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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by bpaquet on Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:47 pm

And this morning I saw a flock of herons flying over the pasture. I've never seen more than one or two together, but there had to be at least 10 flying high.
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:31 pm


WOW!!
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:52 pm

GIANT bullfrog visiting the puddle behind the barn. I couldn't get my phone before he left. He had to be 6 inches from nose to butt.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:51 pm


That is huge.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:22 pm

Good eatin' on the crop of mosquitoes that hatched with our recent rains.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by fiffur on Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:27 pm

Our birds are eating us out of house and home! Told mom they're fattening up getting ready for that loooooong flight south for the winter.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:18 pm


That reminds me I've got to refill the feeder.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Our hummies are leaving. I think some are visiting on their way south, but the feeders aren't emptying as fast.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:36 am

Ours are emptying out very fast so must have a lot of little tourists coming through on their way south.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:50 pm

I had to fix the electric tape fence around our big pasture. The deer have been climbing through/jumping over. I think they don't pay attention if they get zapped. The good thing is that my fence just needs to be adjusted so it isn't grounded out, so I just had to walk the perimeter of the pasture and pull the insulators up/push them down on the fiberglass posts. The wildlife sighting was baby frogs sitting on the tape. They were so tiny. Go froggies! Eat the skeeters!
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Post by fiffur on Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:35 pm

Wish I could've seen those tiny frogs! I haven't seen or heard one around me all summer long.
The hummies seem to be gone. We have huge flocks of geese in the yard every morning now though.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 pm

Our hummies are gone too. We are being overrun with frogs of all sizes. The toads seem to be getting sleepy for winter, but the frogs are still hard at work. They're quieter now that it's chilly at night.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by fiffur on Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:04 pm

With all the skeeters you have after all those storms the frogs will be very fat and ready for winter.
Some of our other birds are gone now too, haven't seen a goldfinch lately at the feeders.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:27 pm

They're all here. We have loads of them all winter long. They aren't bright yellow. They're more olive colored. They eat our feeders empty every couple of days in the really cold winter.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:38 pm

I had a small house finch sitting at my feeder, keeping dry while it rained/drizzled all day long Sunday. Smart bird, I have a large clear plastic bowl over it as a roof to keep the seed dry. This bird figured out he'd keep dry too sitting there. Singing in the Rain
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:14 pm


That sounds cute. You're right, smart bird.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by bpaquet on Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:45 pm

Aww! We haven't had much rain. I have some houses set up under eaves, but no one seems to have moved in yet.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by fiffur on Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 pm

I'm leaving my birdhouse in the tree for the winter. When the weather is bad someone can room in the for the night or the week. Everybody else takes theirs down.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by bpaquet on Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:31 pm

We leave out a few too. I usually clean out the old nests as long as I haven't seen any signs of someone living there.

Today, I saw a couple baby raccoons in the pasture. At first, I thought they were beavers, but then they peeked up out of the grass. No mistaking those eyes. I went out to shoo them into the woods. Even though they are cute now, they're troublemakers. If they stick around long enough, they'll get into the barn and make a mess.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by Sue Short on Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:33 pm


I know what you mean, I've seen what they can do to feeding stations.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by fiffur on Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:32 pm

I've seen what they can do in garages......... Shocked
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by bpaquet on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:08 pm

I saw the finest baby walking down the road in the rain today. I think their mom must be gone. He was alone and looked kind of miserable. As much as I think they are pains, baby raccoons are kind of cute. He didn't know he was supposed to be afraid of me and just gave me the most pitiful look.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by Sue Short on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:46 pm


I hate seeing orphan animals. Sad
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by bpaquet on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:00 pm

I'm thinking of getting a trap and bringing him to the wildlife rehab people.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by Sue Short on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:56 pm


That's a great idea.
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