Birding?

Re: Birding?

Postby PONYRCR » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:29 pm

They're probably House Wrens. They tend to nest in very odd places.
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Re: Birding?

Postby BlindLucky » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:38 pm

PONYRCR wrote:They're probably House Wrens. They tend to nest in very odd places.

Thank you! Just looked them up, that's exactly what they look like! It was impossible to just search for "little brown bird" haha, and it's also nearly impossible to get pictures of them because they're in and out so quickly.

The lantern they've nested in has a frosted glass door, but the top is open (it's made for candles)--I can see shadows of them moving around inside, but I can't see into the nest unless I stand on a chair and look into it, so I'm leaving them totally alone. I've tried to strategically place my furniture around the base of the thing so that my dogs can't get near it, and hopefully they'll forget after awhile and just ignore it. I guess I'll need to leave my screen door closed from now on, or take the lanterns down :?
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Re: Birding?

Postby BlindLucky » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:39 pm

In my house, they shall be known as Porch Wrens until further notice :lol:

Oh yeah, and they scoured my porch for gobs of hair from when I brushed my dog out (he's a Husky mix), so their nest is lined with my dog's butt fluff.
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Re: Birding?

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:11 pm

Your dogs should be grateful that the birds picked up the fur AFTER it had been brushed out. I've seen a hilarious vid showing a determined bird plucking fur out of a dog's butt....over and over and over...all while the dog slept. You have to wonder how the bird ever discovered that method of nest material acquisition. :o
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Re: Birding?

Postby BlindLucky » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:41 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Your dogs should be grateful that the birds picked up the fur AFTER it had been brushed out. I've seen a hilarious vid showing a determined bird plucking fur out of a dog's butt....over and over and over...all while the dog slept. You have to wonder how the bird ever discovered that method of nest material acquisition. :o

I've seen a few, and it appears to always be the same type of bird!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRLa01ICZqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ds9abvYIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQIH4f7eowE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJti4bIkAvs
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Re: Birding?

Postby ElPrado2 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:11 am

OK, another bird story.
Last night, I'm sitting on the porch, 4 AM. I don't sleep well. I heard something. I look around the yard, nothing. Look at the roof next door, nothing. They have a funny disc shaped antenna, I finally look at that.
There is a great horned owl sitting on it holding a rattlesnake that is still twitching. It sees me watching it, reaches up and takes it from it's beak. Then I think it told me a long story about how brave he was, what a mighty hunter he was, really loud. Great big hoots. Sounded like hoo HOO hoo hoo. 8 or 10 versions. It puffed up several times and smoothed back down. Then I went back in.
Just before daylight I go back out with my coffee. I'm sitting in the same chair. Then I hear some more hoots, higher pitched. Just hoo Hoo, hoo Hoo. He roosts just south of me. I think he was saying good night.
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