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    #16
    What a fortunate encounter !
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      #17
      Sure is !
      I must say , since i stop post on this trend , I don't know if one could say so. For instead , take today, while washing up few utensils,one came closer to me than yesterday .

      These are moreso ,wilder than those that live in an around civilisation !

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        #18
        How neat, am in the city myself, and the birds are are very plentiful here.
        Often thought that they live almost in a different dimension.
        Have many cats here, and they do always watch the birds, but they
        seem never ever to even try to go after them.
        Almost magical to hear the sound of them as they fly nearby.
        Dusk here now, just looked out and they are here feeding.
        Guess I should go grab a glass of iced tea, and sit outside to
        watch them.
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          #19
          i'm jealous of folks with lots of birds, lol. if i have out 7 feeders , one dominant male will set up shop & chase dang near all others away. i wonder if it's only the ruby-throat birds that are that ornery? i see youtube videos of shitpots of hummers buzzing around feeders/bird baths..
          smoking more pot is NOT the answer to my problems. my problem is that i need more problems that smoking more pot IS the answer to...

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            #20
            My best friends dad sat with a flower in his mouth and had one come up and feed from the flower. It was pretty cool. I imagine it would be a trip to look one right in the eyes while he/she is drinking

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              #21
              Originally posted by armedoldhippy View Post
              i'm jealous of folks with lots of birds, lol. if i have out 7 feeders , one dominant male will set up shop & chase dang near all others away. i wonder if it's only the ruby-throat birds that are that ornery? i see youtube videos of shitpots of hummers buzzing around feeders/bird baths..
              Have similar issues here, the only time it feels like there is an abundance here is in the Spring when there are lots of the little ones flitting around.
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                #22
                Originally posted by midwestkid View Post
                My best friends dad sat with a flower in his mouth and had one come up and feed from the flower. It was pretty cool. I imagine it would be a trip to look one right in the eyes while he/she is drinking
                i've seen little feeders that clip to the bill of a cap. sit still, and the fearless little SOBs will fly right up in your face. one guy i watched had one poke him in the eye, lol...
                smoking more pot is NOT the answer to my problems. my problem is that i need more problems that smoking more pot IS the answer to...

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by armedoldhippy View Post

                  i've seen little feeders that clip to the bill of a cap. sit still, and the fearless little SOBs will fly right up in your face. one guy i watched had one poke him in the eye, lol...
                  Would imagine it is easily done in areas like this where the birds stay year round.
                  Can see how it would be relatively easy to get them started with something like a feeder on a hat.
                  Once they had the pattern down, others would catch on, and they would teach the young, which
                  is I suppose is how some are able to get them lining up to feed with such arrangements .

                  Often used to wonder if the migratory birds that I would see each year were the same from years
                  prior.
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                    #24
                    do honeybees, yellowjackets etc come to your feeders, Gry? i have 1 or 2 feeders that they seem to really prefer. fun sometimes to watch them & the birds dispute feeding rights...
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                      #25
                      No, not at all, and yet I have quite a few of them here. There are a lot of jade plants, and the bees are attracted to them.
                      That is where one can find preying mantis that are there to take advantage of the abundance of bees. Lot of citrus plants in the area, and the bees do well with them I would imagine.
                      Only thing that seems to go after the feeders are tiny little ants, feeder has a dam, which keeps them off.
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                        #26
                        dang yellowjackets & honeybees swarmed me the other day. birds could not eat at all. put the bees out a much simpler dining spot about 50' away, problem solved. sort of, lol. i added some Gatorade (because i HATE that flavor) to the bee feast and the crazy birds were trying to get to the bees plate feeder. i guess the red of the GA drew them in...odd, when bees finished off what i put out, they disappeared. damn few come to bird feeders now...cool!
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                          #27
                          the migration picked up speed today. had more birds today than last 2 weeks put together. birds already on the move south aint taking any possessive shit from my resident birds. they gonna EAT...had two or three fights going for a long time, sometimes 3 birds to a quarrel. i've scattered my feeders around the yard hoping to lower the friction a mite, all of them being used.
                          smoking more pot is NOT the answer to my problems. my problem is that i need more problems that smoking more pot IS the answer to...

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                            #28
                            i'm depressed. aint seen a hummingbird for two days. went on a birdwatching site that shows night-time radar screens showing shitpots of birds flowing south the past 2 nights along the Atlantic seaboard inland to just west of us, along the Cumberland Plateau. not much movement west of there along the Mississippi flyway or further west...yet.
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                              #29
                              I see or HEAR hummingbirds all the time.

                              Often in the morning.

                              Well I think it's a hummingbird. Maybe it's a really hyper BIG moth.
                              Never Under-estimate the Psychopathic-ness of a Politician

                              who is in Save the Children Mode.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by St. Phatty View Post
                                I see or HEAR hummingbirds all the time.

                                Often in the morning.

                                Well I think it's a hummingbird. Maybe it's a really hyper BIG moth.
                                THREE days now...need to keep the feeder up until late Oct or early Nov, but changing the food every three or four days gets tedious if you're not seeing birds. at this stage, i'd take anything flying by to break monotony...blue jay, kestrel, fruit bats...
                                smoking more pot is NOT the answer to my problems. my problem is that i need more problems that smoking more pot IS the answer to...

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