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Old 07-19-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Oh, yes. Everyone's been circling and dipping and squawking. The young ones seem to keep heading back to the nest. We see this behavior every year, so are pretty confident it is not distress, unless the requirement to fly the coop should be considered distress. ;-)


Correction - they are red tailed hawks, not red hawks.


Sounds like the behavior of the owl fledglings on the cam in their nest box..they too kept coming back to sleep in the nest box.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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My husband gave me a hummingbird feeder the other day for my birthday. I have a regular bird feeder outside already that I get a lot of pleasure from seeing the birds at, Well we put the humningbird feeder my garden immediately.

For the past few days I've looked outside my window and seen the hummingbirds buzzing about, and stopping for a quick drink, or fighting with each other mid-air. However today's big surprise was seeing a Bullock's Oriole sipping from my hummingbird feeder, not just once, but a few times! I had no idea that other birds would be using the hummingbird feeder too!

I was never a big bird person before when we lived in California, but the variety of beautiful birds here in Wyoming has made me a newly found bird watcher. I'm hoping hubby also got me the bat box that I wanted for my birthday too, I'd love to see the bats come out at night, and they'd help keep the bugs to a minimum around our house too.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I have not seen other birds using the feeder either....bees and ants but not birds. You must make tasty syrup....
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Kept hearing a deer snort near to the house...went on several minutes. Finally I went to investigate.

My female cat had a huge buck with antlers scared to pieces. (cat normally is indoors)
The cat was above him on an embankment....he stood absolutely still with the occasional indignant snort, about 10 ft away, while she was puffed up as big as possible, staring at him, not moving. No telling how long this standoff would have gone on if they hadn't noticed me.

Not sure who was most afraid....
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:04 AM
 
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saw this cool, huge spider with an egg sac yesterday

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Old 07-25-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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nearly stepped on this little beauty this morning during my walk ...need to pay a little more attention to where i`m going ..
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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nearly stepped on this little beauty this morning during my walk ...need to pay a little more attention to where i`m going ..
What a beauty indeed.What type of snake is it?
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:53 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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What a beauty indeed.What type of snake is it?
copperhead .. i see them from time to time here in north bama .. i ushered him on across the street with my stick .. i have no need to kill such wonderful critters
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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copperhead .. i see them from time to time here in north bama .. i ushered him on across the street with my stick .. i have no need to kill such wonderful critters
Thank you Hoss.I don't think we have this kind in Canada.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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copperhead .. i see them from time to time here in north bama .. i ushered him on across the street with my stick .. i have no need to kill such wonderful critters
Very true...live and let live. It is poisonous though...
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