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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ron Funkhouser, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Glad they could help us both Ron.
    I like to watch them but dont really know what all of them are.
    Setting here with a lap bird[​IMG]

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  2. noboD
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    I know this thread was not really supposed to be about the birds themselves. But just like cars that the people go with so do the birds. Besides I buy really nice houses for $6 so I ain't building any. I finally found out which F'n wooden pecker is beating on my roof. It's a male red breasted and the owl didn't scare him away. I was about to blow him when I saw him beating on a tree. He uses the side of his beak not the point. Looks crazy, can't imagine how stressful that must be on his neck. I just wish he wouldn't start at 6 AM. Besides he already has a GF so I'm not sure what he's hammering for. The Baltimoron Orioles, two males and one female, clean out 2 large oranges in about 3 days.
     
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  3. Maybe he is an old school Mormon Woodpecker.
    We had the same problem with one hammering on the gutter. We never really stopped it, just went away after a few weeks. At the time I was working early and it only bothered me on the weekends. Thought the owl would work. Definitely a territory deal, should stop when they get down to raising young.
     
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  4. noboD
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    Like the lock down it has been over a month, getting tired of both. Yesterday was really bad, he hammered all day on anything he could find. He's about to get blowed up.
     
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  5. Did he look anything like this?[​IMG]
     
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  6. flatheadpete
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    Hung my newly built owl house 4/10. Saw a pair of Screech Owls in it 5/11. I'm glad they're here.
     
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  7. noboD
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    Ron, he actually did look like that, except for the ceegar. He finally gave up, guess he found a piece of tail. But now the Baltimoron Oriole has spent the last three days beating on the picture window trying to chase himself away. He started at 6:00 AM this morning.
     
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  8. One of Brenda's friends saw this bird house and thought it looked like our vintage Shasta camper and gave it to her last night.

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    Not quiet a carbon copy but it is cool. HRP

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  9. A picture of my birds barbershop. That's where they go to have their tail feathers trimmed. 20200617_143500.jpeg

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  10. Gahrajmahal
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    The woodpecker is just marking his territory with the “tattooing” letting the other males know to knot come knocking
     
  11. pumpman
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    24C2570F-75E9-4BAC-A84A-7EC9A7B23FAA.jpeg View attachment 4725144 View attachment 4725144 Not a true bird house but we have a visible gas pump on our deck. We have a real bird house near the deck but Ms. Wren decided that under the pump dome was the best spot. From what I read the female decides where they will nest. It’s hard to see but there are all sorts of twigs sticking out.
     
  12. Truck64
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    This is true in the human world as well.

    Also, bright flourescent or neon plumage & coloring is generally the universal "Danger! Stay Away!" signal.
     
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  14. noboD
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    A buddy just told me he bought bluebird food. I never heard of it but will look the next time I go for food. I have had them stay all winter quite a few years and wondered what they, can be too many skeeters out there in the winter.
     
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  15. flatheadpete
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    Bluebirds like mealworms. Dried mealworms can be purchased at any good store that sells bird feed.
     
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  16. Here are a couple of pics.The bird house was built by a good friend of mine at the request of my wife as a birthday present.Any resemblance to the author of this post is purely deliberate.This was when it was first installed. It has since been occupied by several families over the years. The nest on top of my garage light(which is inoperative anyway)was built and occupied by robins for a couple years.
     

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