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  1. tclarkwood

    Hummingbird Feeders Spring 2019

    They arrive in cental alabama on the third week of March every year. I watch them on the hummingbird tracker website too. I had a few more in 2018 than I did in 2017. They babies that are born around the feeders come back so if you feed every year you should theoretically see more and more every passing year.
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    Spring Migration 2019

    My pair of Red-shouldered Hawks are trying to make baby hawks.... A lot of racket in the woods right now.
  3. tclarkwood

    Spring Migration 2019

    Spring is starting early for us too. My Okame Cherry trees are already blooming! Still have winter species hanging around. It will not be long until the rose-breasted grosbeaks and hummingbirds come back! Can't wait.
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    Fall Migration 2018

    Follow Up... the Cedar waxwings were eating mulberries. I did not realize there were mulberry trees in that same group of trees. They are chowing down for a few weeks and they will leave at some point. Thanks for the follow up. My bluebirds are getting active fighting over suet. I have 6-8 bluebirds with only one breeding box so there is going to be plenty of bluebird fights over the next 3 months! Ha Ha!
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    Fall Migration 2018

    One of the guys at work said they were feeding but I'm not sure what they are eating? There is a ton of missle toe in the tree shown in the photo but they don't see to be eating when I see them. What I notice is that they come to the same trees every year around the same time of year (right now). The part that is hard for me to figure out is that they seem to be resting and just whistling to each other. All day. Whistling. I'll let you know when they leave. I don't think they are feeding personally. I don't see them eating anything. Maybe when I look up and watch them is when they are taking a break from eating? The trees are Bradford Pears and some type of Oak that doesn't get very large. They are supposed to be large ornamental trees of some type. I just don't know much about this bird and they are intriguing to me because I've never seen one by itself. They are always in a group.
  6. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    Does anyone understand the reason why Cedar Waxwings will sit together in the top of a tree all day and whistle to one another? I see this behavior every winter and I cannot figure out what they are doing?
  7. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    Nothing else new for me.... Wait or Spring now!
  8. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    Red-bellied woodpecker, juncos, goldfinches, white-throated sparrows, chipping sparrows, chickadee, titmouse, bluebirds, brown-headed nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, downy, carolina wren, cardinal, house finch, purple finch (female only), pine warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, blue jay and crow on the propery this past week. I went down to the Florida gulf coast for Christmas and was amazed at the number of warblers that have flooded the Panama City area that is still devestated in many areas from Hurricane Michael. Happpy New Year!
  9. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    My yard has been very unremarkable for the last 3 weeks. Nothing interesting at all. We have had rain a lot so I'm wondering if that has affected how much the birds are out and about? I had a Ruby Crowned Kinglet visit me about this time of the year a few years ago. It is cool when he fluffs the tuft feathers up on his head and you can see that little red dot on the top of his head. Cool little bird. As small as a chickadee.
  10. tclarkwood

    Western kingbird birdhouse

    From what I read on the internet, they use open nests so they probably would not use a bird house. I saw one article from 2013 that said if you put out seed and suet on a feeder that they might develop a taste for seed or suet. Apparently, they like berries better than seeds so you could plant some wild berry trees? Other than that, it is insects and I'm sure you do not want more insects on your property. I have an Eastern Phoebe that hangs out occasionally at my bird feeders and my bird bath. I would suggest a bird bath to get one of them close to your house for observation. Most birds will use a bird bath. Do some Google research to determine what type of berry is their favorite because I saw several articles that said they eat berries.
  11. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    White-throated sparrows showed up today. I find it interesting that I have 2 female purple finches but no males. Tons of goldfinches emptying my thistle feeder.
  12. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    As long as it eats HOSP it is good with me! They have taken over urban areas and they disrupt so many desirable cavity nesters. Bring in more Sharpies!
  13. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    So just your lens is 1500 bucks! Wow!
  14. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    Dred... What camera are using for your photos? They look pretty good!
  15. tclarkwood

    Fall Migration 2018

    It was a female purple finch . Sorry about photo quality
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