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Title: Bird watching
Post by: Squirrelhunter91 on January 22, 2005, 08:40:01 PM
I like watching what comes to the feeder. I love it when the squirrels come.... The squirrels and my pellets have some bonding to do. But while I am waiting, I throw some feed out on the deck railing and watch what comes to it. The squirrels dare not come that close to the house. Here is a pic of some cardinals that visit the feeder regularly. Anybody else watch the feeder and take pics of the critters that visit? I find it fun.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/SH91/cardinals.jpg)
Title: Bird watching
Post by: huntsman on January 22, 2005, 08:59:51 PM
I look out my backdoor and watch the birds and tree rats go to my neighbors feeder.BUT THE DAM* BEARS COME FROM SPRING TO EARLY WINTER! :x But the birds are nice to watch. :D
Title: Bird watching
Post by: travo on January 23, 2005, 05:48:24 PM
ive got a few feeders. i have an old bluejay with one eye who has come back for the last 4 years. i never see him except for in the winter. its kinda cool.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: John Andrews on January 23, 2005, 06:41:22 PM
We have a feeder right out our kitchen window, within about 2 feet from the glass. The only 2 birds that are using it are a couple of smart finches. I  think they are keeping the feeder a secret, being the only birds we have seen there. We live at the top of the river bluff and see a lot of squirrels, birds (including eagles) and wildlife around the house. Last night I had a big coyote in our back yard while my Basset pup and 1 yr. old mixed female basset/hound were chained out. I think I had better keep a close eye on my dogs and hungry 'yotes.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: Squirrelhunter91 on January 23, 2005, 06:47:47 PM
Quote from: John Andrews
We have a feeder right out our kitchen window, within about 2 feet from the glass. The only 2 birds that are using it are a couple of smart finches. I  think they are keeping the feeder a secret, being the only birds we have seen there. We live at the top of the river bluff and see a lot of squirrels, birds (including eagles) and wildlife around the house. Last night I had a big coyote in our back yard while my Basset pup and 1 yr. old mixed female basset/hound were chained out. I think I had better keep a close eye on my dogs and hungry 'yotes.



GET THE YOTE! USE THE BOW! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW! :twisted:
Title: Bird watching
Post by: Mallard Drake on January 23, 2005, 07:45:39 PM
have you ever heard of the saying if they dont know it cant hurt them.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: huntsman on January 23, 2005, 11:07:16 PM
I'd shoot that dam*n yote next tme it shows up.I'd do it to make sure it doesn't get your pups.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: John Andrews on January 24, 2005, 12:34:11 PM
I'm worried about it, too. I went out the back door to bring in the chained up dogs and spotted the big 'yote just a few feet away from the 1 year old female pup. The 5 month old Bassett pup was right by the other pup. I didn't see any other coyotes, but the one I saw was a huge one, probably a male. I will use something good and lethal on him if I see him again, neighbors or not. Our County Attorney lives right next door and is a friend of mine, so I don't expect any problems if I have to shoot a coyote to protect my pups, if it is clearly going to harm them. We raised a coyote and had her for almost 8 years. She got really big and interacted readily with the neighbor dogs. You remember Coco, henry? A large male coyote or a pack would have other ideas, mainly killing dogs and probably eating them.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: firekidd on January 24, 2005, 06:02:33 PM
Here's one from my feeder, this one learned how to reach the food...

(http://www.gutpilestyle.com/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=126)

so I moved the feeder, let's see if that works...
Title: Bird watching
Post by: squirrelsniper on January 24, 2005, 06:10:28 PM
My dad and i take a lot of pictures although thats my dads job (part time professinal outdoor photogragher)
Title: Bird watching
Post by: Squirrelhunter91 on January 24, 2005, 06:17:20 PM
firekidd.... Thats why you get yourself a pellet gun and shoot those smart squirrels. Its quiet, effective and is lightweight. Those squirrels are also problems because they chew up the feeder because they cannot reach the feed.

Here is a pic of my feeder. There is no squirrel there because they dare not come that close to the house.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/SH91/birdfeeder.jpg)
Title: Bird watching
Post by: travo on January 24, 2005, 09:16:28 PM
what kind of squirrel is that, firekidd?
Title: Bird watching
Post by: Big58cal on January 25, 2005, 07:32:56 AM
It's a gray squirrel.  That's the main type of squirrel running around in KY and southern IN.  It's probably the same up in Firekidd's neck of the woods also.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: Mallard Drake on January 25, 2005, 12:24:44 PM
good ol pellet gun oughta take care that squirrels problem.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: travo on January 25, 2005, 01:29:35 PM
Weve just got the big red ones. fox squirrels, i think.
Title: Bird watching
Post by: Mallard Drake on January 25, 2005, 05:20:16 PM
yeah that would be the big red ones or the small ones are red squirrels.
Title: Re: Bird watching
Post by: firekidd on January 26, 2005, 01:31:00 PM
In town it's mostly greys....  Out of town it's mostly fox squirrels...  (fat ones too)

But no that you mention it....  some of the greys in town have some suspicious looking  reddish blotches on their back.....   maybe cross-breeds???
Title: Re: Bird watching
Post by: Squirrelhunter91 on January 26, 2005, 08:45:37 PM
possibly firekidd.. ;D
Title: Re: Bird watching
Post by: DIXIEBANJO on January 27, 2005, 04:29:39 AM
In town it's mostly greys....  Out of town it's mostly fox squirrels...  (fat ones too)

But no that you mention it....  some of the greys in town have some suspicious looking  reddish blotches on their back.....   maybe cross-breeds???
        I see a lot of gray squirrels with reddish backs,or red blotches on them.I was thinking maybe they were just gray/fox mixes also.I have a feeling they are.Either that,or its  now popular in the gray squirrel comunity ,to dye your fur red :D