes from the clothesline. He was a nuisance but also a member of the family. Eventually she released the deer into the woods. Each year he would come back but more and more he became a deer in the woods.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:05 AM   #54
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Lovely story.......
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:27 PM   #55
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Visitors to our feeder last May. They cleaned out a full feeder in a couple of hours!
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:23 PM   #56
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Visitors to our feeder last May. They cleaned out a full feeder in a couple of hours!
Oh my ... lucky lucky you!!!! I would love to see an evening grosbeak, but they don't come this far south. Or a rose-breasted would be wonderful, too.

It's cool to see the northern birds occasionally in their summer plumage when I'm on vacation. I saw a goldfinch once in the smokies ... I was shocked. that is one gorgeous little bird. I always thought it looked like a miniature evening grosbeak in photos, except for the pretty beak of the grosbeak.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:37 AM   #57
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Oh wow Maggy, that bluebird is so pretty!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:21 AM   #58
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Hazelnut, I think how we perceive deer probably depends a lot upon geography. I'm not that familiar with Alabama? Perhaps your state doesn't have the same type of whitetail population problems that exist in IL/WI/MI/IA
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No Butts about it Dapjwy...Your red-wings have flown the coop!
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Butt, butt, butt, But then again, maybe these aren't your birds after all.
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Butt, butt, butt, But then again, maybe these aren't your birds after all.
Nah, I think mine are hanging out around here.

Looks like you have some of your own birds!
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