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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:28 PM

THREE lost birds in our back yard this weekend!!!


We have at least 3 Eastern Blue Birds in our yard this weekend. Bug eaters when there aren't any bugs. We are feeding them raisins and blueberries. We will be picking up meal worms tomorrow for them. The bird-food store mentioned that others have been seen in the Bellevue area.

They should be in Mexico this time of year.








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Reply THREE lost birds in our back yard this weekend!!! (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
redwitch Jan 2013 #1
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 #4
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Jan 2013 #6
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 #7
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #8
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 #9
Tsiyu Jan 2013 #10
Demoiselle Jan 2013 #12
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 #13
TuxedoKat Jan 2013 #14
tularetom Jan 2013 #2
XemaSab Jan 2013 #3
Earth_First Jan 2013 #5
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 #11

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:31 PM

1. They are so lovely.

Thanks for taking care of them!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:06 PM

4. We take care of all the animals that come into our yard


Can anyone identify these? The green thing in the top photo is our birdcam.









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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:16 PM

6. We take care of all of them too. They seem to find their way to our place and we're happy

 

to have them. I think they know they're safe here.

Nice bird cam

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:28 AM

7. Ours aren't always safe


Tonight I'll try to dig out the picture of a hawk dining on one of our smaller song birds.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:48 AM

8. Are they wild turkeys? Amazing photos. Wonderful array of critters.

We've had a hawk hanging around a few times, and I hate it. It even sat on the birdbath once when spotted it.

Please, don't add the image of your hawk snacking on a songbird, if you don't mind. I want to see all the bird photos you'd post, but can't handle predators. I can't make room for them psychologically, as I'm completely protective of the little ones.

Critters need all the help they can get. Their world is getting smaller, and bleaker. Hope to see the human race learn to respect the other living beings in this world before it's too late.

Had no idea there were bluebirds where you live. Wow.

On edit:

Looked in google images for wild turkeys. You might want to take a look there!

http://images.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4TSND_enUS411US412&q=wild+turkeys&biw=983&bih=589&sei=5fDzUJuiIIfm2QWRiYDIDQ&tbm=isch

Don't tell strangers your address, or your back yard might get flooded by a lot of dipsticks standing around back there taking pot shots at these guys.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:46 PM

9. The hawk picture is out then


Just remember it is illegal to harm ALL predatory birds in the USA.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:51 PM

10. Love the woodpecker



Are the ones at the top wild turkeys?

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:55 PM

12. Yeah, that's a "Pileated Woodpecker," I think.

I saw one on my street here in Philadelphia many months ago. He was pecking the beejeebers out of a rotten log on the verge...Big bird. I really couldn't believe my eyes for a while...

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Response to Demoiselle (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:06 PM

13. Yes it is


They only moved to this area about a dozen years ago. They are the largest woodpecker unless the previously thought to be extinct Ivory Billed is really not extinct after all: http://www.ivorybill.org/ & http://www.birds.cornell.edu/ivory/

A comparison of the two:



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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:09 PM

14. Wow

I didn't know you had these in NE, too cool. We have these around our area. I never used to see them that much until I learned their call, sort of a cuk-cuk-cuk-cuk-cuk sound. Now I see them frequently. They go to my neighbors suet feeder but not to mine even though I bought a large special one to accomodate them. You're lucky they go to your feeders as they are fairly reclusive birds here in my area.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:41 PM

2. Here ya go

Here's a song for the little guys

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:41 PM

3. According to ebirds

it's not unusual for Eastern Bluebirds to be around in January.

I'm sure the birds appreciate the care though.

They might also like suet.


http://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?cmd=decisionPage&getLocations=counties&counties=US-NE-055&bYear=1900&eYear=2013&bMonth=1&eMonth=1&reportType=location&parentState=US-NE

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:08 PM

5. We had a few in WNY yesterday too...

Had a pair briefly layover in the lilac before taking flight; didn't see them again.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:10 AM

11. We now have at least FIVE of them!!


We must be doing something right. We keep the water from freezing with an electric heater. Right now it is 11 outside.

And yes on the wild turkeys.

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