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How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! #6218203
04/15/18 06:19 PM
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Today APRIL 15TH I HAVE 13 species of birds at my feeders....
following species:
pine siskens
cardinals
gold finches
juncos
nuthatch
chipping sparrows
red belly woodpecker
blue jay
Chickadees
morning dove
blackbird
Starlings
yellow belly sap sucker


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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218250
04/15/18 07:30 PM
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Well, you'll be eatin' good tonight won't ya?


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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218291
04/15/18 08:05 PM
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Walhonding, Ohio
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Cardinals
Gold Finches
Blue Jays
Titmice
Purple Finches
Chipping Sparrow
Nuthatch
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Black Capped Chickadee
And a dang Cowbird

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218556
04/16/18 12:43 AM
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I have never seen birds swarming around our feeder as I have the last couple days. I'm guessing I have gone through 20 lbs. of feed in the last couple days. They actually have the snow packed down.

Moosetrot

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: Moosetrot] #6218629
04/16/18 01:42 AM
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Same here Moosey, literally a hundred at a time around the feeders. Like to eat me out of house and home, the little woman had to go out in the blizzard this morning in her nightgown and Sorrels to restock them.

Zim

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218666
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We even had a couple crows come walking into the crowd for breakfast today. When I restock them they don't even all fly away. Instead they hang sound the Bittersweet where the feeder hangs. Never seen anything like this. Might have to stop on the way home tomorrow and get another 40 lbs.

Moosetrot

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218704
04/16/18 02:44 AM
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I opened this up thinking it was total birds. When I am gone the Starling swarm comes for the suet.

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218711
04/16/18 02:52 AM
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I've had these today:
Juncos
Bluejays
Red-breasted Nuthatches
White-breasted nuthatches
Cardinals
Red-winged blackbirds
Purple finches
Goldfinches
Downy Woodpeckers
Hairy Woodpeckers
Pileated Woodpecker
Chickadees
Red bellied woodpeckers
Pine siskins
Redpolls
And some kind of raptor that swooped in so fast I never got to see what it was. The birds sure scattered though.

Last edited by goldy; 04/16/18 04:05 PM.

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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218720
04/16/18 03:09 AM
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At around sunrise
2 pelicans for sure, 1 Egret and one Great blue heron.
Mind you, the bird feeder left me for 10 days to look after a house, dog and cats while the kids go on a vacation


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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218728
04/16/18 03:17 AM
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We've had Redpolls by the 100's since Christmas. Both the Common and Hoary. Used to have a nice group of Gold Finches stay all winter but with all the Redpolls I did not see many finches. Lots of Juncos, chipping sparrows, blue jays, starlings, Downy Woodpeckers, pheasants, house sparrows, Sparrow Hawks(Kestrels), Great horned owls, pine siskens, creepers and now blackbirds and grackles. I probably missed some. I hear ya when you talk feed costs. They were going through 2 socks of thistle seed a day.

PS. If anyone builds some unique bird houses (single level) give me a shout.

Jediknight

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218821
04/16/18 09:11 AM
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Forgot to mention one more (birdie) Sharp Shinned Hawk....LOL.... looked out, no birds around then looked in tree that feeders hang and there he or she sat wondering where the heck did all the snacks go ?????


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04/16/18 12:57 PM
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Like Turkeytime, I thought you ment #s. We will get 50 Pinyon Jays at a time.ame #s for Gray-crowned Rosy finches.

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6218920
04/16/18 01:04 PM
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i dont feed birds...i have natural food. I dont let the birds become dependant on feed from me and stay thru the winter. When the natural feed diminishes they migrate.


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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: merganser] #6218922
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I get about 7 species at mine outside the kitchen window and every now and then a kestrel that comes in for a quick snack.

Like Zim, I have to take out a second mortgage to buy the food. Glad winter's almost over.

Pete

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219001
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Mine are covered up !! But I have one male cardinal who is putting moves on a dove. He will sit on the edge and knock feed out to the dove waiting on the ground. Then he looks over the edge until the dove eats all of it and then he will knock off some more. So funny

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219007
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These are Red wing blackbirds, morning after our April snow storm. only 13 inches here,29inches 20 miles north !
These birds flocked in about 2 minutes after a tom turkey left the feeder. we usually have-
Red belly wood peckers
morning doves
turkeys
crows
red wings
grackles
juncos
chickadees
Red polls
gold finches
cardinals
blue jays
sparrows
downy wood peckers
and cant wait for the whip poor wills to return

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219010
04/16/18 02:23 PM
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It is a desperate time for the wee ones now.

I am SO happy to see them helped out . Not one thing wrong in that . The storms are so widespread they cannot get away and would burn up their energy reserves that are already taxed this time of year.

Thank you all who are so kind hearted in your survival help. Life is not easy for birds.

Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219011
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They still migrate WRR...only the native wintering birds hang Here for some suet and black oil. The migrators don't think 7 months of Arctic is worth it...Haha


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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219018
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Thats right, 330, they migrate anyway. Cornell U has years of fascinating study on that from participating feeder watchers across the US and Canada.

Its the ones who are there now, that suffer in these exceptional weather events-again- thank you all for helping them through this time, even as you all too endure hardship yourselves.

THANK YOU.

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i still wont feed them,the hangers become dependant. In both wilflife programs ive worken in we had a no feed policy . In ohio food is pretty abundant.


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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219085
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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219096
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Thank you for your shares!

The visibility around my feeders was grim from the fierce rain/snow/sleet storm here early yesterday morning that I couldn't really identify many beyond the few normal regulars. There were at least over 50 birds in and out in the brief flurry. From the different colors and sizes I was able to detect only the locals, but I know there were many newcomers in the mix.

After those incoming left, I headed to the marsh camera hunting looking for hawks, eagles and shorebirds. Not much going on over there in the wild weather, except for an assortment of sparrow species, horned larks, robins, juncos and huge numbers of seagulls. My best shots of the day were of a Killdeer and a pair Northern Pintails landing in a corn stubble field.

Jonathan





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Re: How many birds at your bird feeders at ONE TIME ! [Re: RdFx] #6219148
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I have 4 feeders out for goldfinches, with niger seed. On Saturday I counted 21 goldfinches and one house finch feeding at the same time. They’ll empty the 4 tubes of seed every 3 days. Nothing else works these feeders but finches.

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Nice pictures Johnathan. Bearded lady came by for a visit this morning. We feed the birds .Not a one complains! As far as dependency on feeders, seems to me when natural food becomes available they prefer that over supplementary feed .

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Probably 100 in sight at one time. Lots of activity at the feeders.



Today we have:
gold finches
purple finches
mourning doves
downy woodpeckers
hairy woodpeckers
red bellied woodpeckers
blue jays
cardinals
juncos
chipping sparrows
black capped chickadees
nuthatches
titmice
and a purple grackle
- all at the feeders right here. Other predator species further out.

(Good thing Zim didn't get a photo of me filling those feeders!) grin


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This mornings visitor .

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That bird will eat you out of house and home in one visit especially if he brings his LADY friends along....LOL


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