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  2. Willet. Mouth of the Cape Fear River, New Hanover County, southeastern coastal NC. April 2024. https://ebird.org/checklist/S169019301 I'm catching up some recent photos. This was from the first of what I hope will be many 'commute by ferry' trips (trip report https://ebird.org/tripreport/222918).
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  4. @lonestranger, I haven't tried jelly or oranges here YET. I did get with a local group a few weeks ago, and they said jelly in summer wasn't worth it. I planning on cutting an orange in half and offering it in a suet cage. I do have suet cages with tail props. I'm working with the pole and hooks my parents had. They have a 4x4 with a hook on each side, but the hooks are relatively short. I think the suet is too close to the other hooks, and the cramped landing area may be too small for PIWOs. The Downys and Red-bellieds don't have any trouble. In SC, the most common backyard birds were House Finches. Here, they're Tufted Titmice. The SC house was in a neighborhood with much fewer trees, adjacent to agricultural fields, in the middle of the state. Here in coastal NC, the house on a small tidal marsh, adjacent to an estuary, in a neighborhood where it takes a 3/4 majority of both houses and writ from the Pope before you can cut down a tree. Oaks, live oaks, and pines over 40 feet abound. Obviously, I'm getting wider range of backyard species and flyovers / flybys. In the long run, I'll install hooks that extend farther from the center of the post and open up some space between the feeders. I'm a bit surprised at the minimal interest in BOSS, but the seed eaters may have shifted to bugs for the younguns. Mealworms, no-melt suet, and shelled peanuts are getting all the attention. At the SC house, I bought peanuts almost exclusively from Wild Birds Unlimited. The birds definitely preferred them over the nuts from Tractor Supply. The WBU folks thought it might be because their inventory turns over quicker. Here, Tractor Supply is my only source. We'll see how the birds react to the change on the next refill. Speaking of which, I better go refill the mealworms!
  5. Stared at it for a pretty long time then a light bulb went off. birdie 🐦 #738: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  6. Me neither! Some friends are visiting there and sent this picture.
  7. birdie πŸ¦… #738: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  8. Got to re-find and see a Least Bittern this morning. Also stopped by a place that had 7 BBWD. I imagine they will be taken off of the rare bird list for the county in the near future. They are already not rarities in a few counties in KS.
  9. birdie 🐦 #738: πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  10. I recently had one fly over a field trip I was on, just outside of Washington, DC
  11. BRDL 855 πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  12. birdie πŸ¦‰ #738: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› I have photographed this bird before.
  13. Two days in a row birdie πŸ¦‰ #738: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  14. BRDL 855 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦 I have not seen this bird.
  15. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #738: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  16. Are you going to try attracting orioles, and others, with grape jelly and oranges at your new location? If I recall correctly, you didn't have any luck at your old place, except for ants and bees, I think. Are you going to try again? You also mentioned lots of Pileated Woodpeckers in your area now. If you don't already have a suet log or one of the bigger suet feeders with a good sized tail board, you may want to consider getting one(both). Something I always think about doing but I still only have the hanging suet cages with nothing but the cage for support.
  17. birdie πŸ¦† #738: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  18. BRDL 855 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  19. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #738: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  20. BRDL 855 πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  21. birdie 🐦 #738: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ¨πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  22. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #738: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨 https://birdiegame.net/
  23. birdie 🐦 #738: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  24. Looks good for Black-headed Trogon to me. (Not that I have any experience with them).
  25. Neither of these birds today were flagged, but both probably should've been. Reddish Egret, very rare in this part of the county. And a very late Northern Shoveler
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