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Recent content by cjp1953

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    Need advice on what to do about a new feeder that's not drawing any birds.

    Actually the feeder is a wire tube with 4 holes on all the sides.I'm getting a pair of Cardinals,Blue Jays,Purple and house finches.Even had a Downy Wood pecker yesterday.They are eating about a pound of seed a day.The feeder holds 3 pounds of seed.I'm feeding black oil sunflower seeds and they...
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    Bald Eagles

    Been seeing them here in Ohio,population is growing.Have seen one twice this week around a lake near my daughters house since we have been house sitting with their dogs and fish tanks.Have my binoculars ready.
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    American Bald Eagle

    Have been thrilled to see a bald eagle twice in the last few days here in North East Ohio.Been babysitting my daughters dogs and fish at their home outside of Kent,Ohio.There are 4 lakes nearby and a few bogs.Across the street from my daughters house is a lake and I have see this eagle flying...
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    Need advice on what to do about a new feeder that's not drawing any birds.

    Yes I had a feeling but they are so nice to see.We have had red tail hawks aways around.Spotted a Bald Eagle cycling in the Cuyahoga Valley which is only 4 miles from my home.I hope to get down into the valley and walk the towpath down there you just never know what you'll see from whitetail...
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    Need advice on what to do about a new feeder that's not drawing any birds.

    Thanks I kind of had the same thoughts but today my neighbor said he saw a peregrine falcon in a tree in his backyard.We had a nesting pair last year in a tall pine tree across from my home.I did see it around a few times the last month but did not see it head for that tree until last...
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    Pocket field guide for Ohio song birds

    Thanks I was looking today and saw that book you mentioned.Might have to get more than one.
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    Pocket field guide for Ohio song birds

    Thank you both for the name of these books.I'll look into them.I'm interested in birds in this part of the country and my region. I should look into groups that do bird watching as I live near a National Park.Thank you again Butty and nartreb.You gave me a great starting point.
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    Pocket field guide for Ohio song birds

    I hope I posted this in the right forum,please move this thread to the proper one as I'm still learning about this wonderful forum.
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    Need advice on what to do about a new feeder that's not drawing any birds.

    Giving an update on my feeder,getting more birds feeding.I have a pair of Gold finches and house finches (I think as I did look up Ohio song Birds).The female gold finch spends a lot of time eating the black oil sunflower seeds I bought for the feeder.Hopefully I can attract our local Cardinals...
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    Pocket field guide for Ohio song birds

    This is for Ohio bird watchers but anyone with suggestions would be most welcomed.I'm looking for a good pocket size book that I could carry in the field and keep close by indoors when watching my feeder.I'm getting more birds now but am very new to this and would like to identify those birds...
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    Need advice on what to do about a new feeder that's not drawing any birds.

    I have finally had both male and female golden finches feed from my feeder today.I'm very happy to have joined this forum.
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    Hello from Ohio

    Thank you,have already seen how friendly and helpful those who responded are.Glad I found this forum.
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    Hello from Ohio

    Thank you everyone
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    Need advice on what to do about a new feeder that's not drawing any birds.

    Thank you,you have made me feel very welcomed and given me great advice as well as hope for success.
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    Need advice on what to do about a new feeder that's not drawing any birds.

    I'm new to this,I did look up what feed was best for yellow finches and cardinals and black oil was recommended,the feeder is made for these type of foods.I have seen the finches feed on the zinnia seeds but since putting out the feeder they have not returned.It will be fall here in the next...
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