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Old 03-22-2007, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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There's one who must have learned his way into and out of my house by now. No nest, but if I leave the patio door open and turn my back, he's sitting on the lamp shade in the living room.

They do like to be around people, don't they? I'm afraid we'll lock some in the garage and they'll suffocate before it's opened again!

Our beautiful cardinals are still around and they're really happy with me for buying more sunflower seeds. We've had to move the feeder to almost the center of the yard and put another barrier on it to keep the squirrels away. They were doing some olympic worthy acrobatics to get to the feed! We had some on our screened back porch and they actually ate a hole in the screen to get to the feed. We now keep it in a bucket in the garage.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Stanley? That is a mother moose (cow) so we'll have to pick something else. Won't be long and she'll be drinking all my pond water again, but I don't mind when she has a calf with her. Moose are kinda ugly...but the babies are cute.
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Stanley? That is a mother moose (cow) so we'll have to pick something else. Won't be long and she'll be drinking all my pond water again, but I don't mind when she has a calf with her. Moose are kinda ugly...but the babies are cute.
well rance
I have a female racoon whos name is "herbert" lol named her before I knew he was a she
but if you insit on a female name I will lend you Lola my 2 yr old puppies name
she sound like your moose always getting into things.
but Ill trade your birdseed and pond water for the digital camera and 2 chairs Lola got into


karla
I still think you should go with "stanley"
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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Until yesterday, I had (notice the past tense!) cardinals, house finches, chickadees, robins, starlings (greedy little thugs that they are), song sparrows, English sparrows, mourning doves, titmice, juncos, blue jays and grackles at my feeder.

Yesterday was when a male mockingbird decided to take over my backyard as his personal prime real estate. He chases every other bird, including the grackles which are easily twice his size, away from the feeder area. He must be exhausted by dusk because he spends the entire day either standing guard or swooping in to attack any bird foolish enough to think they can sneak a snack. I actually saw him divebomb a squirrel this afternoon!

I love mockingbirds but wish this particular lad wasn't quite so territorial. The saving grace is that the feeder is almost empty, and as I only feed during winter I've decided to simply let him empty it out -- he doesn't eat much, actually, which is puzzling -- and then remove it. It's not as if any of the other birds are being allowed to dine anyway!
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I still think you should go with "stanley"
Yeah, just spell it Stanlie, then it's a girl moose.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I was thinking more along the lines of "Millie". Millie moose?

And can you just move your feeder to the front lawn? Or would that mockingbird attack out front as well?
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:34 PM
 
Location: 2 miles from my neighbor.
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We just had our annual invasion of black birds. Looked to be about ten thousand of them. Our two geese returned to our pond, here on the farm in Tennessee, three weeks ago, along with about 15 wood ducks.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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That sounds incredible.

I'm sitting at my desk watching the bird bath. I've decided that birds are like sponges and are capable of sopping up (not splashing) all of the water out of the bath at an incredible rate. I checked the water level about an hour ago and it looked like there was plenty to get through the day.

Now a mourning dove has gone and literally rolled around in the thing, slowly shifting from side to side, lifting each wing out of the way --and all of the water is gone!
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:36 AM
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Location: Seek Jesus while He can still be found!
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I used to love 'birds' till I found them stealing all my strawberries last spring!!!! This year I'm thinking of doing something to stop them :-0 Any suggestions???
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:51 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Have you tried bird netting?
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