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Jeff-C175
6 minutes ago, 953 nut said:

squirrels found it and had eaten a hole in the feeder one day

 

I've got 1/2" mesh galvanized wire all around mine.  They haven't succeeded in getting through that yet.

 

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Ed Kennell
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13 hours ago, Jeff-C175 said:

they are slow and stupid and easy to catch.

Have to disagree Jeff.        I assume, like most birds, they have a low IQ.     But I can assure you they are not slow and easy to hit with a scattergun.  Dove have been clocked at 35mph.  I am a fair wing shooter on grouse and ringneck, but due to there ability to quickly change direction and speed, dove are a challenge to "catch".https://www.shutterstock.com/de/video/clip-27834934-mourning-dove-flight-super-slow-motion-take

 

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ebinmaine
21 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

Have to disagree Jeff.        I assume, like most birds, they have a low IQ.     But I can assure you they are not slow and easy to hit with a scattergun.  Dove have been clocked at 35mph.  I am a fair wing shooter on grouse and ringneck, but due to there ability to quickly change direction and speed, dove are a challenge to "catch".https://www.shutterstock.com/de/video/clip-27834934-mourning-dove-flight-super-slow-motion-take

 

 

The "lowly" pigeon is one of the best flyers. 

I've personally watched one outrun a peregrine falcon. Weaving in n out of the pillars under a 2 story highway in Somerville Mass. 

I'd heard of it but might not have believed it had I not seen it.  

 

 

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bc.gold

Woodpecker enjoying the suet and Bluejay after loose seed.

 

 

 

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Ed Kennell

A couple visitors today.    It is entertaining watching big Woody reach in the feeder and pluck a sunflower seed with his tweezer beak.   Then wedge it in the bark and hammer it to shreds.

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Digger 66

No pics but standing outside work today we saw 2 adult Bald Eagles flying above us .

Also spotted 2 Snowy Owls a couple times . I think I have a terrible pic on my phone .

I'll upload it if anyone wants to see it .

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ebinmaine
23 minutes ago, Digger 66 said:

think I have a terrible pic on my phone .

I'll upload it if anyone wants to see it

I'll chance it!!

 

 

 

Had a bald eagle fly over today too. Driving so no pics...

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Digger 66
22 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

I'll chance it!!

 

 

 

Had a bald eagle fly over today too. Driving so no pics...

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ebinmaine

Hummingbirds showed up here in Maine a couple days ago.  

 

 

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WHX??

Here too .... Orioles in full regalia. 

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ebinmaine
18 minutes ago, WHX?? said:

Orioles

Excellent. 

One of my favorites.  

They aren't here yet. 

Should be any day now.   

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8ntruck

We've got a flicker working on a nest in one of the oak trees.  Saw a humming bird fly by today, an Oriole fly by yesterday, and a ring neck duck stopped by the other day on its way north.  The loons should be showing up soon.

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Jeff-C175
37 minutes ago, 8ntruck said:

loons should be showing up soon.

 

Sorry, I won't be there this year, gas is too high!

 

 

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Horse Newbie
On 5/8/2022 at 7:28 PM, ebinmaine said:

Hummingbirds showed up here in Maine a couple days ago.  

 

 

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@ebinmaine… Do you know why hummingbirds hum ?

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ebinmaine
7 minutes ago, Horse Newbie said:

@ebinmaine… Do you know why hummingbirds hum ?

I'm almost afraid to ask....

But I'll bite. 

 

So.... why do hummingbirds hum?

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Horse Newbie

@ebinmaine… because they don’t know the words…:lol:

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Jeff-C175

Quite a few different species around here this year, or maybe I'm just watching more?  

 

So far, not mentioning the 'regulars':

 

Red-headed Woodpecker (not the Red-bellied variety, those are here all the time)

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Baltimore Orioles

Black and White Warbler

Another warbler I don't remember the name of, he had some yellow on him.

Towhee

Northern Flicker

and I'm sure some others I don't remember atm.

 

These are the ones that migrate through, not here all summer.

 

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ebinmaine
7 hours ago, Jeff-C175 said:

Quite a few different species around here this year, or maybe I'm just watching more?  

 

So far, not mentioning the 'regulars':

 

Red-headed Woodpecker (not the Red-bellied variety, those are here all the time)

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Baltimore Orioles

Black and White Warbler

Another warbler I don't remember the name of, he had some yellow on him.

Towhee

Northern Flicker

and I'm sure some others I don't remember atm.

 

These are the ones that migrate through, not here all summer.

 

We don't get those woodpeckers here but the rest are likely migrating north. We see them during the summer. 

 

I haven't seen a Northern Oriole yet this year but Trina heard one yesterday. 

Oranges are cut and out on the trees so they should be around. 

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Jeff-C175
8 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

Oriole

 

I wish the zoom on my phone camera focused better...  just put out some fresh oranges and this guy is going to town on them.

 

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He also enjoys intimidating the hummingbirds at their feeder:

 

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Handy Don

Focus is fine. Not enough pixels with digital zoom.

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