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Old 03-02-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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I saw it at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Way back when, when you needed a permit to go there. Heh, I once met William F. Buckley Jr. in the parking lot there.

I see plenty of Downy Woodpeckers, Flickers, etc. around.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I had to re-mount my plywood platform this morning. Judging from the hair samples and tracks, a moose was eating the sunflower seeds and tore it loose. (Thanks CSI)
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Default Caught...redhanded!

The moose came back and ate a gallon of sunflower seeds this morning. Grrrr...

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Old 03-03-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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Great picture! In my mind, worth the seed to get the shot and visit-but I know your moose is like our deer-see 'um all the time.

But thanks for sharing, I love it!
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Oh my gosh.
And I used to complain about squirrels or raccoons.
great pic!
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Looks like it made a nest in your yard. Is this common occurrence up there?

All I got at my feeder today was crows eating the soggy bread no one else wanted. They were pretty grand.
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I saw my first Florida Eastern Bluebird today.
It was almost more eye-catching than the indigo buntings. It's a big deal for me to see it; only ever saw bluebirds a couple times outside Denver city limits in Colorado. And cardinals, which I see all the time, don't exist in Denver.
I also saw a teeny-tiny little bird which was not a marsh wren, not a nuthatch, and most definitely not a chickadee. I'd recognize it again if I saw it, but don't know what it was.
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Moose usually won't bother unless they are getting hard up for food. It's been cold here for a few weeks and they've about eaten themselves out of grazing. Bird feeders are an easy meal. Bears will do the same thing in the spring. It can get annoying.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:26 AM
 
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When I lived in town a few years back, my carpenter told me that bird feeders attract mice and rats. I didn't believe him, of course, not in my yard!

And sure enough, not five minutes later, in broad daylight, we saw one creeping up near the trunk of the tree.

I had never looked closely enough on the ground.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:47 AM
 
Location: on an island
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When I lived in town a few years back, my carpenter told me that bird feeders attract mice and rats. I didn't believe him, of course, not in my yard!

And sure enough, not five minutes later, in broad daylight, we saw one creeping up near the trunk of the tree.

I had never looked closely enough on the ground.
Yes, that is definitely something to think about. My cats kept mice under tight control in Denver, but now I just have one little inside cat. I suppose snakes keep rodents down here in northern Florida, but I'd hate to come upon an unfriendly rattlesnake.
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