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How's the birding going during this lock down for you? What cha seeing?

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  1. Lip Shooter

    Lip Shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    We are in new home this spring. At the first neighborhood gathering a local person asked me "why did you guys move out here?" I shot back "for the birds", and then explained this maybe the best birding location in both MN and WI.

    This spring has been amazing being home so much

    Orioles galore and nothing like seeing a Orchard Orioe and Baltimore at the same feeder at the same time.

    My list seen from my 4 season porch:

    Chipping sparrows
    Black Capped nesting next to the house
    Lots of Orioles now
    Humming birds RT
    Tuffed titmouse
    Gold finch
    Indigo bunting
    Wood Duck nesting in hollow Oak
    Scarlet Tanninger
    Cardinal
    Bank swallow
    Turkey Vuturs
    Eagles
    Merlin
    Coopers hawk
    Heard a Goshawk
    Kestrel
    Great horned owl
    Barred Owl
    Peregrine
    Yellow Rumped Warbler
    White crowned Sparrow
    White throat ed sparrow
    Rose breasted grosbeaks by the bucket loads
    Ruby Crowned Kinglet
    Blue birds
    Both nut hatches
    Rufus Sided Towhee
    Blue Jay
    Crows

    Woodpeckers:
    Red Breasted
    Red Headed
    Downy
    Hairy
    Pealiated
    Flicker

    Birds I kill almost everyday:
    Cowbird, starling, House sparrow.

    Birds I am excited to see:
    Purple martins on my martin house
    Brown Creeper
     
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  2. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Back when I was a kid I had birds on the brain so I know most of what I see.

    During the past few days driving around I've seen: Western Meadowlarks, Brewer's Blackbirds, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Red-Winged BB, House Finches, Barn and Cliff Swallows, Canada Geese, Mallards, Cinnamons, Red-Shafted Flickers, Northern Harriers, Sparrow Hawks, Merlins, Seagulls, etc and all the trash birds.
     
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  3. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't have the list in front of me but the tally of species on my feeders is close to 40.

    My backyard abuts a big swath of forest so I see all kinds of stuff that arent feeder birds.

    I've got a huge maple right outside my second story office window....been enjoying watching the warblers pass through the last few weeks.
     
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  4. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    A few more: California quail, Pheasants, Gadwall, Cormorants, Swainson's hawk, Says Phoebe, Avocet, Coots,
     
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  5. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    Since we moved 3 years ago from my 6 acres and lots of open spaces around us to 1/2 acre I went from 13 bluebird houses to two. I have 5 bluebird eggs in one but the other was usurped by house sparrows which I evicted daily. They are gone but the house is empty.
     
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  6. JuvieCoot

    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    Surrounded by nuts
    Lots of dead turkeys
     
  7. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    We live in a unique area
    Just a mile away is a nationally recognized secret roadside riverbottom that birders go to

    we’re up in farm and city edge but it is so neat when the red winged blackbirds show,
    I “chum” for birds of prey with goose carcasses
    Had three regular bald eagles for a month

    maybe the neatest was a northern Harrier that hung around my goose pit

    on a southern Utah trip we “found “ a missing Condor that hadn’t been sighted in over a year
    We stopped at a visitor center and by chance a gal there was into the whole condor thing
    At first she didn’t believe us , It was crazy how excited they were over the missing bird
     
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  8. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Ruddy ducks, ringneck ducks, turkeys but not dead ones, egrets, herons, barn and horned owls, horned larks,
    spotted sandpipers, killdeers,
     
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  9. perfmarine

    perfmarine Elite Refuge Member

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  10. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    We get these wierd migrations I stopped counting roughlegged hawks on a neighbors field
    Well over 150 hawks

    trumpeter swans are taking over this area in the winter
    My wife and I spotted and reported three yellow legged Rocky Mountain Trumpeter’s
     
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