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Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-16-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
I appreciate your advice, fishlkmich. I can...

I appreciate your advice, fishlkmich. I can wait. I feel so bad at having a box that is too small.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-15-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
Well, it appears the 6 inch diameter PVC is not...

Well, it appears the 6 inch diameter PVC is not as easy to find as we thought. We'll try one more place today and special order if we have to and replace the boxes we've given to others, even though...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-13-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
Thank you for the pictures, I just could not...

Thank you for the pictures, I just could not picture what you did. That is quite ingenious. I showed this to one of my children and he asked if Downys can get to it?
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-11-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
Ellen, I am trying to picture what you did...

Ellen,

I am trying to picture what you did with your upside-down suet feeder. Do you have a photo? What the HOSP do is hover and peck at the suet which drops some to the ground.

I think I...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-10-2015, 01:02 PM
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Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
My husband said that 6" diameter pvc pipe is not...

My husband said that 6" diameter pvc pipe is not hard to find. I like the design of this, so if we could do the same, just bigger, I'd rather do that.

Oh, at least one native bird does not like...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-10-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
Hmm... back to the drawing board. We want to do...

Hmm... back to the drawing board. We want to do what is best for the birds, so will see what we can do this season yet. I never heard anything wrong with the size before. That was news. We knew...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-29-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
It has, in the past. We got eight males in at...

It has, in the past. We got eight males in at one time. Since we opened up the boxes, they went elsewhere and have no interest in these feathers. We'll keep trying to move it around.

They...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-27-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
After two full years of HOSP not even looking at...

After two full years of HOSP not even looking at the nesting boxes, we have a determined pair this year. They never cared before this. I have to wonder if they came from the neighbour's about a...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-14-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
Finally answering this. Not too much here. The...

Finally answering this. Not too much here. The crops are not planted right up to the creek, so there is space, but it is used for grazing.

I recently read that any grassland less than 40 acres...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-20-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
Every time I go into town, I see all the...

Every time I go into town, I see all the so-called development ever creeping toward me. There is still a long ways to go, but in the mean time old homesteads are being tore down with all their trees...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-19-2014, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
The freezer is cleared out again... yay! We now...

The freezer is cleared out again... yay! We now do not have to drive as far to pass it on.

I received the local Audubon's newsletter yesterday. They are seeking more bluebird trail monitors. ...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-10-2014, 11:41 AM
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Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
We are in Central Iowa, out in the country. I...

We are in Central Iowa, out in the country. I have a friend in town who has a problem, but there's not a lot she can do about it being surrounded by neighbors.

We enjoy all the native sparrows,...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-31-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
My husband actually picked up a small chest...

My husband actually picked up a small chest freezer. I need all available freezer space for the upcoming harvest. I kind of cheat on tomatoes. When they are ready for picking, I put them in...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
Ellen, that is quite disappointing. We're they...

Ellen, that is quite disappointing. We're they raptor rehabs? When we dropped off our HOSP and Starlings, she was ever so grateful because they feed their raptors day old chicks, but they want the...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-14-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
I've heard that about some caged birds, they need...

I've heard that about some caged birds, they need a lot of interaction. I think it would be more time than we could give right now.

We just dropped off a batch of "raptor food" on Friday. ...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-09-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Birding Bunch
You know, I have thought about keeping a Starling...

You know, I have thought about keeping a Starling as a pet. Just briefly. But then I was afraid I would come to care about them too much. I did feel bad the first one I took out of a trap. It was...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-07-2014, 02:50 PM
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Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
Thank you both; we are enjoying having these...

Thank you both; we are enjoying having these birds around, plus all the others in the trees.

About the EUST trying to get into the Bluebird box, he couldn't reach in very far and they are not...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
Update

It was this thread that brought me to this site a couple of years ago, so I thought to update you all on the bird situation around here.

We have a few annoying HOSP around, but nothing like...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-01-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
Yesterday we had some birders come over to try...

Yesterday we had some birders come over to try and see a bird we had here earlier. Not knowing how they felt about trapping, I meant to put away the HOSP trap. Alas, I forgot. But I need not have...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-20-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
We came home to a surprise after a long day out...

We came home to a surprise after a long day out of town... We forgot to block the entrance to the sparrow trap and in the fading light my husband saw something was in there. Oh was there ever. 21...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-24-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
I hope it is ok to throw this on here... ...

I hope it is ok to throw this on here...

Just a little bit ago we saw in our yard for the first time a Bluebird!! We would see them closer to the creek, but never in the yard!! This was pretty...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
We have a new martin house with 6 compartments. ...

We have a new martin house with 6 compartments. We bought that before realizing house sparrows would be a problem. We talked to friends before we put it up and learned a bit what HOSP can do. So...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-18-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Birding Bunch
Do House Sparrows nest in trees? I thought they...

Do House Sparrows nest in trees? I thought they were cavity, but one of the children pointed out a nest where a female has been coming and going and they hear the chirping. It is well above my...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-11-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
BeeWonderful, We purchased the trap at Deluxe...

BeeWonderful, We purchased the trap at Deluxe Repeating Sparrow Traps (http://www.sparrowtraps.net/index.htm). It seems pretty basic. We feel it was worth the money in the short time we've used it...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By Birding Bunch
Not a single taker today, even with the...

Not a single taker today, even with the replenishment of feathers before the winds kicked in again. It seems it is only after we move the trap, yet again, that we get any trapped. We want to keep...
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