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Re: fat birdies


Tree rats? You are cracking me up! There's still plenty of pecans from
my big tree for them, plus I put peanuts out to keep them away from the
feeder.

They still try it every once in a while, but the one big belligerent
male that was a nuisance stays off the feeder after I blasted him w/ the
water house. He hated that!! HA! That's the same one that likes to tease
Sugar, because he knows exactly how far she can go on her tether. He
better hope I never lengthen that rope or he's toast. She'll tear him
up! I've seen her go after and run dogs off that were twice her size.
I've never seen a cat (fixed no less) so territorial.

Tree rats, that's hilarious.....but I guess they are rodents, aren't they?

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 23 Jan 2003 20:41:08 -0600

>That really ugly bird is probably a starling. Having lived, many moons 
>ago, in Minnesota, I have no problem with the current temperatures; in 
>fact, I enjoy winter much more than our west central Illinois summers.  
>I feed safflower seeds, niger, and suet (refuse to make the birds share 
>with the "tree rats", ie. squirrels). Most frequent visitors are doves, 
>cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, tufted titmouse, goldfinches, juncos, 
>red breasted woodpecker, hairy and downy woodpeckers, cardinals, jays, 
>and a variety of native sparrows.
>Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
>On Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at 08:50 PM, Richard T. Apking wrote:
>
>> Pam--How are you making it?  Here after the nice weather about 10 days 
>> ago,
>> it is now zero, the high today was 6, expected to warm up to the low 
>> 20's
>> this weekend.  I have quite a bunch of birds here, the finches (house, 
>> gold,
>> and purple) generally munch down on the niger seed.  The sparrows,
>> cardinals, jays, nuthatches, and, believe it or not, the woodpeckers and
>> some black with gold speckled really ugly bird eat sunflower hearts.
>> Started using them so there wasn't so much debris around the feeder.  
>> There
>> are a couple of white pine trees near the feeders, so some cover is
>> provided, also a heated bird bath, which really gets a workout.  Rich,
>> freezing in Z-5
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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