Birds

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  1. Von Jones

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    I have a big tree in my backyard and I have gotten pooped on a few times. I figured out their feeding time when all I can hear is bird noises it's time for me to move from under the tree.
     
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    So people do get pooped on......crap.....:(:mad::(:mad::(.
     
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  3. Patsy Faye

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    I must have been missing in action to miss this thread - I love the birdies - except for seagulls :mad:
    My favourites are Crows - Cockatoos and Blackbirds, Wagtails, oh and these …….

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  4. Patsy Faye

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    Not to forget the magnificent Eagle
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  5. Bill Boggs

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    Having reads comments here on 'birds' I keep remembering
    Ben Franklin wanted our national bird to be the turkey. Never
    thought much about a turkey untill recently. There is a turkey
    in a tv commercial where the turkey goes surfing or paddling
    on a board, I'm sure there's a name for it which I do not know,
    and I do not know what the point or subject of the commercial
    except to say, I like the commercial because he/she mimics
    our human traits. Not always but sometimes a commercial is
    more entertaining than the program it appeaars in. Let me say
    this to stay on subject, "I like this turkey," no doubt because of the
    way the advertising agency presented him.
     
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    @Bill Boggs I'm glad the turkey thing didn't pan out. It just wouldn't be the same, would it? :D

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  7. Shirley Martin

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    I like all birds except crows, starlings and house sparrows.
     
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  8. Ken Anderson

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    Pretty much the only birds we get at our feeder are blue jays, chickadees, an occasional cardinal, and some brown birds that I don't know what they are. Oh, and pigeons, but I chase them away. It's not that I hate pigeons; I just can't afford to feed them. We started out with the same four pigeons and that was okay, but now we get twenty or thirty of them at a time. They also make a mess of things. We have crows and robins in the yard all the time but I have never seen them at the feeder. The robins like to steal the worms out of my outdoor compost pile. But what's not to like about a robin?

    I like the blue jays the best. They have an ongoing competition with the squirrels, which is fun to watch, and they usually come in pairs. One stands guard while the other grabs a peanut and flies away. One, in particular, I recognize because the blue coloring is brighter, but mostly because s/he always takes two peanuts and sometimes tries to fit three in, then flies to the adjacent tree and eats them. I can't tell how the thing manages to stand on a branch and eat two peanuts without dropping one of them.
     
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  9. Shirley Martin

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    We have brown headed cowbirds passing through in the spring. There are sometimes huge flocks of them. They will empty a feeder in a matter of minutes. They don't stay long, though.
     
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  11. Bill Boggs

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    I also have the flock of cowbirds occasionally. I also have bluebirds, three or fourpair and too have it with the squirrels.
    I like to watch them.
     
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