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Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 3rd March 2019, 20:08
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By walterbyrd
Backyard: hawk catches pidgin

Denver, Colorado, USA.

Not that pleasant to look at. But the hawk is impressive. I think this is Sharp-Shinned Hawk.

It just snowed yesterday, and apparently the hawk was hungry. It was out there...
Forum: BirdForum TV Discussion Sunday 3rd March 2019, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 2,834
Posted By walterbyrd
Video plays instead of uploading

I have tried it twice. When I pull the video over to upload, it plays, and does not upload.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th November 2016, 02:56
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By walterbyrd
Thanks for replies. I was thinking it was a...

Thanks for replies. I was thinking it was a Coopers. Glad I asked.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 17:57
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By walterbyrd
US Colorado Hawk: Coopers or Sharp Shinned?

I have trouble telling them apart. It's height is about one food above it's perch. From tail feathers to head, maybe 18 inches.

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th December 2014, 21:45
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By walterbyrd
Sharp-shinned Hawk? Denver, Colorado USA

I get hawks in my back yard from time to time. I never seem to able to get a good picture of them.

This hawk is not very big. From the fence where he is standing, to the top of his head is about 16...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th October 2014, 22:45
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By walterbyrd
What are these round birds on my finch socks? Denver, CO. USA.

I get a lot of house finches. This has the same coloring. But the body shape is different. The body is ball shaped.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 19th July 2014, 22:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,818
Posted By walterbyrd
White pigeon in my backyard - Denver, Colorado, USA

As I understand it, white pigeons have to specially bred. They are usually released at events, then find their way home. I think they are a type of homing pigeon.

When I first saw the pigeon, I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th June 2014, 23:39
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By walterbyrd
Medium size bird in Denver, Colorado, USA

Saw this in my back yard today 2014-June-29.

First time I have seen such a bird, that I remember.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th May 2014, 23:08
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By walterbyrd
He came back, and I got a better shot. Looks like...

He came back, and I got a better shot. Looks like a rose breasted grosbeak.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th May 2014, 20:57
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By walterbyrd
What is this medium sized bird in Denver, Colorado?

I saw this bird at my feeder, this morning, May 14.

I could not get a front shot.

The shape of it's beak reminded me of grosbeak. I think it may be a grosbeak.

I had a black headed grosbeak...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th December 2013, 17:04
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By walterbyrd
I measured the fence slats, they are 3.5 inches...

I measured the fence slats, they are 3.5 inches (8.9 centimeters) wide. From the horizontal board, to the top of the fence is - I think - 4 inches (10.16 centimeters).

Again, I want to mention that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th December 2013, 00:32
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By walterbyrd
Sorry, I don't think I have a pic of the tail...

Sorry, I don't think I have a pic of the tail feathers from the front.

I don't suppose the bird's behavior would tell us anything?

For example, there are some Colorado hawks that practically...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th December 2013, 19:08
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By walterbyrd
Coopers Hawk? Prairie Falcon?

I am in Denver, Colorado, USA.

This was in my backyard in December.

This sort of thing, in my backyard, is very rare.

Sorry about poor photography, this was unexpected, and I just had time to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th September 2013, 18:54
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By walterbyrd
Thanks, I would have never guessed that. It is...

Thanks, I would have never guessed that. It is neither red-winged, or black.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th September 2013, 23:53
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By walterbyrd
What is this?

In Denver, Colorado during summer.

I see these on my finch socks, but I don't think they are finches.
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 24th July 2013, 20:50
Replies: 3
Views: 2,379
Posted By walterbyrd
Is no-waste worth it?

I guess you get more, since you are not paying for shells. But it is about 3X or 4X more expensive.

Any thoughts?
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 24th July 2013, 20:48
Replies: 3
Views: 2,881
Posted By walterbyrd
What happened to the Goldfinches?

I am in Denver, Colorado.

Up until a few months ago, I got loads of gold finches on my finch socks. Now I just see an occasional gold finch.

Have the birds been bullied away by the more numerous,...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 18th July 2013, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 4,212
Posted By walterbyrd
One thing I keep reading about, which does not...

One thing I keep reading about, which does not work for me: is to use a tube feeder, and cut the perches shorter.

This makes feeder more difficult for the smaller birds, but the grackles eat from a...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 18th July 2013, 19:43
Replies: 24
Views: 5,776
Posted By walterbyrd
My $4 squirrel baffle

Works great. I have two of them.

Bought a piece of ventilation pipe from home depot for $3.50. Then used sheet metal screws, kite string, and electrical tape.

They have been up for several...
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 22nd June 2013, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 5,989
Posted By walterbyrd
So far, the millet seems to disappear. No shells,...

So far, the millet seems to disappear. No shells, that I can find.

The birds eating the millet include: house finches, red-winged black birds, grackles, collar doves, and at least one pidgin that...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 20th June 2013, 22:59
Replies: 7
Views: 5,989
Posted By walterbyrd
The idea of feeding birds millet from a platform...

The idea of feeding birds millet from a platform feeder.

If they shell the seeds, the shells will get mixed in with the seeds. I will be hard to know when to refill it, and when to throw it out. I...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 20th June 2013, 21:07
Replies: 7
Views: 5,989
Posted By walterbyrd
Do birds eat entire millet seed? Or do they shell it?

I am wondering about putting millet is a platform feeder, with a screen bottom.

If birds shell the millet, it won't work because the shells will pile up and get mixed with the millet seed.
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 20th June 2013, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,659
Posted By walterbyrd
I am in Denver Colorado. On the menu: Nyjer...

I am in Denver Colorado.


On the menu:

Nyjer seeds: it attracts gold finches. It is fairly expensive, but the birds do not go through it that fast. I buy it at home depot, in 50 pound bags, for...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 23rd May 2013, 16:29
Replies: 8
Views: 5,819
Posted By walterbyrd
Thanks for the advice. I live in Denver,...

Thanks for the advice.

I live in Denver, Colorado. I mostly saw the flicker in the winter. He would eat from the ground, eat from a platform feeder that was too small from him, he would even eat...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st May 2013, 16:35
Replies: 8
Views: 6,593
Posted By walterbyrd
BTW: I have noticed that grackles do not seem to...

BTW: I have noticed that grackles do not seem to be good seed eaters. The - much smaller - finches put the grackles to shame when it comes to eating seeds. In fact, the grackles seem to have some...
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