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Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-16-2012, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Kitcatclub
Many thanks, Jack - that sounds like a great...

Many thanks, Jack - that sounds like a great solution.

Dap, I put up the second one on Sunday. So far, no takers, but it took them most of 2 weeks to notice the first one. That's so great that...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Kitcatclub
I didn't know they made those - cool! Do you...

I didn't know they made those - cool! Do you think I'll disturb the chickas too much if I try and install it while they're nesting? Poor guys are having a tough enough time of it.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-14-2012, 07:42 AM
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Views: 953
Posted By Kitcatclub
Well, the bluebirds went away and some sort of...

Well, the bluebirds went away and some sort of swallow is pestering them now! We put up a second bluebird house about 50 feet away - maybe that will solve the problem.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-10-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Kitcatclub
Thanks, Linrose! I read their article about...

Thanks, Linrose! I read their article about competition and it says chickadees get kicked out by everything! Wah! Putting up another nest box nearby is their advice. We'll give that a try.

Poor...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-10-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Kitcatclub
Chickadees being harassed by Bluebirds

This morning we discovered a pair of bluebirds trying to oust the little chickadees who claimed the bird house we put up last month. I know we can't interfere, and it seemed the chickadees won this...
Forum: North American Wildlife 05-09-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Kitcatclub
We have a couple of skunks in our yard - caught...

We have a couple of skunks in our yard - caught one in a live trap once by accident. We were trying for the groundhog living under the garage - oops! It was very easy going, though, and we released...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-09-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Kitcatclub
Thanks, Dap. I'm not good about documenting but...

Thanks, Dap. I'm not good about documenting but hubby thinks he is an amateur journalist and photographs everything!

Does anyone know how long they sit on them before they hatch?
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-08-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Kitcatclub
Thanks, Hedgerowe! Me, too! Here is a shot hubby...

Thanks, Hedgerowe! Me, too! Here is a shot hubby took of the eggs.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-08-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Kitcatclub
Woohoo! Checked this weekend and there are 6...

Woohoo! Checked this weekend and there are 6 little speckled eggs! Mama blew out of the box like a tornado when I opened it and hubby jumped back, tripped on the dog and landed on his butt. I haven't...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 04-19-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,965
Posted By Kitcatclub
I think it is because their larvae need to eat...

I think it is because their larvae need to eat the flowering plant and they are looking for spots to lay their eggs, not feed on them.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-17-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Kitcatclub
Thanks, Dap! I checked again last night and there...

Thanks, Dap! I checked again last night and there are no eggs but the nest takes up half the box! I hope they decide to use it.
Forum: Invasive Fauna 04-16-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,194
Posted By Kitcatclub
Apologies, Admin, if I overstepped. My complaint...

Apologies, Admin, if I overstepped. My complaint was not against the subject but against people being asked whether they belong here and being slammed for having an opposing viewpoint. I found that...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-16-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By Kitcatclub
This weekend was gorgeous and I had a chance to...

This weekend was gorgeous and I had a chance to just sit and watch to see who's around. These guys appeared in pairs and seem to be nesting:

Song sparrows
Northern cardinal
Tufted titmice...
Forum: Invasive Fauna 04-16-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,194
Posted By Kitcatclub
I have to admit, I'm very disappointed in the...

I have to admit, I'm very disappointed in the responses in this thread, too. Why do the admins even allow this topic to be broached? It's guaranteed to push people's buttons. How is telling someone...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-15-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Kitcatclub
Check it out! Birdies!

Check it out! Birdies!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-13-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Kitcatclub
I WAS thinking starlings, sorry! I seem to have a...

I WAS thinking starlings, sorry! I seem to have a mental block about confusing the two. Starlings I can't stand, but I actually rather like grackles. Of course, we don't get many in my yard so...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-12-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Kitcatclub
Not a fan, personally. They can wipe out suet...

Not a fan, personally. They can wipe out suet cakes as fast as you put them out and they chase away the little birds. I do agree that their colors are wonderful, all speckled and iridescent, but...
Forum: Photo of the Month 04-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Kitcatclub
Congrats, jp! That was a great shot!

Congrats, jp! That was a great shot!
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 04-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 11,283
Posted By Kitcatclub
The only butterflies we have so far this year are...

The only butterflies we have so far this year are the little cabbage whites. They're flitting all over the place, though!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-10-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Kitcatclub
Thanks, guys! I hope you're right. Maybe some...

Thanks, guys! I hope you're right. Maybe some other bird will use it in the meantime. I wouldn't mind a chickadee or three!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-09-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Kitcatclub
Have I put my house up too late?

Hi, all!

Sorry I haven't been too active - having some back troubles again and all I want to do is lay down. Nothing to worry about, though!

A quick question - hubby got our bluebird house up...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 03-29-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,241
Posted By Kitcatclub
Huuuuuh . . . must have brains . . . (a...

Huuuuuh . . . must have brains . . .

(a shame we can't teach zombies to eat goutweed)
Forum: Invasive Fauna 03-28-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,235
Posted By Kitcatclub
All our critters are rescues except the dog,...

All our critters are rescues except the dog, although I think of her as a kind of rescue (got her from a pet store after seeing her stuck there for over a month). Merlin, our only male cat, was...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 03-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,241
Posted By Kitcatclub
You, too, from the looks of it. Maybe I'm...

You, too, from the looks of it. Maybe I'm contagious!
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 03-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,241
Posted By Kitcatclub
Ah, gotcha! Thanks! I mentioned the word zo . . ....

Ah, gotcha! Thanks! I mentioned the word zo . . . uh, the undead, in reference to a bug Suunto was posting about. The article said the specimens that had been caught were all dead and I tried a...
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