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Old 06-25-2014, 02:19 PM   #31
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judging by the lighter color of the head and neck skin i'd have to say
what you have there is an Albino Turkey
dark pigmentation not seen in the feathers is not seen also in the skin
comparing it to the individual in the foreground....
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:29 PM   #32
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judging by the lighter color of the head and neck skin i'd have to say
what you have there is an Albino Turkey
dark pigmentation not seen in the feathers is not seen also in the skin
comparing it to the individual in the foreground....
pretty cool hey Rav?
if and when it comes back I'll take a little closer picture,,, I'm suppose to be working instead of looking out the window over my monitor!!!
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:39 PM   #33
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the money shot would have been a male albino
with feathers spread
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:36 PM   #34
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had cardinals and rose breasted gross beaks eating side by side til 8:30 pm
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:21 PM   #35
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noticed this evening.........
a red headed wood pecker (probably a red belly)
taking the peanut suet from the woodpecker tree (i built) basket
and then feeding it to it's new Baby ,,, mouth to mouth
basically teaching it... "this is where you get the GOOD Stuff"

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Old 07-13-2014, 09:55 AM   #36
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inundated with female Rose-Breasted Gross Beaks
after two pairs here produced mainly females in the broods.
Man can they ever EAT ....they are like Machines..... munch munch munch
said in Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice>>> Give US your Sunflower Seeds
and we Will Terminate them....
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:11 AM   #37
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Seems like those Grosbeaks travel in packs. Here today, stick around for a short while like a few days eating a bunch of stuff, then you never see them again.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:18 PM   #38
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Seems like those Grosbeaks travel in packs. Here today, stick around for a short while like a few days eating a bunch of stuff, then you never see them again.
they are Juveniles recently hatched out
i had one fly into my greenhouse glass door and break its neck...

i keep the feed bag on that i am more of a wild bird breeder
than feeder because i have multiple species broods of crying babies
flappin their wings helplessly wanting to be fed...

and Paul (professor) ....i have a Carolina Wren that made it's nest in our plastic mailbox... they're known for making them in Odd places
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:21 PM   #39
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Can't recommend no melt peanut butter suet highly enough
the downies love it so do the catbirds, nuthatches
the red belly woodies
and the flickers are hooked on it
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:50 AM   #40
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well here it is Thanksgiving

i just got finished loading up all the feeders and filling all the suet
stations as it is very miserable conditions outside.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:51 PM   #41
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Got a Carolina Wren living in a nest above the light over the back door. It is sheltered over the light with a roof so it is out of the weather. I usually have one or a pair living under that roof somewhere over many years now.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:10 AM   #42
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Nothing unusual about this, I know, but I did see a large flock of lucky wild turkeys today.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:19 PM   #43
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job lot had 18 skids of black oiled sunflower seeds
coming in
i had to return a 40 lb bag back to wally world
shoulda known better that for 18.95 it was to good to be true
it was soooo old the meats had separated out of the shells
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #44
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Yeah, they had tons of sunflower seed but no large bags of niger seed. They had small bags, but they are not worth the price when you feed the birds all season long.

Suet has been out a couple of weeks now, and the only birds I haven't seen (as part of my regular contingency) has been the slate colored junco's.

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Old 11-28-2014, 04:10 PM   #45
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@ these temperatures (ie below freezing) store bought suet
or REAL beef suet is better ..... not so good in a steady rain (week of rain)
as it tends to mold up...
Niger seed is good ....but clumps in rainy weather
better to buy FINCH FOOD somewhere and do an ocasional
broadcast by hand into all the dry or drier spots
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:19 AM   #46
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bluebirds "finally"

always nice to brighten even the nastiest day
seeing bluebird's return and eat beef suet


the photo's came out SUCKY because of reflection off storm door

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Old 01-30-2015, 11:10 AM   #47
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~~ seeing the birds ~~

I also enjoy feeding the birds , i guess growing up in a farm environment, back in norwalk , and loving the out doors. i keep several suiet feeders filled year round. like you guys said big difference in suiet types. i found the best ,i like is located right in the meet- chicken area . fresh beef suiet . and i enjoy keeping several bird seed feeders up also . and allot of bird houses . it mellows you out when you watch them. Frank
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:47 AM   #48
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Just had a huge flock of robins fly through my back yard. Rested for 15 minutes and flew on..

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Just came home to see a big flock of Bluebirds in the tree next to the house.
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Big flock of Robins eating berries off the Viburnums now too. My compost pile draws in tons of birds too.
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Just had a huge flock of robins fly through my back yard. Rested for 15 minutes and flew on..
i discovered when i moved from florida to atlanta one year
that the robins arrive 30 days before spring arrives.

this process repeated itself the same spring
when i relocated just afterwards from atlanta back to boston

the robins arrived 30 days before spring arrived
even though the snow storms were happening in both locations.
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2/2/15... robins ?

.. wow ? while out snow-blowing my rear driveway near the lightly wooded area today ( southington-CT ) , I seen a small flock of robin's 14 + - , out and about . I sure wish them well ,when heavy snow falls I always spread extra seed out , in no snow areas for my feathered friends. Frank.

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robins will eat finely chopped suet
they are not fond of hoping on snow tho

bittersweet berries is what sustains them
during the Last month of winter

yesterday i heard one here .... but
no flocks yet.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:07 AM   #54
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My bird of the week was a bald eagle that was picking up pickerel off the ice after a small ice fishing tourney on the lake. It landed between a gull and a crow and robbed their asses, it was pretty cool. Made a pass about 20 feet away from me.

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heard and then saw my buddy the Caroline Wren this morning

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Carolina wrens are my favorite bird in the yard. I had huge numbers of them for years then a few winters back when we really got smoked with snow they disappeared. I have had a handful this year, will be interesting to see if this snow makes them split.

Everything is better on the rocks.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:31 AM   #57
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Angry god damned Vermin

i just got back from plowing the driveway
and shoveled the walks & clear the door swing area ect.

i go to un-burry my rubbermade trash can (birdseed can)
thats under a 1 1/2 feet of new snow....

and a rodent has chewed a whole right thru the LID

now i'll have to upgrade to a steel barrel
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:20 AM   #58
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Had a good size red tail hawk almost come through the deck window doors try to grab a junco on the deck railing. Banked hard left and missed crashing...missed the junco as well. Keep watching for the replay since the juncos are back on the railing. Rather the hawk take a few squirrels as long as its in the yard.
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i have so many birds that they descend down from the maples
.......it's like falling leaves in a windstorm

i have a red tail that will land on the roof peak
to grab a chickadee or junco or titmouse
on occasion as i find feather piles where it smacked into it
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