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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th August 2012, 14:42
Replies: 0
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Posted By JMomOhio
Conjunctivitis & Other Bird Diseases

Hi,
I have a number of house finch and Am Goldfinch coming to my feeders with eye problems and one house finch with an irritated head. It looks red and scabby and the feathers stick up. I keep my...
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 20th July 2012, 13:03
Replies: 22
Views: 2,897
Posted By JMomOhio
Hmmmm.....trying again! The photo didn't come...

Hmmmm.....trying again! The photo didn't come thru on the previous post!
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 20th July 2012, 13:00
Replies: 22
Views: 2,897
Posted By JMomOhio
They blend in so well with stems of plants that...

They blend in so well with stems of plants that you barely notice them. I went back to find the picture and it was a monarch! I didn't notice it until I was just ready to snap the photo. They love...
Forum: Hummingbirds Saturday 14th July 2012, 12:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By JMomOhio
Fall migration is when my feeders are the...

Fall migration is when my feeders are the busiest! It should be interesting to see how many come thru this year! Very strange!
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 13th July 2012, 15:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By JMomOhio
What's happened to the hummers this year?

I live in southern Ohio and usually get about 5 pairs of hummers every year! This year a male came in and it's only been a few weeks since I finally saw a female. Everyone I know who keeps...
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 13th July 2012, 15:48
Replies: 22
Views: 2,897
Posted By JMomOhio
I've never seen any on my feeders, but I try to...

I've never seen any on my feeders, but I try to hang them away from areas where I've seen praying mantis frequent! I saw one grab a swallowtail butterfly and shred it before my eyes! That was just...
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 13th July 2012, 14:49
Replies: 31
Views: 37,182
Posted By JMomOhio
Me and my stepdaughters are having the same...

Me and my stepdaughters are having the same problem! I've been making my nectar the same way as I have for years...........hottest tap water I can get, no boiling, but our nectar is still clouding...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st May 2012, 13:11
Replies: 14
Views: 2,691
Posted By JMomOhio
Thanks for all the replies. I think I found the...

Thanks for all the replies. I think I found the answer. I pulled out the nesting material that the sparrows had put in the box, took down the feeder near the box that had cracked corn in the mix...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 14th May 2012, 17:34
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By JMomOhio
Permanent resident, huh? Gee, I wonder why we...

Permanent resident, huh? Gee, I wonder why we don't see them very often. I think they are so striking!!
Forum: Canon Thursday 10th May 2012, 13:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By JMomOhio
Thanks everyone! I'm pretty much a rookie with a...

Thanks everyone! I'm pretty much a rookie with a DSLR!! For the most part I have stuck with the 'rookie' settings, but now I'm trying to play around with other modes in the creative range. I'm...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 8th May 2012, 15:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By JMomOhio
Thanks for the reply. I keep my lenses clean and...

Thanks for the reply. I keep my lenses clean and have never had problems with the blurring before. I can't seem to figure out what is causing this. My autozoom does a lot of hunting, but it seems...
Forum: Canon Monday 7th May 2012, 14:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By JMomOhio
Dirty Sensor??

All of a sudden my pictures look like crap. I have a Canon 40D and have never had it serviced. I spend a lot of time in the woods and on dirt roads to get to them. I'm hoping this is just a dirty...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 02:20
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By JMomOhio
Just curious because I read that they will take...

Just curious because I read that they will take over other bird's cavities, eat the eggs and nestlings. I have a red Morph screech owl I have been watching for months and was worried the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 01:57
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By JMomOhio
Redheaded Woodpecker Surprise!

Today I saw a pair of Redheaded woodpeckers for the first time in at least 6 years!! The last time was in the winter and we only saw it for a few days! Do they breed in Ohio? I couldn't seem to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th April 2012, 15:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,691
Posted By JMomOhio
They will wait for a blue bird to go into the box...

They will wait for a blue bird to go into the box and follow them in, trap them and peck them to death. They will also kill the babies.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th April 2012, 15:06
Replies: 14
Views: 2,691
Posted By JMomOhio
I know someone who has trouble with them in his...

I know someone who has trouble with them in his purple martin houses too. He just shoots them, but I really don't want to do that!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th April 2012, 13:50
Replies: 14
Views: 2,691
Posted By JMomOhio
House sparrows in my bluebird box

What the heck do I do to get rid of them. I've torn the nest out twice and they are already rebuilding this morning. Luckily, they didn't kill the bluebirds that had already started a nest. Should...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st April 2012, 00:12
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By JMomOhio
Thanks! There were 2 that looked like this and...

Thanks! There were 2 that looked like this and the other 2 appeared to be fledglings.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 31st March 2012, 23:58
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By JMomOhio
Red naped or yellow bellied sapsucker???

I've lived in the same place (southern Ohio) for 16 years and this is the first time I've seen this woodpecker. I looked it up and I can't tell the difference between the two. An ID would be much...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st March 2012, 13:23
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By JMomOhio
Female Indigo Bunting?? I'm stumped!!

The females of any species always seem to leave me scratching my head. At first I thought it might be a female cowbird, but now I'm not sure. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks! :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 18th March 2012, 23:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By JMomOhio
So am I to assume that the red is the female and...

So am I to assume that the red is the female and the gray is the male? Today I didn't see either one of them. In fact, I haven't seen the gray one in almost a week now. I'm hoping it's sitting on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th March 2012, 01:43
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By JMomOhio
I use to see pine siskins in the winter, but...

I use to see pine siskins in the winter, but never YRWs. I'm glad I was in the right spot at the right time. :) Thanks for the ID!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th March 2012, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By JMomOhio
Is it too early for YRW's to be in southern Ohio?

Is it too early for YRW's to be in southern Ohio?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th March 2012, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By JMomOhio
Yellow-rumped warbler in southern Ohio?

A whole flock of these flew over me and into a tree today when I was walking in the woods. I only get to see them once a year migrating thru so I'm not certain it's a YRW. Could someone confirm...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 14th March 2012, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By JMomOhio
Well, I've been seeing the red one since October,...

Well, I've been seeing the red one since October, but this is the first time I've seen the gray one. From what I've read they mate from March until May so I'll be monitoring them for sure!! :)
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