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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:13 pm Reply with quote
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Lately I have new birds at my window, red winged blackbirds, brown headed cow birds and chipping sparrows. I am getting quite a long list of birds I have seen at my window feeder. On the river I saw quite a few yellow rumped warblers and king fishers.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:06 am Reply with quote
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You ever think about setting up a web cam?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:41 am Reply with quote
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Thats an idea. It is somewhat water proof and would be a perfect spot.

The squirrels would probably eat it too. My feeder box has nails sticking up every 6" but that doesn't stop a couple squirrels with tough skin.

Those Cow Birds are parasitic. They lay an egg in other birds nest, then sit and watch from a distance. If the bird pushes the strange egg out of the nest, the Cowbird will wait till the bird leaves and then go throw all the eggs out and leave another of their own. When the eggs hatch, the cowbird is larger so it takes out of the food and when room is short it pushes the other chicks out of the nest killing them. I know there is at least a male and female, but I think there is a least two couples.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:57 pm Reply with quote
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Cow Birds are awful! Shirk all responsibility and do nothing but take from the bird society. What are they good for?

I was just reading about them here. They are very prolific and then expect the bird society to raise their children. They put a huge burden on other birds.

Hummm, I know people like this.


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It would be alright if they would use those european sparrow nests that invaded us. They too are nasty birds that drive other birds away.

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