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Re: OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings

  • Subject: Re: OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 15:39:18 -0500

I agree w/ Tricia, that is unusual for them to be foraging during the day.
Interesting.  Hope it's not rabid.

On 4/27/09, Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> Isn't that unusual for raccons to be out during the day?  I got my son's
> paintball gun out of the attic.  I may try to show them that we play
> paintball
> here so they will go elsewhere.
> For those of you that have never had any raccoons they are very
> destructive.
> They never seem to be happy just eating the seeds they tear up the
> feeders.  I
> had one alstromeria that had made it through the winter and now I doubt it
> will recover after they have torn it up getting to the feeder that was
> hanging
> above the plant.
>
> --- On Mon, 4/27/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
>
> From: andreah <andreah@hargray.com>
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Monday, April 27, 2009, 5:07 AM
>
> OK- so I moved ALL of my birdfeeders yesterday because Mr. Raccoon paid us
> a
> visit in the middle of the day. I put them on a Sheppard's hook close to
> the
> back porch so hopefully I'll remember to bring them in at night.
> Grrrrr-what
> a pain.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of andreah
> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:00 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
>
> Hmmm, I never thought about brining them in at night. DUH. I may have to
> invest in another one. Thanks!
> A
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Patricia Dickson
> Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 12:10 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
>
> Andrea,
> I think you have got to replace that suet feeder...... those woodpeckers
> are
> too much fun to watch.  I have been taking inside my feeders so that the 4
> raccoons that visit my yard every night don't break anymore.  Some trouble
> but
> worth the birds.  I had 7 cedar wax wings sitting in the top of my bald
> cypress last evening.  I had to call my neighbor and get her to come
> identify
> them for me.  I thought they might be but they looked too small.  We looked
> through her binoculars and they were so very pretty.  They just stayed long
> enough for her to come down and identify them and then off they all flew.
> South... I think I am just lucky to be on thier migration route.
> Tricia
>
> --- On Sat, 4/25/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
>
> From: andreah <andreah@hargray.com>
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009, 7:11 AM
>
> I love to watch birds and their antics. I have A downy woodpecker that was
> coming to the suet feeder until a raccoon stole it and broke it-no more
> suet.
>
> Got your pics Pam-the yard looks fantastic and so does the house!!!
> A
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Pam Evans
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 9:03 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers
>
> I have a pair of downy woodpeckers whose antics crack me up anyway.  But
> tonight I discovered why, when I fill the peanut basket I find a bunch of
> empty shells in the basket.  It's a handleless colander that's nailed
> to the
> top of the big hackberry stump (about 4 feet high).  I came around the
> corner of the house and saw a head bobbing up and down in the basket.  It
> was the female just going to town on those peanuts.  After a few minutes,
> the male flew down and perched on the rim of the colander.  So she jumped
> out and he jumped in and took his "turn".  It was just hilarious and
> solved
> that minor mystery of the empty shells in the basket.  The rest of the
> birds
> (mostly blue jays & cardinals) fly down, grab a peanut and fly of into one
> of the shrubs or trees to eat their treat and come back.  I guess the
> woodpeckers think that's a waste of time.  You had to be here I guess, but
> it was pretty darn funny.
>
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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