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Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-27-2015, 01:40 PM
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Posted By fishlkmich
Can I shoot a Bald eagle?

YEP! That will be perfectly legal. And, every other bird that you see, if this passes in the Senate and is signed into law.

In response to a wildlife issue that I sent to my congressman, I got...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
BB, If they are building in that box, it is...

BB,

If they are building in that box, it is a suitable box for this nest according to them. They have other choices and this was the best. It may not be "perfect", but what do we know? You may...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
I would, personally, never move a nest from one...

I would, personally, never move a nest from one box to another. This almost begs for abandonment. If a purple martin house is rotated 180 degrees during nesting, all compartments are abandoned. In...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-05-2015, 03:51 PM
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Views: 25,818
Posted By fishlkmich
Sorry for the delay, NEW. It's a half dead maple.

Sorry for the delay, NEW. It's a half dead maple.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-01-2015, 01:07 PM
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Views: 25,818
Posted By fishlkmich
New Neighbor?

I'm watching him excavate now. Wood chips are flying! He started on the bark yesterday morning. He can get his whole head in there already. This is a real pleasure because I have never seen one...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
This might help a little bit, but since we have...

This might help a little bit, but since we have decided to increase the use and add new neonicotinoids to farming in the U.S., I seriously doubt that anything good is coming in our lifetime. I have...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
It was not illegal at the time, but would be a...

It was not illegal at the time, but would be a major issue if it happened today. I found this:

"The house sparrow was first introduced to Australia in 1863 at Melbourne...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-17-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
Most birds really don't like it. I have one...

Most birds really don't like it. I have one large hopper feeder that I put out just for cardinals. Then I noticed the few others that use it. It's big enough for doves to sit on it. The stuff is...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
Finches and doves. The best - spring and summer...

Finches and doves. The best - spring and summer rose breasted grosbeak, here.
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By fishlkmich
The structure with the chimney is my gym - an...

The structure with the chimney is my gym - an outdoor wood burner. It keeps me in shape, cutting, hauling, stacking, splitting . . . I can sit inside the burning chamber. Above the chamber is a...
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By fishlkmich
Thanks! That is stiff goldenrod. Thanks for...

Thanks!

That is stiff goldenrod. Thanks for that, too! Native to Kentucky, as well. ;)

The Canada goldenrod may be too well established at this point. The first set of photos are...
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-11-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By fishlkmich
Since I have your attention and I don't feel like...

Since I have your attention and I don't feel like looking it up, what kind of goldenrod is this? I dug it up and stuck it in a temporary spot. It didn't flower the first year, but I have thousands...
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By fishlkmich
Some of the wet areas and a cardinal flower. I...

Some of the wet areas and a cardinal flower. I can only get a few of these and would like a whole stand of them.
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By fishlkmich
Ellen, That may help, anyway. There is...

Ellen,

That may help, anyway. There is competition in this section that changes annually. The goldenrod now wants to dominate. That is part of the reason that I consider killing off some spots...
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By fishlkmich
Thanks to everyone. I live in the country and...

Thanks to everyone. I live in the country and there are fields of goldenrod near my property. There is no shortage here. It is a good pollinator and I'd like some, but it is taking over the native...
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-02-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By fishlkmich
Beginner - help with goldenrod

I have been adding patches of native wildflowers for about five years. I have wet and dry land. I started in a dry area and it did well, but it is becoming dominated by goldenrod. I know now that...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-16-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
Maybe my pet shop idea would work. They feed...

Maybe my pet shop idea would work. They feed snakes dead rodents and birds would be a natural addition to their diet. You could even put up a poster at the pet shop if they let you. People could...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
That is a new one for me. How great to actually...

That is a new one for me. How great to actually see your hard work going to such a terrific use! I knew that most rehab centers wanted trapped HOSP, in good condition, but never knew someone who...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-10-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
They live for up to 20 years! Whistle, shriek,...

They live for up to 20 years! Whistle, shriek, babble and talk unless they are sleeping. Then, they get bored easily, so you have to get them toys. I'd pay big bucks for a parrot!

Speaking of...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
I have never had Starling problems, even when...

I have never had Starling problems, even when hosting Martins. We used Starling resistant holes to deter entry. They never seemed to bother my bluebird boxes, but in large numbers, the curious...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,584
Posted By fishlkmich
Great job, BB!!! Some city residents will always...

Great job, BB!!! Some city residents will always have a few House Sparrow and Starling, no matter how hard they try to eliminate them. I'm on an acre with neighbors spread around. I still see each...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-12-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,734
Posted By fishlkmich
I'm no Barn Swallow expert, but everywhere that I...

I'm no Barn Swallow expert, but everywhere that I have seen their nests, they get little, or no, direct light. I have read that an eastern exposure is best for early morning warming by the sun.
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Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,734
Posted By fishlkmich
Strict house sparrow and starling control is...

Strict house sparrow and starling control is mandatory. You live in a good state for them. You need wide open spaces and the closer to water, the better. A good house and pole will set you back...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,734
Posted By fishlkmich
After they learn to take tossed eggs and...

After they learn to take tossed eggs and crickets, they learn to feed from platform feeders, given time and availability. "Emergency feeding" is just a way to prevent martins from starving during...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-02-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 25,818
Posted By fishlkmich
Eastern Screech

I have hosted these birds for more than a decade. They are regulars. I have had both color morphs in the yard, at the same time. This one is odd. I have been working in the yard and can walk up...
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