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Post birds, appreciate birds
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I learned of the Hoopoe recently when they went a bit too far North and became a rare but welcome sight in the UK. I love it
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>>4781016
Awesome photo
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Is there a reliable way to get rid of owls without harming them?
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>>4780999
These ones probably have the coolest mating rituals
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>>4780539
Recently found a cockatiel on the street. Doesn't talk nor sing but after a couple of weeks of constatly being bitten, we're frens
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>>4781055
Why?
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THE Cape May Warbler
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>>4781950
They get in my roof and run around and scream all night.
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Finally my birdies started to eat alone (zebras, 6th week). Handfeeding can be very stressful.
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>>4780547
Don't bother. They totally fucked up Risk of Rain 2.
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>>4782088
move out to a place without owls
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Sandhill Cranes have been moving through....
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>>4780539
My bedroom is a converted loft. A while ago I noticed the same birds flying near my window, I kept it closed so they don't get in and they quieted down for a month. Now I've been awoken every morning at 5am by the sounds of screaming hatchlings. I can't sleep through it and adjusted my sleep schedule to sleep earlier. It's so fucking irritating and carries on throughout the day. I like birds, like all things, in moderation but this is too much. The worst part is it's loud enough for me to hear since my hearing is sharp but not loud enough to record. BTW I'm not a schizo, the recording has the bird sounds but they're faint compared to the background white noise, and I'm not bothered to edit the audio to isolate and amplify it. I can't bitch about it irl every day without sounding deranged so I'm posting here.
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THE annoying Killdeer
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>>4783380
You won't get any help here. None of these birdfuckers have jobs or routines. Find where the nest is and put it in a shoebox and move it somewhere away from where you sleep and safe from predators. Don't let anyone see you, best to do it just before dawn when the parents are awake and starting to forage.
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I shot a squirrel with my air rifle as I usually do and it looked dead so I left it. The ravens know the gunshot sound and always fly over to check out if I killed one. So whichever one flew over made its "found some food" honk and in a couple minutes they both (male+female couple) came down to eat.

Well fuck me it was still alive. It started squealing and rubbing its eyes but looks like it couldn't move its legs so the ravens started caw-ing at it a lot, pulling it around, and pecking it in the head for like 15 minutes until it finally gave up the ghost and now they're doing the usual, picking out all the meat and I guess the female one keeps bringing some back to the nest.

I've seen them eat many squirrels but never a live one. I love my ravens.
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>feed me faggot
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THE African Harrier Hawk
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What is this fellow called and does anyone have a picture of it stained with blood? It was face profile picture iirc
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>>4785402
The Long Wattled Umbrellabird
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>>4785588
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>>4785560
Bearded vulture, Gypaetus barbatus.
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House wren found the bluebird box

It's over
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>>4780539
Black capped Chickadee
They're pretty cute.
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>>4781360
That's actually awesome. Good that you rescued him
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the lads
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>>4785607
Lol
>>4785621
Left one is coolest
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Dickcissel.
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Seems unusual to have Baltimore oriole and pine siskins at the same time
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I live around Latinos.
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they'll see you at home
when you feed the hens
the boorras will come
they can be your frens
if you give them some
they came for the food
for that is their wish
just not fruits or grain
they eat meat or fish
over it they coo
they will bring some pals
give some to them too
or the beaks will clash
you can pet them too
just don't be a jerk
the king of the bush
demands some respect
when he breaks the hush
expect no concert
this bird cannot sing
but they'll laugh with you
if some food you bring

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyU7I-rbS08
(vid not mine)
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>>4786426
sorry to hear that
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>>4780539
posting some of my faves
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>>4780547
funky birb
>>4781016
wonderful
>>4781360
Poor fellow, at least it seems chill with you!
>>4785612
smol
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>>4781016
He lovin the black & yellow color scheme
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>>4782497
>>4783676
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>>4786091
Dickcissel
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>>4786787
the neck is long
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Anons, I would love a pet BIRD, but I can only love animals that are SMASHED and SLAMMED.
Any SUGGESTIONS?
I will name him CUMSTACK.
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>>4787985
That there is a perfect name for a fancy pigeon.
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the chickadees keep kicking up the seed i put out. they make a giant mess, like a toddler eating cheerios in the back seat of a soccer mom van. maybe they can't distinguish seeds too well in a pile, so they have to spread it out. they're cute, but i don't know what's their problem.
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>>4788070
Is it some cheap garbage mix? They are probably digging for just the good ones they want to eat.
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Female bluebird seems all alone
She's sitting in the house, came out to eat sunflower hearts this morning but that's it. She made a sad little call at the feeder then flew away. No male in sight, no male singing anywhere. What the fuck.

I want to like go poke some mealworms through the entry hole and see if she takes them but she'll probably just get scared.
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>>4788137
go keep her company
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Man... A bird just hit my window and died, and I feel like shit.
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>>4788930
It happens unfortunately, I’ve seen birds hitting my windows occasionally but they all survived, one time it was a rare Canadian warbler but it flew off after a bit just fine
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>>4780539
Question: Anyone have one of these oriole feeders? would like to try to attract orioles in NJ, and wanted to know what works best for attracting them.
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>>4789086
example of the feeders im looking at.
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>>4789090
fuck im high, im sorry
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>>4788070
Like the other anon said, chickadees don't like millet or any of that stuff. So if your seed is a mix they are digging for the sunflowers. Black- oil Sunflower seeds are what they love.
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>>4789086
>>4789092
They work, but I think the reward of seeing a few orioles before they go off to nest and have to put out such messy stuff that attracts ants is not worth it. They don't really benefit from feeders it's just for humans to look at them. So decide how much seeing an oriole is worth.
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anyone have a system of recording their bird feeder while they're out the house for work etc? a system of recording, transferring, editing down and converting/exporting?
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here's another
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>>4786689
so pretty, the tuft on its head really finishes it
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>>4789199
Yeah just a regular IP camera mounted on my house, the feeders are all on my deck. I have many feeders so it's not close up on any of them but I got one with decent resolution so I can determine which species there are.
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>>4789086
>>4789092
I have the Nature's Way all in one feeder and it's great. Removable cups for the jelly make cleaning easy, plus it has a built-in ant moat and bee guards.
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>>4789086
>>4789271
Do you guys make your own jelly, or is store bought good enough?
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>>4789273
Store bought grape jelly works fine. The bird jelly that costs 5x as much is just a ripoff.
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Trying to listen to the wood thrush and stupid house wren won't shut up
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https://youtu.be/N7L_bd_OPAs
Eaglet was saved recently

>muh interfering with nature
Eat shit
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>>4789199
>>4789210
wood pigeons waddle about below the feeder for any scraps that fall
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I love this little nigga like you wouldn't believe
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>>4790029
I used to kind of resent them for being 80% of the birds I saw when I started birding in PA. But I acknowledge now that they are cool little dudes.
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Does this look like an indigo bunting? Or maybe tree swallow? In NH.

I only saw it in low res on my camera, looked like this deep azure blue with a darker head and tail, maybe white/lighter underside but it was hard to tell. About finch/sparrow sized.
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I come to you in a time of need /an/

My cats found a bird's nest and they keep bringing in baby birds. Now they've brought one in alive. I can't get to the nest, there aren't any organisations around who can help, and all I've been able to think to do is leave it by the tree in a box hoping the mother collects it or something.

Looks like pic related.

Anyone have any better ideas of what I should do or is it SOL? Mum's gonna get impatient and let the cats out again soon and I want it off the floor before they find it again.
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>>4790431
Tell your mom to stop hating the cats and keep them inside.
And that bird is a goner.
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>>4790431
If possible put the box in a tree. Probably won't work and it will melt in the rain eventually but not much else you can do.
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>>4790029
I just heard(and saw) this bird outside today
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>>4790779
I did this once, put a catbird fledgling in an empty bird feeder and hung it on a tree near the nest, parents found it within minutes and it was gone.
It might have flown out, not sure since it never flew away for the hour I had it in a box trying to decide what to do with it. Or maybe the mother carried it out somehow. It wasn't on the ground nearby so I think it must have gotten somewhere safe.
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>>4780539
I sincerely appreciate not only aviators yet aquatic and terra firma animal kingdoms. In other words those that fly swim and run. If someone really appreciates them I would respect the very bodies we take from our common stores to rejuvenate our's and realize that "Animals are humans simply in a different way" and refrain from taking pictures of them. How would you like to be a guinea pig? Did you know that 3 common brown house canaries and a platypus equal the average human being? Put up a simple algebra math test to prove it! I know. Mister Strict here—there's no ritual involved really. Be like them and only "eat when you're hungry" to average out the score.

Fact: There are 32,301% Humans 200.4% Animals & 56.1% Plants throughout Earth (2024)

It's a great thread though. Wanna know one more interesting fact? Aquatic animals are going extinct! Here's another one: The Sycamore Tree has been extinct for the passed 3,000 years!

Well. I'm doing my best to respect the Animal Kingdoms and Plant Worlds etc. etc. .. You can't expect me to laugh about nothing.

Sry if tl;dr.
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>>4790431
As long as you let the cat outside the birds will die. This bird will die now.
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Saw some birds today :)
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This little bastard made a nest right on top of our outside lamp. Any recommendation for a camera that can capture what goes on in that nest and that I can stream on my phone and/or laptop?
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>>4788930
>>4788966
Slap a few bird-safe decals on the offending window, problem solved. Indoor plants or trees/greenery being reflected in your window make it especially tricky for a bird to tell whether it’s just a window or not. Like an illusion.
https://www.nycaudubon.org/take-action/make-nyc-bird-friendly/make-your-windows-bird-friendly
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>magpie found a piece of old white bread
>hooded crow chases magpie until it drops the bread
>crow takes bread to pool of water to soften it up
clever
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>>4790790
Catbirds seem really good at finding their yearly nesting site / natal site.
Other migratory birds seem to just show up for a day or two then leave as they're passing through, and it takes a few weeks to see if anyone is staying to breed/nest. But the catbirds seem to come here intentionally like they know it's their place. Welcome home :)
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>>4790849
first step is to ask for his permission to film at all, next step would be to negotiate an appropriate place for the camera respecting his privacy. the next step will be to check up on him after a couple of days to make sure everything is still okay, mentally prepared to immediately remove the camera if he expresses any concern or discomfort, as the priority here is to respect his autonomy and sense of safety
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>>4789635
great tit
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>>4791154
He didn't ask for permission to set up camp in my territory so why should I ask for his permission to record him?

On a more serious note, I know there are some cats who sometimes walk on our patio so I'm a little worried about them gong after the hatchlings when the time comes
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>>4791185
Don't have any camera advice, but while they're fledglings, you need to somehow pressure the cats to fuck off. They WILL try to kill them.
Automatic water Sprinkler, a dog if you have one or repellants. Best to trap them and shoot if you can stomach it.
I lost an entire young family (except Mom) of green woodpeckers to neighbor cats a few years ago.
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One of these big bois (common pheasant) is 'singing' under my window every morning at dusk. I think it's looking for some cloaca
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>>4789092
Why would you need to buy some piece of plastic to feed orioles oranges? Stick them on a fucking branch.
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>>4790431
Why aren’t you raising it?
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>>4786689
I love pictures of birbies roosting on their little birdy babies
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Bird-related question (kinda sad):
I had a batch of 30 Tennessee-red quail eggs for hatching. Of those, 25 were viable. 5 died before lockdown. 8 hatched unassisted, and 2 had to be coaxed. 8 of the remaining 10 eggs had pipped, and seem to have drowned, I assume from high-humidity (incubator isn't very well regulated, have to tune it by hand every day).
Since then, 5 of the hatchlings have died at a rate of 1 every 2 days. They all appeared to be eating & drinking, running around, and putting on weight. Brooder is much better regulated for temp and humidity, food is ground-up high-protein chick starter and water has the same probiotic/electrolyte mix in reverse-osmo water that I've always used, and I've never had a die-off as bad as this.
I fear this is a sort of canary in a coal mine situation. Should I be worried about disease or air contamination? I just replaced my CO detectors and air filters, no alarms or black mold.
I've raised bobwhites in the past, but this is my first time trying Tennessee reds. I thought this was supposed to be a robust breed. I can't pin down anything I've done differently that could account for the mortality.
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Baby robin that left its nest this morning.
It let me get close enough to stroke its tail feathers.

I'm pretty sure it's part of a brood that's been making nests in my eaves for about 3 years now.
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>>4791560
Also from today.
Caught this one because it built part of its nest out of some kind of plastic mesh.
It got caught in it's own trap and I had to untangle it with some scissors.
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>>4791566
And an owl that I found the other night standing in the middle of a gravel road.
Not sure what was wrong with it but it was alert and hopping around. I'm not an ornithologist so I just helped it get to a safe part of the grass. Not sure what else I could do for it.
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>>4791573
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>>4791574
That's wild
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>>4791588
Holding it was even crazier.
You wouldn't be able to tell just be looking at it, but the body is roughly the size and shape of a Cornish game hen, and weighs about the same. I don't know what I expected when I picked it up, but "Puffy chicken" wasn't it.
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pic rel
They just sploot like this and die.
I'm really sad.
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>>4791573
>>4791574
>>4791598
That looks like a spotted owl.
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>>4791755
I believe it's actually a barred owl.
Spotted owls have more prominent "eyebrows" I think.
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>>4786490
Cute)
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>>4789252
forgot to say thanks for the reply
i now have a simple tripod that i mount my phone to, charging cable connected, and a bluetooth device that starts/stops recording when pressed. so I can sit a little out of the way with the feeder in view and record for a minute or so at a time while reading a book. i want to catch them landing and taking off in particular. the length of these webms are determined by the 4mb limit.
>>4791159
cont.
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>>4791924
can someone help me id this one? is it a type of sparrow?
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solid, liquid, and gas
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I got a pair of binoculars but the cemetery with a good bird population kicked me out for loitering. I am pissed
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>>4791773
lol it’s the same bird, that’s a spotted owl! Barred owls are larger
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>>4791961
>work at local cemetery
>freak with binoculars sits on a bench and looks around
>other visitors are giving him funny looks
>go over and ask him to stop, it's bad taste in a place for the dead
>he mutters under his breath and waddles away
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>>4791924
>>4791926
Wtf even the birds are dirty in your country
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>>4792010
It's a Barred Owl. And the bird anon posted pics of is also a Barred Owl.
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>>4791926
holy hell, that is one oppressive ass feeder, but nice vid anyways. seed spillage sucks.
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>>4791573
be careful when handling birds. their bodies secrete a special waterproof oil which is difficult for them to produce to begin with, and human hands have their own oils which muck things up for them. wet birds can't fly, but i can only assume you live somewhere arid, so it's just something to keep in mind for later. anyways, thanks for sharing your unique experience, anon.
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>>4792265
oppressive how
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>>4791961
Who the hell gets kicked out of a cemetery
>>4792211
jej
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>>4792211
LOL
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>out walking in the park, feeding the birds
>see a wallet on the grass
>haha empty wallet let's check it out
>it's full of cash
>got cards and a phone number as well
>call the dude, he doesn't pick up
>look up his address
>it's the local drunk who lives on the same street as me
>put the wallet in his mailbox and text him about it
evil part of me wanted to take all the cash before delivering it
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dumb niggers trimming trees all over town in the middle of nesting season

what the fuck can't they do this a month earlier
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I saw some robins trying to have sex today. It was a male on female. I hope.
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>>4791573
>>4791574
>>4791598
you're lucky, I wish I could get this close to an owl and just hold it gently
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>>4793409
Aren't you lucky, Uncle Ben just uploaded a video of him playing with barred owl chicks. They're so fluffy.
https://youtu.be/NfRw5b8fIuE
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>>4791773
Spotted owls are also rare as fuck because barred owls keep pushing them out of their territory. They're a threatened species.

>>4791574
Probably shining a light in its eyes didn't help it relax either.
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>>4793773
>Probably shining a light in its eyes didn't help it relax either.
To be fair, I needed to check how conscious it was and see if it was bleeding. I couldn't think of a safe way to do that short of shining a light on it and inspecting it.
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motor/sp/ort here.
can anyone help us identify this bird?
location is Speedway, Indiana, USA (the Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
webm:
>>140756104
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>>4794130
>link doesn't work
shit
>>>/sp/140748722
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>>4794130
>>4794132
>>>/sp/140756104
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>>4794130
Innit just a robin?
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>>4794130
Turdus migratorius carrying something in its beak. I thought you flyovers were supposed to be more in tune with nature?
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Bird report

Just seen a Baltimore oriole eating some suet. First bird to use the perch I put on my suet feeder. I don't put out oranges or jelly but they will probably use hummingbird feeders.

Wood thrush was singing last evening, had a weird song, kept doing this harsh "pit-pit" call in between the tunes like it was feeling extra territorial maybe. Or a young one that's not good at singing yet.

Pine siskins still here in large numbers. I think it's rare for them to stay this far south so late, I'm not in their breeding range but they don't seem to be moving on.

Found a dead pine siskin with wing torn off, partially eaten. A few looked sick with salmonellosis which they are very susceptible to, so it could be anything that killed it if it was on the ground at night. Raccoon perhaps. Better off dead than sick and dying I guess.

House wrens will not shut up. At least 3 are in my yard singing all day. There's a few chickadee/wren houses up they can use. One is right outside my window.

A few hummingbirds are here, at least one male and one female. It's a bit slow year for them, but I don't have many plants in bloom right now so maybe that's why. By June lupines will be blooming then bee balm and they will be much happier.

Bluebird is still nesting in her house. I checked on the nest but she built it so high that when I open the door on the front, it tilts inwards at the top and covers where the eggs would be. She sits in it with her face poking out the hole. So I tried to take pictures through the hole with my phone but they all came out too dark. Next time I check I'll just feel for them or use a flashlight. They should be hatching within a week or so.

Oh and yesterday I saw 2 female rose breasted grosbeaks eating together, a male over in another feeder, and then heard the male singing. They're nice birds but I kind of think of them as just different colored cardinals.
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>>4793413
I love bird chicks, they're nothing BUT fluff
It's good that you can just put them back in their nest and they'll turn out fine for the most part because, from what I remember, some birds will just leave the nest alone forever if they detect predators have touched it which basically means the babies you just saved will now starve
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>>4795811
How do you even get a picture this close?
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>Walk outside to get fresh air
>Accidentally spook one of the chicks in my backyard, causing it to force fledge
>Its parents swooped in and started yelling at me
I feel bad, but the research seems to indicate that he’ll be fine. Especially since his parents know where he is.
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>>4795905
telephoto lens + teleconverter(s) + high res full frame camera + cropping
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House wren got stuck in my vinyl greenhouse today. I was going to release it but it got spooked when I went for the zipper and found its way out.

Silly wren.
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>>4796107
Ditto, I found a house wren within a hole in my hammock singing while it’s mate flew over, these birds must be out and about now they’ve arrived at their breeding range.
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>pair of woodpeckers nest in a tree right across from my balcony a month or so ago
>just this morning the municipal men showed up to cut down the tree, probably because some dickhead neighbour complained about the barely audible drumming
i hate it here
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>>4796380
They're not supposed to do that if a bird is actively nesting in it. At least in just about every western country.
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I'm so anxious about the bluebird nest. I am very invested in her success. It's not the best spot being right next to my driveway and she flies out of the box whenever a car goes by or people are near.

And last night a raccoon was around I was so worried it would climb up and eat the eggs so I gave it a bunch of cat food to hopefully become full from that.
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>>4796385
>every western country.
that's the catch, I'm eastern european.
could've also been cut down for other reasons and they didn't know there was a nest in it, but it was the only tree that was cut down, so i doubt it.
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>>4796387
Man did you have some sort of oxygen deficiency during birth? You feed the fucking thing and it will 100% be back, you're encouraging it in fact.
Use strong scents to keep them away, cayenne pepper and such, and each time you see them, you chase em away. Sometimes you need to get aggressive, I shot four cats who were fucking with my robin last year, one of which was clearly my neighbor's.
And in the future encourage safer, undisturbed and more viable nesting spots instead of inventing some death trap. Never ever feed the predators, it's counterproductive.
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>>4780999
I want to FUCK that bird
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>>4783751
Ravens have been known to hunt surprisingly big game, but they're smart and prefer the easy way most of the time.
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>>4780999
>literally dabs to attract a mate
Humans are just copying birbies now
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>>4790827
Just bought a sony a6700 and a 200-600mm lense to take photos of birds thanks
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>>4780999
I feel seduced and I'm not even a bird.
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How to electrify my suet feeder to zap starlings?
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>>4796387
Kill all coons on sight. It’s better in the long run for everyone, yourself included.
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>>4792786
If somebody returns my wallet, I don’t mind if the cash in it is gone
The cards/ID is such a hassle to regain
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I extended an olive branch to you, the bird so persecuted. Scum, nuisance, plague, some say.
I never chased you away, stopped putting out food you ate, even allowed stray cats to ambush you. I pulled one of your kin out from under a tree after getting tangled in undergrowth while dazed from ramming into my shed. You never gave me a reason to hate, you got along well with the other birds, kept to yourselves. You hopped around playfully in the yard, enjoyed yourself at the water I provided, lived a life of luxury others tried to keep from you.

You respond in turn to this privilege by dealing death. I provided nothing less than the finest bird feeding experience to you, and it wasn't enough. One sparrow dead in the yard, eyes gouged out, neck broken. I immediately thought of one of the aforementioned stray cats. I gave you the benefit of the doubt. Today, a dead finch, one I personally watched fledge mere days ago. One I watched grow from egg to independent creature. One that meant no harm, one that was curiously watching the others in the yard and attempting to learn from them. Brain leaking out of its fractured skull, eyes missing, neck limp, beak barely full colored, downy feathers scattered under the feeder. You staring at me on top of her with your beady, empty, yellow eyes. Dead eyes, like a doll's eyes.

I admit the mistake is mine, I had an open heart. I looked for the best.
Not anymore.
Suffer not the grackle to live, TOTAL GRACKLE DEATH.
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>>4781016
camouflage
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>>4780539
I have finches nesting, or preparing to nest, right under my roof and above my window. They're pretty wary of me but they're still taking care of the nest; I cannot tell if there are already eggs.
My issue is that magpies also come everyday to hang around and play in my garden and last year, finches had made a nest in the same spot and those magpies ate all the babies.
What can I do ? I cannot reach the nest and I'd rather not hurt the magpie but I don't see how to protect the nest. I've been making noises to chase them away when I hear them laughing as they attack the nest but I can't pay attention 24/7 and I'd rather avoid stressing the finches
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Veery started singing as of last night. Such a cool song.
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I love these things :)
Thanks for visiting
Coooouuuuooo cooo coooo coooooo
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Polly want a gracker
xD
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>>4797309
XDDD
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>>4796930
>Suffer not the grackle to live, TOTAL GRACKLE DEATH.
I’m thinking we’re back???
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>>4796930
I'll snipe a few for you when I'm doing starling patrol.
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My favorite bird is common swift, their sight and cries as they race in groups in chase of bugs among buildings brings me great joy.
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I think the bluebird babies might have hatched. I saw dad bird go in and then come out with a small white thing in his mouth, I'm thinking fecal sac.

House wren is still singing over there but I haven't seen it go in the house. A phoebe landed on it and dad bluebird chased it away but I don't think it meant any harm.
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>>4796726
I trap and kill them. But I don't always have the trap set, I usually only set it the day after I see one around. I got that one that was here a few days ago yesterday morning.

They cause a lot of destruction when they're trapped. I have it secured around a tree with a cable lock and they tear up the ground and all the saplings around it. I used to have it around a deck post but one chewed off half the side of a plant box and I thought at least they didn't chew the post itself and damage the deck, but that was a bad spot.
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I saw a grackle at my feeder today. He had these weird small, grey, featherless circles around his eyes. I tried looking up to see if he is sick, but none of the results looked anything like it. His eyes weren't red or puffy or swollen or anything like that, and it was only around both of his eyes. None on his beak whatsoever. He also didn't appear lethargic or puffed up or skinny.

Do you guys know what this could be? Should I take down my feeders or is it just some kind of weird feather anomaly?
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how long does it take for a walking blackbird chick to be able to fly?
there is a blackbird chick walking around the back of our enclosed apartment complex with an older bird feeding it
we got local cats so unless chick wants to get fucked up he better learn how to fly
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>>4799837
>pic
Now that brings back memories
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>>4799892
of birds?
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>>4799926
Not quite…
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The barred owls are hooting.
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>>4798131
Swifts are the birdiest of birds. They can go months without landing because they fly up real high and take naps on the way down.
>>4799837
It can probably already fly, at least a bit.
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>>4798826
It could be some skin condition. Probably not contagious.
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>>4800162
I like that, when there's 2 going back and forth is pretty cool
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Am I the only one that doesn't use any birding apps? I like how it gets me disconnected from technology, the last thing I want is to be enjoying nature and pull out my phone like a dweeb to log a sighting or ID some call. I can look that up later or just let it be one of life's many mysteries.
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>>4800335
All I have is an Audubon guide and a notebook and it hasn't let me down yet.
The only pain in the ass is trying to ID just from calls. Reading a description like "beepeep-deeeeet-zoopitybop-greeee-teetteet" doesn't help a single iota. I try to narrow down what could be in the area then check the calls on All About Birds once I'm done. None of that out in the field.
Automatically logging and IDing birds with the internet feels like cheating, it takes the fun out of it. You're also naturally absorbing less about the actual bird so you never really learn how to ID off the top of your head just from how they sit or the length of a tail feather common to a family for example.
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>>4800582
> I try to narrow down what could be in the area then check the calls on All About Birds once I'm done. None of that out in the field.
That's exactly what I do. I can pretty well guess if it's a type of warbler, sparrow, vireo, etc. plus the location, and usually find something that matches. And if I'm wrong, it doesn't really matter.
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Frens, I'm thinking about getting a cockatiel but I have a question, do they shit in one place or all over your house? Like, seriously, if it's the second option how do you deal with the stains?
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>>4800742
All over, you can get diapers for them to wear during out-of-cage time.
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https://youtu.be/NMzpM-V6mgM
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mom bluebird always takes the shit pouch after feeding the babies but dad doesn't

you think he eats it? or just didn't check
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>>4800742
They just shit wherever. >>4801009 are an option but run the risk of being an issue if they wear it for too long. Alternatively you can basically 'bird-proof' the room they're kept in so there are only a few perches they can perch on, and put trays under there for ez cleaning.
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>>4802192
>only a few perches they can perch on, and put trays under there for ez cleaning.
Are they really unwilling to shit on flat ground if there is a perch present?
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found a hummingbird on the ground still alive , what do i do ?
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>>4802722
you could bring it to a rehabber
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>>4802739
i'm just going to leave it on the floor since the mother is coming to give it food
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I fed them and now they want in!
Entitled!
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>>4802799
yeah that sounds good, let mom deal with it
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>>4802866
update
it died. kinda feel guilty
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>>4786490
nice poem and nice birds
I was wondering if you can pet a bird
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I swear I've been hearing the black-capped chickadee song here in Florida. But apparently the black-capped isn't in Florida, only the carolina chickadee.
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>>4802923
mom's fault
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>>4802802
let them in
you know want to
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>>4780539
test
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>>4803079
Mom's not allowed past the mat. She keeps shitting all over it. Feeding them BSF larvae to see if they'll get swole.
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this thread sucks
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>>4804390
faggot retard
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>>4804392
>averaging < 3 posts/day
>responds with random reaction pic instead of fresh OC
I will restate: this thread sucks
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i absolutely fucking love pigeons. unironically. they are so incredibly cool. intelligent too; a minority of a portion but a non-negligible percent of said portion passed the mirror test on the first go, with iirc something like half getting it figured out on subsequent tries. they're just not active like a crow or a raven is, but they're still pretty smart. take to heart my word; anyone who voices the 'rat of the sky' meme or who otherwise says that they view pigeons as stupid pests or nuisances is genuinely, actually stupid. it signifies that theyve never actually sat down and had a thought about the world around them, and that their opinions are shaped based off that of their fellow subhuman peers and/or memes. it's also often incredibly hypocritical; the same sort of person who'll kick at pigeons is often the sort that'll cry about deer being culled. the deer are cuter, y'see, and haha, pigeons are too stupid to make a nest, right? they're called rock doves because they nest/ed in fucking rock crevices in the wild/where wild ones still proliferate naturally, theyve never needed to make sophisticated nests, just enough to keep their damn eggs from rolling away. but once again urbanites don't have a clue about that.
i appreciate pigeons. you should too
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>Work offshore
>Every now and then small birds like sparrows appear, out here in the north sea.

Birdbros, can these small birds really make it out here? Or is it more likely they've come with the supply ships? I get sad at the thought of these birds ending up here and it being a death sentence because they cant get back and there is no food. A few have already died, i guess by flying into exhaust type vents etc. since they're all blackened.
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Can someone help me identify a bird call/ song? It sounds like two drawn out whistles, then after that a succession of "chu" sounds (like 5 I think) at about the speed of quarter notes. Sometimes it will do two drawn out whistles into only a single chu almost like something caught its attention. Also I'm NA east.

I looked up a bunch of calls and none of them are matching up. My guess is that it must be an alternate call for one of the common birds.
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>>4804430
>averaging < 3 posts/day
In fairness I think that’s most of the board
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>>4805029
They can make it there but yeah often not back, because there's no food for them to get energy back.
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>>4805054
did you try using merlin?
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I'm south of the official breeding/year-round range for pine siskins but they're still here and now have fledglings out begging for food. Is that how irruptive migration works? They stay south for the summer too?

They're cool guys, very much not afraid of people, I can get within a few feet before they fly away.
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>>4805114
Thats what i figured ;_;
...maybe if i fed them? or am i just delaying the inevitable
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>>4805162
It's possible if you feed them they can have energy to return to land. But who knows if they will find the way. Or maybe decide to just stick around there since there's food.
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I must acquire starlicide
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>>4805140
No, but holy shit thanks. I just downloaded it and did a sound recording outside my window and instantly picked up 9 different birds. Still can't find the one that's been driving me nuts because it hasn't shown up today though.
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>start giving nuts to local corvids
>soon they get mindbroken and come to me when i enter the park
the whores
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>>4806463
you’re devious…
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>>4780539
I have finally seen every north american woodpecker. Had a pair of redheaded woodpeckers hang around today and I was so happy. Also nuthatches are fun
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Make way for the titty chicken
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I remember seeing photos of a bird that walks on balled-up fists rather than letting its digits splay out like a regular bird, but I can't remember where or what it was. I think it had something to do with temperature, like they were avoiding making too much contact with desert sand or arctic snow or something. But the only bird I can think of that habitually makes a fist is the peregrine for their famous diving punch attack.

Does anyone know what bird that might have been?
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Security cam caught a big turkey with 3 poults.
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dumb birb got into my chimney today
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There are so many baby pine siskins around and they're quite fearless of me. If I don't move too fast I can get them to eat from my hand by just shoving food in their faces.
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>>4807274
Nice! I am very eager to see the baby turkeys come out
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Hey guys, I'm currently in this region of northwest Ohio, and I found a red-winged blackbird fledgling in the lawn. Given the current tornado warning, what do you guys think the best course of action is? I figured this would be a good place to ask.
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Here a better picture of one of my little spinus pinus buddies
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>>4807341
Leave it, if it dies that's fine because there's about 10 million more on the continent right now. If it lives then great and its parents won't be thinking it got taken by a predator.
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A Veery used my bird bath/fountain... so cool... It was making the "veer" call in the trees very close by and I started looking up for it, and I while I was looking for it it sneaked down into the bath and I saw it for about 2 seconds before it left.

Rare bird to see, but common to hear, with a very cool song.
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I saw a woodpecker near where I live the other day. Don't think I've ever seen one before.
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i love u
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I miss seeing this goose in the park
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>>4808665
>flipped
every time
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>>4800742
>>4801182
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>>4808309
y tho, they're so common
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>>4808668
That's a domestic goose, a Pomeranian. It can't fly or live in the wild, someone dumped their pet :(
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The bluebirds are about 15-16 days old now. I looked in the box yesterday through the hole and their eyes are open, fully feathered. They just stared at me being very still.

Mom and dad are visiting the hole without food and just talking to them, like they are saying hi or maybe "come on out!"

I'm still kind of surprised that despite there being at least 2 male house wrens around singing, I never saw one enter their nest and clearly they made it this far so it was not raided.

So proud of them
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>>4800742
i trained my 1 year cockatiel to shit on the ground. i did by watching her carefully and wait 10/15 minutes. after waiting, i put her on the ground and she shits. then i give her a treat. do this over and over and she will get better at it. however it isnt 100% method because birds cant hold shit like humans.
i clean shit with soap and water solution. if you didn't clean it fast it will get very hard, the poop can stain marble/metal and everything.
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Hmm a bird just flew up to my 2nd floor window and stuck itself on the screen and was pecking at it. Like a tiny finch or sparrow size bird.

My cat saw and attacked so it wasn't there long.
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>>4810059
* obviously the cat can't get through the screen so all he did was scare it off.
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Can I feed birds dry corn/peas/beans?
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>>4810077
yes
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oh shit there was a raven on my railing eating some suet and it's mate flew down and already had something in it's mouth, which it put down to have some suet instead

It was a baby pine siskin. Already dead at least. Fuck me...
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>>4780539
Nigga look like dem Moneros and shit
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>>4783751
Magpies stashed a bunch of chewed up meat in my boxer shorts pouch a few times
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OH MY GOD

now mother bluebird is on the power line in front of her box talking to the babies in it and they are responding. ITS SO CUTE
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EAGLE
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The bluebirds are fledging

2 have left that I saw. At least one is still in the box hesitating. Dad keeps going to the hole.
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The hesitant one left

I think that's it

I'll check later today and if they're gone I'll clean out the box.

Since it's facing west I was thinking to paint it white so maybe I'll do that as well
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>>4810777
>>4810789
Yup, empty nest with some poops in it. Nest was made pretty much entirely of pine needles.

House is now painted white, sprayed and scraped clean and remounted. Mowed the lawn around it finally.

Haven't seen the bluebirds since this morning. I know it's normal you won't see them much for a week or two after the young fledge since they're busy feeding them.
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>>4810789
>>4810967
Congratulations for raising a bluebird family!
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>>4811157
I ordered some congratulatory live mealworms and they came just in time. I am happy to report that Mr. Bluebird just found them and is chowing down.

I spilled a bunch on the lawn when I was putting them in this dish so a robin got to eat a bunch too.
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Hello
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>>4811255
why did u clip its wings?
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FUCK YES

A house wren started singing on the empty bluebird house that fledged yesterday and the male bluebird flew right into him, took him down to the ground! That was it, the wren is singing at another hole again but I'm so glad to know he's defending his house while it's not being used.

I was just looking for info on how to stop house wrens from using an inactive bluebird house between nests. I think the bluebirds got this under control. I'll just remove any sticks the wren puts in, if it does.
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>>4811418
Also shows me he still recognized it despite it being painted white so I'm glad about that too. I figured it wouldn't matter since it's the same shape and location but sometimes animals are weird about stuff like color changing.
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In other news I killed 3 juvenile starlings yesterday. I'd rather get the mother so they all fuck off but the adults are more wary and fly away from the man with the air rifle.
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top three birds i hate

>city pigeons
>they are fat, ugly and act retarded all over the place
>total pigeon death

>seagulls
>their screaming is fucking annoying
>but at least they seem to stick to the coast

>blackbirds
>they usually keep to themselves
>but when they freak out and go full alarm clock i'm ready to start shooting
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>>4811428
For me it's

1. Brown headed cowbirds - lay eggs in wood thrush nests and wood thrush are one of the better choices for them and will raise their stupid little fuck babies without realizing its not their own. But wood thrushes have such a beautiful song it is a robbery to the world to take that away and replace it with stinky brown nest parasites.

2. Juvenile starlings in particular. I can tolerate the adults, but when they have offspring their gaylord nigger babies make this sound like a low guitar strumming that absolutely assblasts me. I am grabbing my air rifle 10 times a day right now to go try and pop one of those little fucks even if it only keeps them away for 15 minutes. I hate that noise so much it sounds downright evil. And these little cuntmuffins have the gall to eat food on their own until mommy shows up, then they act all helpless and open their beaks like she needs to feed them. Have a lead-free pellet in that gaping fuck mouth you little shit.

3. Squirrels. First of all they're not even birds, but they eat bird seed and hop around trees like they think they are. There are even flying squirrels. Obviously these little shits have no true identity and just want to be birds, but even bats are better at being birds than squirrels.
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>>4811428
>webm
i always wanted to do that…
>>4811441
>Squirrels
kek
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>>4811428
I love all those birds and feed them too whenever I can.
Bird haters like you do not belong in this thread.
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>>4781375
That's a fat Chocobo.
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open up for the choo choo train
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dumbass house wren is trying to get into my gutters, I guess because it sees a gap in the covers. It sounds like when mice are in the attic it's driving my cat insane.
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> Bird builds a nest in a dead dingo's rectum
https://reddit.com/comments/11mivoh
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>>4800157
kek
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>>4804430
never ever post again
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>>4786787
Up periscope!
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>>4789635
I appreciate them cleaning up, but they leave a ton of shit behind. I've noticed that rock doves and woodpigeons don't get on very well.
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>>4785590
awesome, thank you
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Birds flying in the shape of a giant bird to scare predators. Is this cool or what
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>>4812194
cool of real
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>>4780541
i like coots less since learning how they like to murder and eat most of their babies.
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>>4804976
based
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>>4811428
Mockingbirds seem to be the biggest assholes I've run into. They divebomb you like fucking crazy if you get within a half a mile of their nests, and it becomes quite a problem when they nest up in your own yard.
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>>4812669
I've never seen a mockingbird. I'm supposed to be in their year round territory but they just aren't around at all. The only clue I had was a cardinal singing at 11pm once, which could have been a mockingbird but cardinals also really do that if they get woken up during a singing dream.
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i haven't seen the hooded crow couple at my local park for a week now
i've been feeding them almost daily for a year, where have they gone?
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>>4812452
A lot of birds do fucked up stuff with their chicks I feel
>>4812957
>pic
k den
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>>4780539
Tree Swallow
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>>4812691
I’ve seen one or two before, they’re somewhat elusive but they are around, grey catbirds are much more common
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>>4812957
They may have offspring to raise. If you know them really well, they may visit you again once their child can fly.
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>>4811428
>blackbird starts alarm
>my wife is going insane
>calmly enter the room
>start to yell CAT CAT CAT CAT CAT CAT
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>>4812691
I used to work in Albany, NY, and they were the dominant bird around the state office campus.
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>>4811428
>canadian geese
>shit everywhere
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>>4813142
them having a chick makes sense but why would they hide?
are they just sitting up in a three for the next couple of weeks?
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>>4811428
>oh you like sleeping? fuck you, faggot, its 4am, time to wake up!
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Awebo
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Just built my grandma a hummingbird station. Set it up to make sure it works before I drove it down. The pump is solar and I've got a half in pvc extension that feeds a dripper line to top it off. The bottom planter catches the overflow and will have some small flowering plants when its done. Any suggestions? Put just a little hummingbird food in the feeder and two or three already hit it, but none have used the bath yey.
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>>4813868
Only time I've seen one bathe is after I water plants, she used a wet hosta leaf as a bathtub.

Just remind gramma to clean and refill those feeders at least weekly and more often during humid weather, they can get mold pretty quick.
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>>4812669
Right now my neighborhood is home to a pair of mockingbirds, a pair of thrashers, and a pair of Blue Jays.
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So my bird friends, I think the pine siskins have mostly left. There's still a few stragglers but I think most have taken off hopefully going back north and I'll see them again someday in the future, but it's really time they left. I'm already amazed they bred in my yard far south of their "breeding range." More goldfinches started coming out now that there's not a hundred siskins swarming the feeders all day.

Also I saw Mr. rose breasted grosbeak this morning. Not a rare bird, but I usually don't see them much in the summer after they start breeding so it's nice to know he's still around.

Last night a male bluebird was singing in front of a bird house currently occupied by a house wren, she got pissed off and flew out and made lots of angry noises. Bluebird flew in to check it out. Now I haven't seen her all day. I heard bluebird singing around my yard today as well. There's a perfectly good unoccupied bluebird house that already fledged a week ago and I cleaned out, maybe he doesn't use that one because he knows the other family will kick him out.
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I have a army of crows or ravens whatever its geeting eery afvxDvlike its getting so obvious
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>>4815470
> geeting eery afvxDvlike
Anon, should I call an ambulance?
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>>4815510
he’s just drunk he’ll walk it off
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Robins have the most annoying calls, especially in groups. It's annoying and chaotic, like randomly smashing different keys on a keyboard. I like calls that actually feel like they mean something.
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>>4815758
do you like veery call?
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oh there was a bluebird singing outside my window very close, but I sneezed and he flew away
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>>4811441
>cowbirds
had one of those fat fucks shit one of their eggs into a carolina wren nest near my house recently, and of course the parents were cucked into raising it (successfully, unfortunately) as one of their own. their natural children all died a day after the cow turdbaby left the nest, probably due to a combo of neglect and being sat on constantly by their fat fuck adopted sibling
>starlings
i hate these little iridescent niggers like you wouldn't believe! They always gather in packs of hundreds in a tree behind my house every spring and make the most unholy cacophony of noises while shitting everywhere.
>squirrels
these shits keep finding new ways to get into my chimney and attic just to fuck shit up. i hate tree rats. TSD
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>>4816225
Last year not me but my invisible friend shot a bunch of female cowbirds with a pellet gun. This year I haven't seen any around at all and there's more Veeries than usual, like at least 3 males singing daily. Beautiful song. I even saw one using my bird bath. They are usually heavily parasitized by cowbirds.

I don't think cowbirds belong in eastern forests. They're invasive here. They're only technically "native" because America is a big country but they're not really native to this part of it. Like cardinals and the bazillion other introduced birds in Hawaii.
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>>4816411
overrated
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Rose breasted grosbeak
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>>4816883
nice fellow
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>>4816986
He was very polite
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>>4813617
Chickadees are cool fuck you
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>>4786490
Is it bad about the only reason I want to go to Australia is to see a burra?
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>>4817109
a little
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>>4791926
Prunella modularis. Just buy a bird guide
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I want to meet house sparrows like this guy https://youtu.be/P_uniPl6AEQ?si=9bcuCEkPEKdUiKkY (technically these are tree sparrows)
But sparrows are very scaredy cats where I live and they don't get close to people, what can I do?
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Was shopping earlier, walk by a parking spot.
There's this cat standing, obviously annoyed, about 3m behind her, on the road, there's one of my neighbourhood magpies, constantly doing a warning call, signaling that there's a cat.
I was kinda surprised, after about 20 secs the cat walked into a dense bush, the magpie followed at a safe distance and continued the warning call.

I imagine life as a cat in my neighbourhood ain't easy.
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>>4820728
Poor cat
Cool vid but I have to imagine he trained it to put them in that pattern
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Welp the ravens had 4 ravenlets, at least. I saw 6 total.

They are quite noisy
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>>4821301
* 6 total meaning the usual 2 adults + 4 extra. they were doing something noisy on my roof so I went outside and they flew away
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I've read a bit about a type of redstart yesterday.
Not even an hour later I was sitting outside and right in front of me, a family of redstarts, the parents and the youngling, which they only stay with about two weeks a year, hung out for, no kidding, about two minutes.
Perfect timing. I love watching birds.
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>>4820728
>>4821475
There's also this nightingale singing.
Which is kinda bad, that guy (only they sing) should have paired off a couple weeks ago...
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I was out for a walk in a new area yesterday and suddenly a huge ass raven comes out of nowhere and starts cawing at me. Within seconds two more came over and they kept circling over me as I walked, doing super loud, aggressive alarm calls. It was pretty awesome, sorry for bugging you ravenbros
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>>4821819
At least they stuck around to caw, mine always fly off if they see me. They should know me by now they've been around for 4 years but no.
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the baby ravens on my roof doing something weird, I thought they might be pulling at shingles but it doesn't look damaged. Well 2 of them + 1 adult flew off when I looked. Maybe they were just tap dancing.
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