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Forum: Food and Feeders Tuesday 29th March 2011, 02:34
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By Joe1980
They are indeed a bit overwhelming, but I simply...

They are indeed a bit overwhelming, but I simply cannot deny them the credit they deserve for their ability to not only surivive in our deep, dark urban environments, but thrive. I'm an electrician...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 26th March 2011, 14:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Joe1980
I agree, a lot of birds clean up the nest well,...

I agree, a lot of birds clean up the nest well, but what if there is open space in the structure around where the nest is built?? Then, mom's gonna drop the turd sacs in there, to stay and stink up...
Forum: Nestboxes Friday 25th March 2011, 23:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Joe1980
That's probably not a good thing. I would have...

That's probably not a good thing. I would have to imagine that they may do some damage, and the poop is going to start piling up inside.
Forum: Food and Feeders Friday 25th March 2011, 23:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By Joe1980
Yeah, I forgot to mention about the millet and...

Yeah, I forgot to mention about the millet and cracked corn. As Gary said, house sparrows, along with blackbirds, cowbirds, mourning doves, and pigeons if you have them, will cling to those 2 seed...
Forum: Food and Feeders Friday 25th March 2011, 01:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By Joe1980
There are 3 types of seeds that are universal,...

There are 3 types of seeds that are universal, that will attract just about every bird around. Black oil sunflower, white millet, and cracked corn. I personally buy the 3 in bulk and mix my own, or...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 23rd March 2011, 21:39
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Joe1980
Here the house sparrows seem to like arborvitae...

Here the house sparrows seem to like arborvitae bushes and trees, and a close second is any kind of spruce tree. Basically anything dense, and yes, they sure sure do make a ruckous with all their...
Forum: Food and Feeders Tuesday 22nd March 2011, 23:40
Replies: 16
Views: 2,517
Posted By Joe1980
I too quit on the nyjer. Expensive, and I agree,...

I too quit on the nyjer. Expensive, and I agree, the finches like BOSS just as much, if not more.
Forum: Food and Feeders Sunday 20th March 2011, 20:17
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By Joe1980
I'd be perfectly ok if house sparrows got...

I'd be perfectly ok if house sparrows got replaced by house finches. Although some would say house finches are pests, I personally like them. They have a wonderful song, especially in spring, they...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 19th March 2011, 21:40
Replies: 57
Views: 5,151
Posted By Joe1980
I wish my house sparrows followed that rule. If...

I wish my house sparrows followed that rule. If I stop feeding millet and cracked corn, they swamp my sunflower feeders, and so do the mourning doves. I have to keep those 2 occupied with their own...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 19th March 2011, 21:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By Joe1980
Oohhhh, in that case, absolutely not. Don't give...

Oohhhh, in that case, absolutely not. Don't give the birds any kind of soap, or any kind of chemical of any kind. I was kind of guessing that "washing up" water might be your way of saying "tap"...
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 19th March 2011, 20:21
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By Joe1980
Ummm, you don't want brown-headed...

Ummm, you don't want brown-headed cowbirds.......trust me. They are basically a typical agressive blackbird that shows up in mass numbers, and they are most famously a nest parasite. They stake out...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 19th March 2011, 20:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By Joe1980
I'm not sure what "washing up" water is, but if...

I'm not sure what "washing up" water is, but if it's just plain old water, then sure, it's fine. In fact, a lot of birds like to soak bread before eating it, like crows and blackbirds.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 18th March 2011, 00:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,640
Posted By Joe1980
My rarest I would say is the gray catbird,...

My rarest I would say is the gray catbird, because it only visited 2 times, both on the same day, and I never saw one again.

My favorite is the bluejay. I love their beauty, but more so their...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 17th March 2011, 01:52
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Joe1980
I agree, warblers are not feeder birds, and...

I agree, warblers are not feeder birds, and pretty much the only way to attract them is with your landscape, by creating a bird friendly yard with trees and such. My yard list is at 81 species now...
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 16th March 2011, 21:52
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By Joe1980
The most I've ever gotten is about 4 or 5 pairs,...

The most I've ever gotten is about 4 or 5 pairs, but man, the males just fight to no end, so it's not a calm and cool event.
Forum: Food and Feeders Monday 14th March 2011, 21:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By Joe1980
I'm affraid to say, it seems once a raccoon gets...

I'm affraid to say, it seems once a raccoon gets its paws on the prize, there is no way to deter them from doing it again. Once they get to taste the prize, they will try and try until they get to...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 12th March 2011, 22:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe1980
They are known to do that. I don't know if it's...

They are known to do that. I don't know if it's because they are looking to take out their frustrations because they can't use the house, or if they just like to pester other birds. I've notced...
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 12th March 2011, 03:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By Joe1980
I wouldn't say they were desperate for food in...

I wouldn't say they were desperate for food in any way, because I have an abundance provided in my yard. I find that crows prefer meat, in any way, shape, or form, be it from roadkill, table scraps,...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 12th March 2011, 03:09
Replies: 33
Views: 9,874
Posted By Joe1980
I just find it kind of strange, for lack of a...

I just find it kind of strange, for lack of a better word, that people would put out food for birds, and then expect that only certain birds will eat it. I figure that I put out birdseed to feed the...
Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 10th March 2011, 23:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe1980
I hate to say it, but that is the nature of the...

I hate to say it, but that is the nature of the house sparrow. Putting up more boxes will most likey allow more places for house sparrows to nest. Mother nature can be a brutal thing, and in your...
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 9th March 2011, 02:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By Joe1980
During the day!?! I was under the impression...

During the day!?! I was under the impression that if you see an adult raccoon wandering about during the day, they might have rabies. Sometimes the babies might do it out of inexperience, but...
Forum: Food and Feeders Tuesday 8th March 2011, 03:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By Joe1980
I didn't either until I kept finding bird...

I didn't either until I kept finding bird carcasses in my birdbath. Then I actually witnessed a crow swoop from over my roof and grab a house sparrow, and of course, toss it in the birdbath, soak...
Forum: Nestboxes Monday 7th March 2011, 22:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By Joe1980
I'm not too familiar with the birds over by you,...

I'm not too familiar with the birds over by you, but basically it all depends on if the species is territorial. For example, I have several nestboxes in my yard, 6 to be exact. As we all know,...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 7th March 2011, 02:10
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Joe1980
Serve them up some cracked corn. It's cheap,...

Serve them up some cracked corn. It's cheap, readily available, and they love it. I keep a large trash can full of cracked corn, about 100lbs worth, just for them, and it costs me about $14 to fill...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 6th March 2011, 23:08
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Joe1980
Absolutely! Ever since I started encouraging...

Absolutely! Ever since I started encouraging them, I have zero june bugs, and no damage to my lawn & garden from beetles, grubs, and other insects. Besides, you can't argue that irredescent beauty,...
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