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Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 30th March 2020, 17:01
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By snowyowl
Possible Nesting Behavour

Red-breasted Nuthatches are busily doing something near the top of a telephone pole. It seems as if they may be excavating a nest cavity but I've never seen birds using a pole for that purpose. ...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 30th March 2020, 15:06
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By snowyowl
I have switched my black oil seed to this type of...

I have switched my black oil seed to this type of feeder both here in Canada and in Florida. The water runs through the feeder and the seed is never sitting in the wet. Very easy to clean and very...
Forum: Birders Big Bird Watch - April 5th Monday 30th March 2020, 14:37
Replies: 49
Views: 3,105
Posted By snowyowl
We did the same sort of thing earlier this month...

We did the same sort of thing earlier this month for the Great Backyard Bird Count sponsored by Cornell University but what the heck, I'm happy to do it again. Large garden, bounded by woods on two...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By snowyowl
Similar to my conclusion.

Similar to my conclusion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 14:48
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By snowyowl
More detail

More information. This was seen at the junction of Salt Springs Run and Lake George. That would still be in Marion Co' and in the Ocala National Forest.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 14:41
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By snowyowl
Heron in Fflorida

I didn't take these pictures. They were posted on Facebook asking me to id. the bird. I don't have lot of details but am 90% sure that they were taken in Florida recently. My first thought...
Forum: Conservation Monday 6th January 2020, 12:33
Replies: 140
Views: 10,456
Posted By snowyowl
I'm pleased to hear that Canada has sent almost...

I'm pleased to hear that Canada has sent almost 100 experienced firefighters to Australia to help with the wild fires. I know that this is only a drop in the bucket but every little bit helps. ...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 24th December 2019, 12:06
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By snowyowl
I agree with Jim on this. I have six feeders on...

I agree with Jim on this. I have six feeders on 3 shepherd's crook style poles. I have conical baffles below the feeders on two of the poles and a tubular baffle on one. I have zero squirrel...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 24th December 2019, 12:00
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By snowyowl
The name Old Squaw has fallen out of favour and...

The name Old Squaw has fallen out of favour and this species is generally referred to as long Tailed Ducks. Not apparently for political correctness but to get in step with the rest of the world.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th December 2019, 11:53
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By snowyowl
Project Feeder Watch

Any body else on here that is part of Project Feeder watch? I was late starting this year but got going last week. There is lots of activity at my feeders but not a great deal of variety of...
Forum: Conservation Monday 23rd December 2019, 14:28
Replies: 140
Views: 10,456
Posted By snowyowl
I wasn't referring specifically to the Aussie...

I wasn't referring specifically to the Aussie fires. What I said is true here in Canada and also in the USA.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 14:32
Replies: 140
Views: 10,456
Posted By snowyowl
I have seen reports of unemployed individuals...

I have seen reports of unemployed individuals starting fires so that they would be employed to work on the fire crew.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 14:22
Replies: 37
Views: 4,346
Posted By snowyowl
I suspect that anyone going into the water to...

I suspect that anyone going into the water to tackle a Mute Swan might find that they had bitten off more than they could handle.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 2nd December 2019, 14:27
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By snowyowl
My experience is that the birds drink from the...

My experience is that the birds drink from the bath rather than bathe in cold weather.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 1st December 2019, 17:13
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By snowyowl
Kathy; this is what I am looking at through...

Kathy; this is what I am looking at through window today. The frozen birdbath is towards the top on the right and heated one is green and about 25% up from the bottom of the shot.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 1st December 2019, 15:29
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By snowyowl
It's -2C outside with about 10 cm of snow (it's...

It's -2C outside with about 10 cm of snow (it's hard to tell because it has drifted a lot).
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 1st December 2019, 13:55
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By snowyowl
Frozen Birdbath

I've been sitting at my desk watching the Blue Jays through the window. I've seen several fly to the regular birdbath which is frozen solid this morning. They tilt their heads from side to side...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th November 2019, 15:21
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By snowyowl
Agree with Boat-tailed Grackle.

Agree with Boat-tailed Grackle.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th November 2019, 15:17
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By snowyowl
Definitely a Red-shouldered.

Definitely a Red-shouldered.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 17th June 2019, 17:36
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By snowyowl
Bird Song Id. Apps

Apparently there are now apps that allow you to record a bird song and let the app. identify the species. Has anyone on here tried any of these apps and if so what did you think of them? Is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 23:06
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By snowyowl
Good to read all the opinions. I'll file this...

Good to read all the opinions. I'll file this away as a normal variation caused by one of the various reasons given. Thanks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By snowyowl
Thanks for the reply. Yes, it would be great...

Thanks for the reply. Yes, it would be great to hear what others think.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 14:06
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By snowyowl
Possible Hybrid - Canada

These two RBGR visited my feeders during the last two days. I suspect that the one with the orange breast markings may be a hybrid. Sibley's shows something somewhat similar and calls it a hybrid...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 13:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By snowyowl
You are definitely getting there. I have...

You are definitely getting there. I have couple of trail cameras set up looking at my feeders. They are primarily there to catch mammals at night but I get lots of bird activity. The birds...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 20th March 2019, 13:34
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By snowyowl
Thanks for the suggestion but I'm looing for a...

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm looing for a piece of software that would allow me convert files and also do things like splicing videos together.
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