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#55413 May 31st, 2007 at 01:56 PM
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Well it seems that my Oriole has returned and that he prefers my hummingbird feeder that I have modified for him by removing one of the "flowers" to make the beak opening larger. And that My Oriols feeder is preferred by my Hummers, and oh the resident Downy Woodpecker prefers the oriole feeder to seed---go figure--- touched


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Hello; I'am also a birder,and i've noticed some
strange bed fellows like you. It must be Mother
Nature playing tricks on us humans hahahah.....

I,ve seen morning doves in my finch feeders hanging
on for dear life,while the finches are fighting with
the blue jays and cardinals for black oilers...

Don


Sometimes I wake up grouchy,other days I just let her sleep,while I'am outside in the garden she is
counting sheep. (%$#@%*#&@) sorry honey,I didn't
say that...honey put down that hoe... :(
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Thorny staggers away from JunieGirl's nectar feeders where he has been drinking them dry of ALL the fermented nectar.


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Welcome to the forum, Don. I am Thornius in Nashville, TN, The Bird Man here. It's so good to hav anotherbirder here to help me and Wrennie. Wrennie runs a wildbird shop in Phoenecia, NY. She is great.


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Thornius #55513 May 31st, 2007 at 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the Hi-de-Ho Thornius,I've been a bird brain for
a long time.....ahah

Don


Sometimes I wake up grouchy,other days I just let her sleep,while I'am outside in the garden she is
counting sheep. (%$#@%*#&@) sorry honey,I didn't
say that...honey put down that hoe... :(
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Oh Carol those birds are strange! I have a pair of tree swallows trying to check out a chickadee nest box, which is too small for them really. BF cut the hole larger last night, maybe they'll use it. ???

Hi swampfox/Don!

Aww thanks Thorny!!


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lol lol LOL Thorny---Is fermented nectar anything like fermented "corn"?? neener

So on one of your excursions to my feeders, have you met my male Hummer I've named Pete--he spends a large amount of time on my tomato cage that is next to the humminbird feeder. (& yep, I am now naming birds rolz)

Wrennie: I hope for you & the tree swallows that your modified nest is accepted & used. I just love swallows---we used to have many at our old place--none here though boohoo

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Pete and I got to drinking the fermented nectar and then he took me to an Exotic bird club where we got a nest dance.


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Corn Licker, as it's called here in the South, is sold in one quart fruit jars and is about 180 Proof (90% Alcohol). It tastes like canned corn and will burn if exposed to a flame.


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GOOD NEWS!!
We were outside last night. The swallows came by, checked out the house again, exclaimed "tweeter" we fit! And have been bringing nesting material and doing the 'wild thing' since. We have tennants!!


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Thorny: about the "corn licker"--is it safe to actually drink much of it??--I have only heard about it, not actually drank it.--I imagaine it would be a cheap drunk though. notme

Wrennie: That is great news, so glad you have new "renters"--- thumbup Enjoy!!!


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Originally Posted by JunieGirl
Well it seems that my Oriole has returned and that he prefers my hummingbird feeder that I have modified for him by removing one of the "flowers" to make the beak opening larger. And that My Oriole feeder is preferred by my Hummers, and oh the resident Downy Woodpecker prefers the Oriole feeder to seed---go figure--- touched


6-2-07 : I should add that the sparrows have pretty much taken over the finch feeder--- egad


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Thorn swallows the Swallows.


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shock Bad Thorny! Spit! I said spit! Let the swallows out!

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Good Morning all.

I just wanted to say that my Female Oriole was at the modified hummingbird feeder this AM--& she then went to the Actual oriole feeder and sat by it, not feeding, a bit and then flew away. Next year I think I will just put up 2 hummingbird feeders--both half "modified" so as to accomodate all. Unless i am feeling sorry for the Downy Woodpecker, that is.--

And I was wondering--is there anything I can do to "discourage" all the sparrows from monopolizing the finch feeder??
Nary a finch gets a chance to eat--not to even mention the Male Blue Grosbeak-although I suspect there is a female or 2 of the B.Grosbeaks that are not so easily intimadated, and are having no problem eating when the sparrows are. (I am saying I THINK I am recognizing a female blue grosbeak at the finch feeders as well when the sparrows are there.)


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