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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by JudiW » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:14 pm

Nesties :grhug: :wave: :love:

Haven't left the house too much except to take Einstein out for his three daily walks and have had to bundle up myself and put on Einstein's coat as the weather is dark dreary lots of fog and -0 o Celsius for the past few days :cold1: :windy: :cold1: :sunny:
and also go grocery shopping with Gary after he comes home from work. Thank goodness the Safeway is only two blocks away as we are still walking :faint: and we have to shop and get the groceries delivered an extra $6 so spending some of the truck repair money which was scheduled for tomorrow but had to change the date to the repair until Monday the 21st Gary's final pay day. Looking on Indeed for a job and he has so many follow-ups because he is experienced and so many different companies want to hire him its just him finding the time to sit at the computer and send all these companies a resume and 3 reference letters from his previous jobs of 20 years experience.
:faint: :dunno: some offer $20 an hour and others offer $40,000 and up per year so its his choice to pick the ones that appeal to him in the workforce. He really doesn't have to be a subcontractor he can easily get a job as a Supervisor so he looking and also working until the 31st as the want ads are struggling with company HR who have good experienced people like Gary who has 20 years experience in the Cleaning profession from being a Heavy Duty Cleaner/Light Duty Cleaner/Building Condo Manager/Caretaker of a Rental 10 years

Got to go take out Einstein for his nooner have a nice day :bye 1: :grhug:

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by txelements » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:43 pm

:wave: EA LUVS, I'm still here & kickin'
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I read daily but remiss in posting. :(

Hang in there JuD&Gary
What a lot to deal with. :yes:

:ty: For the nest updates. I always enjoy "trying" to keep up with them & you make it easier, Iona

Scott,
I'm still watching my backyard bird activity. Mostly the usual you'd expect this time of year. Amazing how the yard can be vacant but if I sit and watch a bit, slowly a bird arrives then followed by a another then many other. Eventually all move on and its vacant again. Never lasts long tho. Seems once known for feed, a yard is advertised thru word of wing. :D
Most exciting for me lately was being out there when a pileated came thru. I happen to catch a glimpse of movement in the dense tree area and saw it working it's way around before flying across the yard to the next tree grouping. Lucky me. :)

Gotta love "Here fox, here fox". :love:

elle, Carolyn, wind, reading you too. :hug:

nightowl, wondering about your woodpecker. Hairy and Downey are similar but have notable differences.
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by nightowl » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:58 pm

txelements wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:43 pm

nightowl, wondering about your woodpecker. Hairy and Downey are similar but have notable differences.
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Hugs all around.

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It could be either, but according to a rehabilitation center near me, we have Hairy Woodpeckers and they say the difference is the Hairy has white on the underside of their tail. I've tried looking, but the little stinker must be shy...I can't get a look under his tail. :roll: So it may not be a Downy, but without peeking underneath, I may never know. All I know for sure is he really loves the suet! Are there more differences?

I'm pretty sure I've never seen a Pileated, but from what I've read, they're a pretty substantial bird. Wonder if we have them here?
Hmmm...another thing to check on.
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by Iona » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:21 pm

Checked in on some neat, nothing new to take scap of. according to chat at NEFL nest, Sampson and GF ( short for girlfriend), have been mating, so they are hoping for possible eggs yet this season.

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by mmud » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:21 pm

:wave: Judi & Iona

Cool sighting of the Pileated wp and the other visitors Naoma. :)
With our milder winter some of the early migrants seem to be stopping by for a bite then continuing on their way as I've noticed some different looking sparrow types.

I've only seen a few Pileated wood peckers but I know there are many around here Judy. You'll know it if you see or hear one as they're pretty big and the bright red crest is hard to miss. :)

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by mmud » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:00 am

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:45 am

On the woodpecker discussion....We have pileated here and red headed and both kind of big. I love the young with their gray heads that turn red. They are a joy to see and hear with the loud Tap Tap Tap.

As for Downy I saw one in front of my house one year, hope to see one again, gorgeous!

Hi to Nightowl and good morning Scott, Iona, Lynda, TX and all.
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by txelements » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:07 am

Morning. :wave:

Nightowl,
note the bill size on Hairy. It is larger & longer than Downy's. Also, it doesn't have the black spots on its outer tail feathers like Downy.

Later. :bye 1:

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by JudiW » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:02 am

Reading and watching eagles cam :vid: and Netflix

Just took Einstein out for a long hour walk :gdog:

now I will watch Netflix on my computer and watch the Florida eagles cam :vid: :eag: :hatch: :hatch: :eag: have been watching "Grace and Frankie" on Netflix starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin about a couple of women our ages who have been married 40 years and have split with their hubbys …...I should say their hubbys have split with them and are together as a couple and the comedy of it is how Grace and Frankie's life is after 40 years married to the same guy and making a laugh out of a bad situation......check it out Nesties its hilarious and both these actresses are so great and so funny.

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by Iona » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:11 pm

Few scaps from today

Hayes
HAYES EAGLES 1 16 19 5 38 PM BOTH ON BRANCHES.jpg
NEFL

Sampson
NEFL EAGLES 1 16 19 5 50 PM ONE IN NEST.jpg
A2 is back
NEFL EAGLES 1 16 19 5 53 PM NICE CLOSEUP.jpg
A lot of cams are still down. Hope the open the Government soon, so we can get them running. Most of them are in State and National parks.

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by mmud » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:27 pm

:wave: Carolyn, Naoma, & Judi

Nice s'caps from the Hayes, NEFL, & A2 cams Iona. :)
Bummer about so many cams being down.
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by nightowl » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:29 am

Thanks Naoma, Scott, and Carolyn!

I'll have to try to get a better look at the little stinker next time he visits the suet. I've changed my thinking though...I'm leaning towards him being a Hairy since those are native here.

The Pileated wood pecker's call sounds familiar, but I can't say for certain I've heard one here. According to Cornell, they're native here, but they like wooded areas, so maybe there's too much human and automobile traffic around for their liking. Another thing I learned is that they're comparable in size to a crow! :shock: I"ve never seen one then cause I know how big crows are!
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by windsong » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:34 am

Hey everyone, been out a bit - things picking up at work. Checking in and seeing all the activity on woodpeckers. They are one of my favorite birds, and we have red bellies, pileated, hairy and downy here.

Sorry nightowl, but when you said you'd try to get a better look at the woodpecker underside, I had this sudden vision of you going up to him and lifting his little tail to take a look. LOL :grlol; I've never been able to get a good enough look at the little suckers to tell the differences between the hairy and downy. The red bellies are definitely bigger maybe double the size of the hairy and downy. And the pileated are massive. We have them in the woods right next to our house. You see them moving about occasionally, but they are very wary and rarely come out in the open. The are easily as big as a crow. One year we had a dead tree stump in our front yard full of bugs, and the pileated came in and started eating the bugs. We got to watch him for a good 15 minutes, until a car came down the road and disturbed him. They are so beautiful, I hope you get to see one.

Zoe and Porter are back to normal, and life goes on. Now if any plastic shopping bag comes into the house (rarely as I use the reusable shopping bags), I make sure it goes straight into the recycle bin which Porter cannot get into.

Tex - glad to see you - here foxy foxy :w00t:

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:37 am

Good Morning....

Yes, indeed, Nightowl (Judy), the Pileated Woodpecker is comparable in size to a crow. It's a hoot to see it hanging on to our bird feeder. We have lots of big trees here which give them places to tap, tap, tap. I can hear them when I walk too, along with owls. It's a hoot....:)
Have a great day all y'all......(the coolest expression in Texas).
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by txelements » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:51 pm

Evenin' All

Great s'caps of most beautiful eagles & nestviews, Iona :thumlft:

Nightowl,
old timers on EA may recall me saying long ago that my G/ma called the Pileated, Lord God's. It got that name from her because growing up the elders would say Lord God, look at the size of that woodpecker!
:D

Wind, Thur the years I've learned many birdcalls from first hearing, then eventually seeing the owner of the call. Porter & Zoe :thumlft:

Carolyn, I hear the GH owl here too, just haven't spotted one. Altho I did see an owl swoop across the road late afternoon a while back. It was too quick to ID. I need to google & see what other owls I have here.

Pleated hanging on your feeder, wow that would be neat.

Scott, the kids gave me a squirrel proof feeder. I've tried putting up the shepards hook again & hung it there but bring it in at night so as to keep the raccons from pulling the pole down trying to get to the seed. If they got it to the ground the "proof part" may not hold true.
:)

JuD, I've heard of the Frank & Gracie show. Fonda & Tomlin were on the ellen show earlier this week. Both are at 80 years old. To quote Carolyn, they were a hoot!
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elle, NestYas :bye 1:

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:38 pm

TX, the raccoons have not been able to pull down my squirrel proof feeder from the Shepherd's hook. I have not had an issue since got the S.Q. feeder, which is not the kind that has a spinner on it. You might be able to test it and see and if it does not work, continue to bring it in.
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by txelements » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:22 pm

Pic of shepards hook. Tried to turn it right but no go.
Kase made me the flat feeder from a pine heart he had left over. I can still feed the squirrels some there as well as other spots in the yard.

Suet hung on it too.
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Post by mmud » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:40 pm

:wave: Judy

Nice that you were able to watch a Pileated woodpecker that long Pat. 5 mins or so is the longest I've seen so far. :)
Good to hear the kitties are doing well.
"I had this sudden vision of you going up to him and lifting his little tail to take a look." :mihihi:

Cool that you are able to see and hear such a nice variety of birds in your area Carolyn. :)

"Lord God, look at the size of that woodpecker!" That seems like a reasonable way to name that bird Naoma. :mihihi:
Nice pic of your feeders. If it ever was on the ground I think the raccoons would have an easier time moving it around to get seeds than a squirrel would. I had two feeders of a smiliar design but the cage around it was a few inches from the tube so only the smaller birds could get through to perch. I'd still be using them if I could find the proper tube replacement which apparently they no longer make.
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:47 pm

TX, your feeder hangs a lot lower than mine, which could be a raccoon snatching issue. Also, my hook is not near where they can find a grip (it's right next to the pool - could have a wet raccoon.)

Raccoon wanted the seed, it seemed like an easy way to feed.
And it would be so, if the cold water did not show,
the raccoon did not want to swim........

So....it left, waved adios, went on to easier pastures,
down the road a bit, we watched it split. :)
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by txelements » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:30 pm

My shepards hook is about 6 ft high after grounded.
The shallow feeder hung low was the first one the coons pulled down bending the pole before I gave up.
Colin suggested a hanger attached to the massive one tree actually in my yard.

Work in progress but a labor of love in this tiny back yard. The house front sits further from the road in front but I guess it's a toss up. :)

Scott, et al, a bird letting any of us not only approach yet lift its tail , , , , :w00t: & :luck: & :D

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:26 pm

I think, Naoma, that what Colin suggested would work well. I think that maybe knockout roses would look lovely in your backyard along the fence line, just a few, easy care, and just pretty. With Southern weather would bloom a lot for you. My pink one is gorgeous even now.
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by Iona » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:44 pm

NEFL nest

Two scaps of Samson, don't know why I keep putting a P in it.
NEFL EAGLES 1 17 19 5 46PM SAMSON.jpg
NEFL EAGLES 1 17 19 5 47PM SAMSON.jpg
1 of A2
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I wonder if GF will be back

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Post by mmud » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:57 pm

Cute poem Carolyn. :)

When an eagle lifts it's tail I make sure I'm out of the splatter zone Naoma. :mihihi:

Lovely closeups of Samson Iona. :)

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by nightowl » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:51 pm

:bye 1:

Winsdong, when I was a kid my dad used to tell me I could catch a bird if I put salt on it's tail. Wanna know how many times I tried till I finally figured it out? :grlol;

Somewhere I have a picture of a squirrel inside my squirrel proof bird feeder. It was like the one you described Scott...a tube surrounded by a cage. I thought the poor thing was stuck and was ready to take squirrel and feeder to the vet for removal. *ahem* he got out on his own when he got full. :roll:

There's a small wooded park near me with a pond that I might have to venture to in search of the elusive Pileated. Guess I better charge up the battery for my camera. OH...and wait for warmer, snowless weather.

Carolyn, I bet that was something to see...a Pileated hanging from your feeder! The little woodpecker I have here has hung on mine, but something THAT big? WOW! :shock:

Naoma, sometimes a small backyard can be the prettiest Lots of pretties can be packed in with something to see no matter where you look.

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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

Post by mmud » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:00 am

That must have been a little shocking to see the squirrel in your caged feeder Judy. :mihihi:
I'm glad to hear it wasn't stuck. One here likes to jump from the deck railing up to one of my feeders and I usually let it sit there until I notice birds are waiting their turn. It no longer runs from me on sight but knows to leave when I start opening the door.
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Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

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