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Re: Bird ID

Postby Bsuds » Aug 31st, 2013, 6:34 am

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Re: Bird ID

Postby GordonH » Aug 31st, 2013, 8:07 am

Bsuds wrote:Managed to get a picture of this guy before he took off. He landed on our birdbath looking for a meal. Then he flew into the hedge again looking for lunch cause that's where all the birds hide.
Anyone know for sure what type of Hawk it is? I'm thinking a Swainsons.


Could be a young redtail very common in the area.
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Re: Bird ID

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Re: Bird ID

Postby dickcannings » Aug 31st, 2013, 8:40 am

Nice "quiz" shot. This looks like a Sharp-shinned Hawk to me. Long tail, short wings, delicate feet.
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Re: Bird ID

Postby Bsuds » Sep 4th, 2013, 12:53 pm

It was back today for lunch. We decided it's a young female sharp shinned hawk.
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Re: Bird ID

Postby 1nick » Sep 4th, 2013, 3:29 pm

Great pics Bsuds,we had one here thee other day.Nosing around the cedars for the house sparrows.
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Re: Bird ID

Postby Bsuds » Sep 4th, 2013, 3:32 pm

That's exactly what this one has been doing. She got one this time.
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Re: Bird ID

Postby flamingfingers » Sep 4th, 2013, 5:29 pm

She is gorgeous!!
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Re: Bird ID

Postby flamingfingers » Mar 23rd, 2014, 4:08 pm

Damn!! 4 of my hens have gone walkabout. We traipsed all over the territory and no sign of them - no feathers, no blood, no squawking... We'll see what happens come roosting time...

Later....

Remembered jays making a racket where I had seen my 4 hens last so they went up and found the remains of RIR1 with a bird feeding on it. Of course the critter took off when approached and was described as 'slate grey on the back with a darker head and a light underside.'

Anyone want to take a stab at identifying the critter? The wing span was considerable; however it was probably not big enough to carry off a full grown hen.

PS: Buffy, Hammie and RIR3 came out of hiding after the bird left its prey. Probably not a lot of eggs tomorrow.
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Re: Bird ID

Postby watchkat » Nov 16th, 2014, 2:56 pm

Bumping this thread up to top again hopefully. Missing Grammafreddy and her knowledge.

I wonder if anyone else is noticing a change in seeds. I purchased my regular 18kg bag from Walmart yesterday and filled three feeders. I have watched all day as junco, mountain chickadee and red headed finches test one seed and leave. The hedge under them is full of birds bouncing around, but after one seed from a feeder they don't come back.

I have a filled plate feeder hanging as well and the Blue Jays were at it three times, but certainly not eating it like they would normally. I put mix in a plate under the maple tree and other feeders and the Blue Jay was there for less than two minutes eating before taking off.

Anyone else notice a problem with seeds perhaps or ??????????????????????
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Re: Bird ID

Postby Fancy » Nov 16th, 2014, 3:30 pm

watchkat wrote:Bumping this thread up to top again hopefully. Missing Grammafreddy and her knowledge.

I wonder if anyone else is noticing a change in seeds. I purchased my regular 18kg bag from Walmart yesterday and filled three feeders. I have watched all day as junco, mountain chickadee and red headed finches test one seed and leave. The hedge under them is full of birds bouncing around, but after one seed from a feeder they don't come back.

I have a filled plate feeder hanging as well and the Blue Jays were at it three times, but certainly not eating it like they would normally. I put mix in a plate under the maple tree and other feeders and the Blue Jay was there for less than two minutes eating before taking off.

Anyone else notice a problem with seeds perhaps or ??????????????????????

Blue Jays or Stellar Jays?
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Re: Bird ID

Postby watchkat » Nov 16th, 2014, 3:40 pm

Interior Stellar Jays, but the smaller birds don't seem to be using the feeders either.


Just a note. I have asked the mods to please try to move this forum out of Games, etc and into Outdoors or Wildlife topics. There is good info here, but not easily found in the wrong topic.

I also notice sport and outdoors forum topic is literally full of sports..........perhaps a new General topic for plants and birds?
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Re: Bird ID

Postby Fancy » Nov 16th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Is there an expiry date on the seeds? I've seen the Stellars and other various birds in the neighbour's yard but the Stellars don't seem to be sticking around.
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Re: Bird ID

Postby watchkat » Nov 16th, 2014, 5:22 pm

I've checked the bag earlier, but no dates, lot numbers etc. It is the large GREAT VALUE 18kg bag with no corn. They are a new pile in the Westbank Walmart store.
I've used now for two earlier years and never had them seem to turn their nose up. Same feeders....which I sometimes have to fill twice a day. (They were brush cleaned and well rinsed.....no odours to deter them)
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Re: Bird ID

Postby watchkat » Nov 16th, 2014, 5:22 pm

Thank you mods for relocating this thread.
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