Bird Feeding

A Finch I think - Finch feeding from the bird feeder out front.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
June 27, 2008 5:06pm CST
Lately we have just been getting squirrels and blackbirds eating the seeds from the feeder out front. Well I caught what I think is a finch of some type feeding this afternoon as I was outside weeding etc. Not a great shot but still a decent shot I feel. It could also be some type of sparrow as well. I am not a bird person actually. HAHAHA!! Do you have any feeders for the local bird life in your yard? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Just today I got this shot. This silly bird was so lazy it wouldnt even fly to the bird feeder it was eating the stuff that fell to the grass.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Lazy Bird - Eating From The Grass
Well my pictures never seem to load lol.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Jun 08
It looks like a Mourning Dove. Very pretty too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@peavey (16906)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I quit feeding birds during the spring and summer because the squirrels would get all the feed. I want to find a different kind of feeder this fall because I love watching birds. Your picture looks kind of like a sparrrow, but it's hard to tell.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Set out dried corn on the cob for the squirrels then. They love it and leave the seeds alone then. I think it's a sprrow of sort as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@peavey (16906)
• United States
28 Jun 08
You're probably right, but I'd be cautious of encouraging squirrels at all. We have 'way too many of them. I can't grow corn or sunflowers or anything like that, because they cut them down before they're even mature.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
We have feeders in our yard and keep them filled for most of the year. Last week we had an invader in the yard. We believe it is a bear. The pole from the feeder was taken right from the ground. Both feeders were emptied of seed and tossed aside. We held off on refilling them. They now are half full and hopefully we will once again see the cardinals, sparrows, finches, mourning doves and blue jays as they come to feast at the feeders. Hopefully the bears will have forgotten that there was a quick treat in our backyard.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Sounds like a bears tactics ripping the pole out to easily get to the free food. I've seen this happen up north to feeders people set up for the wild birds etc. Any photos of some of these birds to share here maybe? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
27 Jun 08
If you want to keep the squirrels away from a birdfeed that hangs in a tree drill a hole in a bigger plastic or steel bowl (just a bowl that's smooth on the outside). Turn the bowl upside down and put it on top of the bird feeder. They slide off and can't get down to get the bird seeds. Just make sure the bowl doesn't have a rim they can catch onto.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Nahh. Corn on the cob dried out keeps them much busier and they don't mess with the seeds then. Try that. It works great. Stores even sell dried corn as well as spikes to stick them in the lawn etc for the squirrels. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I stop feeding them in the summer, can't afford all that seed! But I'd love to.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Jun 08
It is costly isn't it. I got a 25 pound bag and it was almost $10. Unreal for seeds and the such. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I go to Tractor Supply and get it for $4 for 40 pounds but they go through it like crazy!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Jun 08
The only feeder I have is for hummingbirds. The house behind us has two or three bird feeders hanging in their carport.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I don't even think they are any hummingbirds near me due to the traffic etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Oh I don't think the traffic would have anything to do with the hummingbirds. We live one house away from a busy street. My aunt lives just off a busy highway and she has so many hummingbirds that come visit her feeders.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Jun 08
We have a bird feeder out front of our home too. We have filled it several times and the birds eat it all up. We have all kinds of birds feeding on it. We have two hummingbird feeders in the back yard too. I have seen two hummingbirds this year on those. We had about 4 or 5 hummingbirds feeding on them last year. I hope the others come back and feed in them some time soon. We have black birds, sparrows, blue birds, dopves and red wing black birds feeding on ours. There are some others also but I do not know what they are right now.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I had a beautiful birdhouse with stained glass sides but those spiteful little squirrels chewed threw the hanker and it broke when it hit the ground and i haven't replaced it yet. Although i did see a fishing cabin on e-bay I'm thinking on. It is made out of wood and might not break as easily!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Squirrels are nasty little critters when it comes to them wanting something to eat aren't they? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dfollin (14744)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I love bird feeders.But,right now we are living in a condo and have no trees to hangs them in.I had a small plastic cheap one and this squrirrel kept getting into it.So,I bought one that had a squirrel screen on it .But it hangs around it and get's what is outside and shakes it to get some to fall out.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
28 Jun 08
i really like to feed the birds during the winter (the brave ones that stay for our cold canadian winters) so they have some food to eat and dont have to pick through the frozen ground. during this time of year though, i ocassionally see a cardnal which i love to see.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
28 Jun 08
That does look like a sparrow...I used to have a bird feeder on my fire escape...that is until my jerk landlord told me to take it down...said it was blocking space on the fire escape...DUH? Hello? The feeder wasn't that large and I had it tucked under the stairs area out of the way...what a spoilsport...miss seeing the birds that used to come around
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Even though there are different kinds of birds that come into my yard, the only bird feeder I have is for the hummingbirds. There are many hummingbirds that come to the feeder everyday. I could watch them for hours! Okay, so I don't, but if I could I would. LOL
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Darn it, I uploaded a picture of my hummingbird feeder, but it didn't come up. So I am trying again.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Third and final try. I am giving up if it doesn't show up after this.
• United States
28 Jun 08
This looks like a Chipping Sparrow to me.
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jun 08
I should get a bird feederthat would be so much fun,we have three large cedar trees almost against our fence,and a 'zillion different birds live in them. Black birds,crows, mocking birds,you name it and some rather cocky blue jays'also.we also have a resident emarald green ruby throated 'hummingbird who loves to sip nectar from the hawthorne bushes and now she has to go to the roses as the hawthorn blooms are all'gone. she is so pretty.
@kareng (18923)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Well like I said in the photo comments, I was going to say it looked like a sparrow to me. Whatever it is, it is fat and healthy! It appears he has been feeding at your birdfeeder quite often! I'll have to check back here and see if anyone has truly identified the little birdie :) Have a good one!