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Thread #54386 Message #841470
Posted By: Bobert
05-Dec-02 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
I am a birder, Raptor, and have some very unusual Bobert designed feeders. I feed black oil, of course, thistle, safflower, peanut splits, woodpecker blocks and suit. I keep a heater in the bird bath fir times like now.
Living on the Blue Ridge Mountain, we get a full variety of Mid Atlantic birds. My favorite is the "red headed woodpecker", not to be confused with the pilleateds which I also have. The red headed makes a white cross when flying away from you and they are very shy. I lile the chickodees and wood hatches because they are som tame and finches fir their scrappiness. Not to wild about male wrens because they like to fill bird houses with twigs hoping a lady will move in and make sense of the mess.
We also have attracked lots of huming birds with our gardens over the years and considering that we are in the mountians its nice to have them return in the summers.
JerrY; I'm not surprised that you're a birder. When we finally get you and Ruth down, I'll show off my unusual feeders.