Early Bird catches.....?

Posted by: Celandine

Early Bird catches.....? - 03/06/14 10:56 AM


Due to the unusually cold weather in the South what
they're describing as "WAVES" of Robins are flocking
North while our ground is still covered in up to a foot
of compacted snow/ice. I searched-out an alternative
diet
to help sustain them .....until their diet of insects
becomes readily available: Fruits & Berries fit the Bill.


<-bonus klk

Journey North
~ get involved ~
Posted by: MrB

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/06/14 03:19 PM

Fruits and berries, you mean you don't have a ready supply of worms and grubs to give them? smile

Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/06/14 04:13 PM


The alternative link suggests Meal Worms
which can be had @ any Pet Store, since
it's a universal source of protein for
just about any insectivorous animal.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/07/14 08:00 AM

We've had lots of robins lately. smile

The early bird might get the worm but it's the 2nd rat that gets the cheese ! whistle
Posted by: MrB

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/07/14 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
We've had lots of robins lately. smile

The early bird might get the worm but it's the 2nd rat that gets the cheese ! whistle



Not only does the second rat get the cheese but it gets the first rat also. Can you say "Double Cheese Burger". cry

Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/07/14 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: MrB
Not only does the second rat get the cheese but it gets the first rat also. Can you say "Double Cheese Burger". cry
Dave

OH you're BAD Dave !! laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: Nana

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/08/14 12:18 AM

Thanks for sharing the robin pic & video Celandine. The only birds I've seen in my new hood are large hawks. I've never any pigeons out here yet.
Since the weather will be hitting 50 degrees Sat, I am going to take a walk around. Thanks to you, I will be looking for robins.
Will be taking my cam.


EDIT: Have a migraine. Can't type worth sh..t. mad
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/08/14 01:54 AM



Hawks (raptors) Migrate too...

NJ/PA is a Major "FlyWay"
between So. America & Canada.

I wasn't expecting robins this early either
I usually spot the first one close to my B'Day
at the end of March, and I'd NEVER seen them in flocks
...never even knew they traveled that way until 2 days ago.

* hope your migraine abates so you
can enjoy the brief respite in the weather.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/08/14 03:21 AM

Thanks for the link. Didn't know that raptors migrate

Dave
Posted by: Nana

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/08/14 03:47 AM

I didn't know those darn hawks migrated. I see them all year round. More so now, since I now live in the bush. Those suckers are HUGE! The other day looking out the window I was watching one eating a meal on top of my neighbors car. What a bloody mess. All that was left...a bushy tail & a bunch of gray fur. So I gather it was a squirrel.
The hawk must not have been a nesting female.

The tenets with small dogs, only walk them at night now. I think one of the little tenants dogs was attacked by a hawk. shocked
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/08/14 09:29 AM


Some Raptors migrate.. some don't.
(remember raptors also include Owls & Eagles)

YEAH!?!? What's with THOSE BIG SUCKERS!?!?

They showed up here as well about a year ago,
stayed all throughout the Winter...

I hadn't had time to investigate exactly what
they are... or what the heck they EAT! shocked

When I lived across from the graveyard, we had
all manor of birdlife, two sizes of Woodpeckers
a nesting pair of hawks, an owl, starlings, finches
sparrows, cardinals, mockingbirds.. and Blue Jays
up the butt...

Saw one of the hawks make-off with the male house
sparrow that nested under my AC, and witnessed a
Red Tail Hawk dismember my almost-a-pet mockingbird
that used to sing over my cat's grave and make-off
with the neatly butchered breasts back to it's nest.
( made a Dream Catcher featuring the White Signal
Flash from the Mockingbird's wing using the honey
suckle vine that entwined the tree... if I find the
picture of it I'll post it...)

...but I've never seen those BIG Hawks (Eagles?)
before this year.. and they're all over the place!


umm.. the other components of the Dream Catcher are a
representation of a Full-Moon Face, a cluster of
Grapes & Leaves, THE White Buffalo (bison) preparing
to step through the center hole into the Next Dimension...
...thus Ending the World. @ the top pf the wing is a
circular disk made of Abalone shell. I designed it as a
composition that represented The Earth, Sea & Sky.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Early Bird catches.....? - 03/08/14 10:52 AM


I doano...
...waddiyoo reckon? confused