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22-05-2016, 05:56 PM
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Sticking my head out my window, waiting for summer's first bolt of lightning, ever watchful.

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22-05-2016, 06:31 PM
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Nothing better than a gin and tonic. Smile


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22-05-2016, 08:37 PM
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(22-05-2016 05:24 PM)skyking Wrote:  chickadees are nesting in a box on the front porch. They just hatched, and if you sit by the open window and listen carefully, you can hear the young ones raise a ruckus when mom and dad bring back bugs. <peep peep peep>.

Cool. I wanted to get a cage full of waxbills, but my wife complains about how messy little birds are. Now, I think I'll build an estate cum apartment complex for a tribe of California finches or whatever will inhabit them. Of course, I'll have to build it so that those never-to-be-sufficiently-damned fluffy-tailed rats can't get at them.
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23-05-2016, 07:12 AM
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(22-05-2016 05:24 PM)skyking Wrote:  chickadees are nesting in a box on the front porch. They just hatched, and if you sit by the open window and listen carefully, you can hear the young ones raise a ruckus when mom and dad bring back bugs. <peep peep peep>.

Do you handle the young? They are so soft. Birds have a rather bad sense of smell, so the whole abandoning the nest is an old wives tale. We handled the young last year and they came back this year and all 4 built nests. They won't actually land on us, but we can get within inches of them. They only recognize my wife and I. They fly away if anyone else approaches.
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23-05-2016, 07:14 AM
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(22-05-2016 06:31 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Nothing better than a gin and tonic. Smile

Two gin and tonics? Consider

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23-05-2016, 07:30 AM
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(23-05-2016 07:12 AM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  
(22-05-2016 05:24 PM)skyking Wrote:  chickadees are nesting in a box on the front porch. They just hatched, and if you sit by the open window and listen carefully, you can hear the young ones raise a ruckus when mom and dad bring back bugs. <peep peep peep>.

Do you handle the young? They are so soft. Birds have a rather bad sense of smell, so the whole abandoning the nest is an old wives tale. We handled the young last year and they came back this year and all 4 built nests. They won't actually land on us, but we can get within inches of them. They only recognize my wife and I. They fly away if anyone else approaches.
No, I won't disturb them. The cedar box is nailed together which is a good thing. We have wood rats that prey on baby birds, and the hole is too small for them to enter. Just barely chickadee sized.
I have another nest platform in the carport. I need to sit out there a while and see if it is occupied. That one I can put a wireless cam on.
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23-05-2016, 08:31 AM
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(22-05-2016 06:31 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Nothing better than a gin and tonic. Smile


Except a Stolychnaya and tonic..

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23-05-2016, 09:25 AM
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(23-05-2016 07:30 AM)skyking Wrote:  
(23-05-2016 07:12 AM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  Do you handle the young? They are so soft. Birds have a rather bad sense of smell, so the whole abandoning the nest is an old wives tale. We handled the young last year and they came back this year and all 4 built nests. They won't actually land on us, but we can get within inches of them. They only recognize my wife and I. They fly away if anyone else approaches.
No, I won't disturb them. The cedar box is nailed together which is a good thing. We have wood rats that prey on baby birds, and the hole is too small for them to enter. Just barely chickadee sized.
I have another nest platform in the carport. I need to sit out there a while and see if it is occupied. That one I can put a wireless cam on.

Oh well. I am very in to birds. I have a macaw myself. I like it when wild birds stick around. I am amazed that the babies came back to our deck and built nests. They also don't mind when we look in to see what is going on. They also come out in the morning and sit by our bedroom window and taunt our cat. He is strictly indoor unless we put him on a leash and bring him outside.
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23-05-2016, 08:34 PM
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The clouds look super pretty. They just made me smile.


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And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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24-05-2016, 03:56 AM
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The sunrise.

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