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Old 05-09-2008, 09:54 PM
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What birds are nesting in your garden?

This is my first spring in a new (but 43 y.o.) house, and I have three nests in my garden! Two of them are very hard to notice, on the evergreens (juniper and yew). These nests are built by grackles. The third nest is built very low - by American Robins, and they have 4 chicks! I took a few pictures in a few days. I am just worried that some predator may get them because it's so easily accessible, but so far - so good
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:11 PM
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All the usual ones for us, baltimore oriole - robins - hummingbirds - probably grackles in the spruce - and mourning doves, we put out cracked corn for them, must be some finches as they are at the feeders too.

heard a horned owl earlier on so maybe somewhere in the neighborhood there's a nest
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:19 PM
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We have Blue Jays, Cardnials,Robins and humingbirds there are a lot of other birds arown but not in our trees
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:08 PM
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Birds around

I've seen some more types of birds around too - like cardinals, morning doves, I know we have blue jays and sometimes hummingbirds (need to buy a feeder for them...), and also some cute tiny bright yellow bird, still need to figure out. In the winter I have Downy Woodpecker, some chickadees... And I just realized that robin's nest is built in a lilac tree!
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:03 AM
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We have a few robin and bluejay nests. But mostly we have squirrel nests - lol! I live in an older neighborhood with lots of trees and LOTS of squirrels! I have been watching them build their nests all spring. Now I am anxiously awaiting seeing all the babies.

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Old 05-11-2008, 02:28 PM
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We have robin nests. We have had sparrows also in past years. What do you have to do/have to get hummingbirds to nest in your yard?? I had a feeder last year & lots of flowers that they like. I had to take down the feeder last year because a racoon came up to drink the water(it's on a hanger on one of the side posts on my deck).My house is a bi-level & the deck is off of my kitchen. He had to climb 13 steps to get to it!! Any ideas on how to discourage the racoon so that I can feed & enjoy watching the hummingbirds??


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Old 04-17-2009, 08:12 AM
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We have 6 birdhouses with nests. One is a chickadees, rest are sparrows. There are robin nests in the area and cardinals, morning doves and yellow finches. lenolle, the yellow bird you are seeing is probably a yellow finch.
There is a hugh squirrel nest high up in a tall tree in the neighborhood.

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:16 AM
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So far I haven't come across any new nests in our yard. The neighbors ahve a dove in one of their low evrgreens, and something else in the other. But every year something knocks that nest out of the tree. I told her to replace it and the babies and they should be fine. But if the babies are feathered to just leave them, they are fledglings and learning to fly.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:55 PM
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The little yellow/blue bird house Judy painted at Arts/Crafts at ARC again has a chicadee nesting in it. We had just put it up last year when I noticed it had been occupied. Of course she was proud since she had brought the house to me.
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We have swallow's nest on our porch. It is a little hassle/gross to have the bird poop below it, but I take it in stride because they eat miskeetos (how do you spell that?) That is the only nest we have identified. We have spotted other nest befor, but don't know who they belong to.
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