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Old Wednesday 14th March 2007, 00:24   #1
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Thought I would start a thread for us New England folks. Anyone seeing signs of spring migration yet? I was at the Rachel Carlson Wildlife Preserve in Kennebunk this afternoon and saw Canadian geese. Have yet to see the red-winged blackbirds or turkey vultures being reported on the bird alerts though.
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Old Wednesday 14th March 2007, 01:04   #2
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Thought I would start a thread for us New England folks. Anyone seeing signs of spring migration yet? I was at the Rachel Carlson Wildlife Preserve in Kennebunk this afternoon and saw Canadian geese. Have yet to see the red-winged blackbirds or turkey vultures being reported on the bird alerts though.
Hi JOTN,
I am from the Mass/RI border just north of Providence. So far, in the North Attleboro/Cumberland area I have seen, and am trying to photograph. . .
Eastern Meadowlark ( trying to clean up pic, not a very good one )
Yellow Billed Cuckoo
Redwinged Blackbird
Bluebirds (have stayed year round.)
Turkey Vulture
Great Blue Heron

I am anticipaitng the Bobolink, and the Belted Kingfisher any time now, and in a few weeks the Indigo Bunting .

I need to figure out how to post photos, I am a real "stiff"" when it comes to computers.

Will look forward to what comes your way in reply.

Good Birding

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Old Wednesday 14th March 2007, 08:30   #3
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I need to figure out how to post photos,

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Hi Chris. You can post them as an attachment by clicking on the "manage attachments" button under the "additional options" which is right below the message box when you're typing a new message. It'd be great to see them!

Looking forward to seeing some of the birds you've seen when they finally make it up my way.
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Hi Chris. You can post them as an attachment by clicking on the "manage attachments" button under the "additional options" which is right below the message box when you're typing a new message. It'd be great to see them!

Looking forward to seeing some of the birds you've seen when they finally make it up my way.
JOTN,
Here goes...


I don't have pics of the Cuckoo, Bobolink, or any good Bluebirds yet

C

It tells me that the file is too big for the other pics. I have to figure out what to do.

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Here goes...


I don't have pics of the Cuckoo, Bobolink, or any good Bluebirds yet

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It tells me that the file is too big for the other pics. I have to figure out what to do.

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Nice pic, Chris! You can use any of the photo-editing software out there to resize. I use Picasa2, which is made by the folks at google. Thanks for sharing the pic and best of luck.
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Three song sparrows at the bird feeder this afternoon, along with black-capped chickadees, tufted titmouse, american goldfinchs and darke eyed juncos.
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Old Saturday 24th March 2007, 23:34   #7
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JOTN,
Hi,
We still have the Juncos down here so the "cold" weather is still around. People think I'm "nuts" because I tell them that "spring won't get here until the Juncos leave". But every year I get someone (my wife this year) to finally realize that it's a fact. Warm weather will arrive and stay when the Juncos have flown away.
I just made 2 Blue Bird boxes. I was doing research on how to discourage those damn House Sparrows from brutalizing my Blue Birds. Turns out HS hate small cavities and slots for entry. I must have made 50 nest boxes over the years with the "hole" entry 6 to 7 inches from the floor. So I decided to draft up a design to see if it's true what I had read. Shallow 4 1/2'' and a slot 1 3/8 at the top. HS hate light in there box too !
JOTN, Do you have Blue Birds where you live? I don't have any in my yard, but I travel up to North Attleboro every weekend to my Dad's grave in the cemetery, and I see them there. That's where I put the 2 boxes I made.
We are suppose to get snow tonight( Sat, 24th ) so maybe I'll get some good pics, or at least better than the Meadowlark. I'll post something tomorrow.
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Success !!!!!!!!
There was a fight over this box between 2 BlueBirds, and a male House Sparrow. I chased them all away and emptied the box of nesting materials. The Blue Birds returned. Hoopefully the HS won't.
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