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Re: The birds...

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:36 pm
by millipede
shhhh... it's not Spring yet. I'm still waiting for Winter... :lol: We had some snow, but not as much as I'd like.

Another day, and the birds haven't found the feeder yet. :roll:
I see plenty in the yard. Been seeing more woodpeckers lately. I hope to get lots more bird pictures this year with this new camera.

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:11 pm
by C_B
Milli what kind of food do you have in your feeder? Most birds with color like suet. Not just the red beads and sunflower seeds... That kind of feed is known as junk food and many birds will not eat it... The only birds i have discovered to eat it is doves and pigeons... find some suet food at your store and put that up. That should work...

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:55 pm
by millipede
It is just your typical wild bird seed, it has a mixture of seeds in i.
The birds here will eat it up, once they find it. Normally I will see cardinals, woodpeckers, titmice, juncos, sparrows, nuthatches, and a few others.
For the most part I only feed during the winter. That's the only time birds will usually struggle.
I still see birds landing less than 20 feet from the feeder, still finding things on the ground to eat. SO many weeds = so many seeds. While most people don't like weeds, the wildlife loves it.

I am not sure how I feel about suet, like the ingredients in it. And, it isn't cheap for how much you get. And on top of that..... I tried them once or twice and some other wild animals kept stealing it on me. :roll:

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:46 pm
by C_B
There are some recipes on the internet and if you would like i could find you some? They have bird feeders with animal proofing on it...

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:27 pm
by millipede
nah, don't worry about it. The birds here have no shortage of food, so I'm not worried about that. And I'm not spending more money on feeders when the one I have now works well enough.

Anyway... guess what.........
Once I have one visitor, it wont be long before all the other birds notice it... Well, here she is...
Image
Just took that like 10 minutes ago or so.

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:44 pm
by C_B
They are so amazing! I can just sit there and stare at that picture... itsnt it awsome how the females were created different in ways to protect her.. May gracious i could go on... Thanks for that picture milli!

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:13 pm
by millipede
not bad for a picture from my living room eh? :lol:
I can't wait until I start getting more birds to pose for me.

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:19 pm
by C_B
Whoa... How far is your feeder from your house? What digital and optical zoom do you have?

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:31 pm
by millipede
Oh, the feeder is maybe 10 feet from the window... something like that anyway. I'll have to measure it.
This is a new camera. It has 10x optical zoom. :D

Re: The birds...

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:36 pm
by C_B
Oh wow! I cant believe they would visit it being so close to the house! Thats great!