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Mon May 7, 2018, 10:23 PM

Birds galore!!

Just love all my birds!

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Reply Birds galore!! (Original post)
LakeArenal May 2018 OP
elfin May 2018 #1
RockRaven May 2018 #2
Demovictory9 May 2018 #3
Frustratedlady May 2018 #4
LakeArenal May 2018 #5
Frustratedlady May 2018 #6
LakeArenal May 2018 #7
Frustratedlady May 2018 #8
LakeArenal May 2018 #9
Frustratedlady May 2018 #10
LakeArenal May 2018 #11
WhiteTara May 2018 #12
LakeArenal May 2018 #13
WhiteTara May 2018 #14
LakeArenal May 2018 #15
WhiteTara May 2018 #17
LakeArenal May 2018 #18
WhiteTara May 2018 #20
TNNurse May 2018 #16
LakeArenal May 2018 #19
TuxedoKat May 2018 #21
Ellipsis May 2018 #22
gaiadiversity Jun 2018 #23

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 10:37 PM

1. Oh My Goodness

Have never had a visit by a Tanager! Lucky you. Thanks.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 11:02 PM

2. wow

grosbeak, oriole, tanager...

The only ones of those (even tangentially) I get regularly is the black-headed grosbeak.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 11:26 PM

3. Lovely colors

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 11:40 PM

4. What do you have in the bowls?

I'm really enjoying the birds, this year. We are getting different ones than normal. I need to list them as dependents.

Do your orioles eat the oranges? Mine won't, which surprises me.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Tue May 8, 2018, 12:13 AM

5. Mine eat oranges, grape jelly

Humming bird water. This year the dried meal worms are a hit.

So fortunate in the birds.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Tue May 8, 2018, 07:54 AM

6. OK, I was wondering if one bowl had meal worms.

I bought a bag, last year, but never put them out. I couldn't figure out what I could put them in where they wouldn't blow out since we have a pretty strong breeze most of the time. Do you just wet them down? Wouldn't they soon dry out and blow out of the bowl?

The orioles AND cardinals hit the grape jelly pretty hard.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Tue May 8, 2018, 09:42 AM

7. No meal worms in the bowls.. Grape jelly in bowls.

The bowls attach with florist clay and pull right up after the season.. I mix the meal worms with the other seed and they blow less. I also mix with seeds and place in a mess basket bird feeder.
One winter the bluebirds wintered over in central WI. It was so freaky seeing them huddled over the heated bath. We threw meal worms in the water then to reconstitute them and the Bluebirds ate them all winter. The worms were really expensive then and I could find them only at the ritzy pet shop. $20 a pound then. Now they are at Walmart for $9

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #7)

Tue May 8, 2018, 09:49 AM

8. Neat. I didn't think about mixing them with dry seed. I'll try that. Thx!

I would LOVE to have bluebirds. My daughter lives a couple miles from me and she has 3 bluebird families each year in her birdhouses. They are such happy birds to have around...always bring a smile to my face.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #8)

Tue May 8, 2018, 10:08 AM

9. EVERYONE eats the worms.

I have robins come up for them. Titmouse, nuthatches, peckers, all of them.. Robins can eat a half cup in one sitting.

The red headed woodpecker will even stop occasionally for worms..

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #9)

Tue May 8, 2018, 10:18 AM

10. Thanks again for the information.

I will certainly add the worms to the dry seeds and see what happens.

Right now, I'm watching for a new fawn I think was born, last night in my timber. I don't want to go outside just yet and make the doe apprehensive if she's nearby. Last year, she left twins at the base of an oak tree. They were so much fun to watch.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #10)

Tue May 8, 2018, 10:19 AM

11. Life is Good.. Have a nice day..

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2018, 09:31 PM

12. Who's the little red bird at the end?

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #12)

Tue May 8, 2018, 09:42 PM

13. A sweet little scarlet tanager. 😊

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #13)

Tue May 8, 2018, 09:56 PM

14. I know they live in our area but I've never

had one come to our feeders or garden. How do you get them to be so social?

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #14)

Tue May 8, 2018, 10:04 PM

15. Long years of non threatening treatment.

We have a screenhouse ten feet away and they will arrive with us and our dog in it. Took a long time. Cardinals and red headed woodpeckers are shy as well.

Today an indigo bunting blew through. Iíll have to try to keep my camera close.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #15)

Wed May 9, 2018, 08:35 AM

17. Our first tanager showed up at the feeder today!

How incredible. I'm waiting for the feeder to clear and then I'll go out and clean and add food and jelly and oranges. How lovely!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #17)

Wed May 9, 2018, 10:11 AM

18. Whoop there it is!!!!

You must be giving them the right vibe.
You must not have a cat. Hope he comes back. The female is so plain. Hard to recognize. 🌞😉❣️

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #18)

Wed May 9, 2018, 06:43 PM

20. It was exciting. We have 2 cats

but this is the first year that I knew to put out grape jelly as a lure and I've stocked the feeder with song bird



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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 07:52 AM

16. A trifecta of color

Rose Breasted Grosbeak...Baltimore Oriole...Scarlet Tanager.

I am so very jealous. We get the grosbeaks in East TN, but have to travel to see the others.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #16)

Wed May 9, 2018, 10:14 AM

19. Let me know when you travel to central WI !!!!

TN? Thatís some beautiful country. Almost moved to Chattanooga.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #16)

Fri May 11, 2018, 07:22 AM

21. Tanagers

like to be near a stream on the edge of woods. Baltimore Orioles like water too -- slice some oranges in half and stick them on some tree branches and you may attract them to your yard -- or you may get Catbirds or Mockingbirds, and some Woodpeckers like oranges too. I saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker enjoying one yesterday. I get the first two in my yard (Grosbeaks and Orioles) but have never seen a Tanager in my area.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2018, 08:40 AM

22. Steaming coulees! Call me seriously impressed.

Never seen that much unique color before. Its amazing the bird calls you here around here.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:34 PM

23. Wow!

 

Such a beautiful group of birds in one shot! Thank you for sharing...

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