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Old 04-12-2007, 08:22 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Can you take a photo of him then? Some bird guides are better than others. A local Audubon guru suggested that I buy the Sibley guide. Supposedly it's the best.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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I will try to get a picture of the little feathery rascal.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:01 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Ooh, I saw a male Baltimore oriole today. They are supposed to be headed north this time of year. What's up with that?
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Anyone know how to attract more? I have 3 feeders and sometimes think (its near the dog pen) they are frightened away. Do they like different types?


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Old 04-12-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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Not a great expert, but here's a few pointers that might help.

The dog pen might be a little scary for them. Do you have trees and shrubs near by that they can hide in?
Always keep your feeders full.
Do you have a shallow birdbath or mister for them? They love to ruffle their feathers!
I use a mixture of seed in my large feeder. I stay away from millet. I have separate feeders with thistle seed (for the finches), nuts, suet. I also throw seed on the ground for some of the little fellas who like to dig around.

Hopefully this gives you a few ideas to run with.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Thanks, tt; I am going out to buy more things for the yard after work today. There are alot of big trees/pines, etc. But also alot of squirrels which come up on the deck- then when I bought corn cob for the squirrels, they kept stealing the bird seed anyway!!!

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I have squirrles all winter visit the feeder. Sometimes they get on the feeder but not for long. Usually they stay on the ground and get seeds that have fallen. And the birds will be right there with them. Even my dog can hang out below the feeder and the birds don't seem to mind.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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Do your feathered friends have enough comfortable places to land? Our buffet became very popular after the seating arrangements were improved.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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I had a good bird morning, this morning. I was working feverishly at my computer, had not peeked at c-d in quite some time, looked out my office window and saw a red male cardinal sitting on my platform feeder right next to a.... male indigo bunting! I rarely ever see those.

There are just little things in life that please me no end.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I get that same feeling...when I've got 10 or 20 chickadees and assorted little birds on the feeder...and zoom...a falcon blows through scattering everything. Then the falcon will sit there for 5 minutes just looking around. I gat one a week it seems. Never catches anything, but will sit in the same tree everytime.
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