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What kinda birds ya seeing in the morning?
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GregWis    Posted 04-14-2003 at 19:15:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was pleased as punched when i saw both a Great Blus Heron and a Snowy Egret fly over the farm on my way to the barn this morning. We dont get visited by them much except a few days in spring. I was wondering what kind of birds folks are seeing in the morning at your place?


williamf    Posted 04-15-2003 at 15:23:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We're getting goldfinches at the feeder now. Doves, towhees, cardinals, sparrows and such on the cracked corn on the front lawn. A pair of green herons nested just up the hill from our pond last year. I saw one working the frogs Saturday, hope they'll be back.
At work, the Canada geese are moved in again. Every time I see them it's a wonder. Thirty-five or forty years ago Daddy took me goose hunting on the Outer Banks. We were told we had to face the floor of the blind 'til we heard them close, they'd flare if they saw the shine of our faces. Now I have to kick them off the sidewalk to get into the mill.
Wm


Tom A    Posted 04-15-2003 at 05:09:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Right now we've got a pretty good collection:

lots of bluebirds; several varieties of woodpecker; robins; one kingbird; chickadees; buzzards; at least one pair of great horned owl; a pair of mallards; flocks of cardinals; a bunch of starlings; finches and sparrows; a few crows; and some wild turkeys.

Any day we should have both barn and cliff swallows show up and start to rebuild, as well as two kinds of heron that visit for a few days each spring and fall.

Tom


Fawteen    Posted 04-15-2003 at 03:54:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mostly crows and starlings in the morning. During the course of the day I'll get a look at the pair of Mallards and the pair of Canada geese that are staying in the marsh for the moment, the Eagle that nests upstream a ways, red-wing blackbirds, robins, chickadees, and various ducks and seabirds (I live within spittin' distance of the Atlantic)

Haven't seen our Great Blue Heron yet this year but I expect he'll be along directly.


Salmoneye    Posted 04-15-2003 at 03:40:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mallards, Blacks, Canada and Snowy Geese, Chickadees, Robins, Cardinals, Grackles, Gulls, Crows and Ravens, the occasional early morning Turkey at the far end of the meadow...


DeadCarp    Posted 04-14-2003 at 22:05:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
This morning i saw my first heron of the year, flopping his way downriver in a sidewind - seen up to 7 trumpeter swans doing wheelies at once and now the ice is gone & seagulls are mating in the middle of the lake. Good to see them all :)


Sid    Posted 04-14-2003 at 21:07:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife says the first bird she sees is an old buzzard. The pasr feww mornings I have been hearing more often than seeing is a woodpecker. I have seen him several times and it is according to pictures in a bird book one of those big ones that I can not spell or pronounce his name. It is supossed to be rare according to a couple of books.


ol Henry    Posted 04-14-2003 at 20:16:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
STARLINGS!!!!! and they keep pulling the leaves off of my tomato plants, I had to make some cages out of chicken wire to put around them to try to keep the birds out........ Now that thats out of the way,I have seen quite a few bluewing teal loafing on the ponds as they work their way back North, The brown thresher is back and is going through all of the leaves that I am too lazy to rake away from the fence, and that pesky mocking bird is back on his station on the light pole where he can divebomb the dog. It's nice to sit and drink coffee in the morning and watch the birds,


Willy-N    Posted 04-14-2003 at 19:29:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right now we have 1,000s of Swans and Cranes flying over our place. We are under the flite path for them. Some times they land in the ponds around here for a break. The Robins, Blue Birds, Swallows, Red Wing Black Birds, many types of Ducks are now showing up around the house. Pond has the regulars back hope the water holds out long enought for the babys to hatch this year. Last year was a bad year because of the big fire the year befor that one we had. Mark H.


cletus    Posted 04-15-2003 at 14:55:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some folks a couple valleys over live on a large lake. They slay a bunch of swans and swear by their taste. Have any of y'all ever eating one?


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