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Post  rsv1cox on Mon May 23, 2016 8:07 am

Rather that step all over Kim's "Fox" thread (again Smile) I thought I would refer to a different species or two in a different post.

I enjoyed roddies pictures of birds and especially his woodpeckers (and also his house's chimney decor) so I thought I would contribute some from the ridges of West Virginia along with some pictures of bird houses destroyed by the local bear population.

Woodpeckers abound here, all types from the huge and stunningly beautiful Pileated's (up to 20") to the smaller Downy's and Hairy's. But my favorites are the mid sized Red Bellied, Red-headed, and Flickers.

Squirrels too, reds and grays but surprisingly no chipmunks. Just a few pictures from my back yard.

















The red headed woodpecker in the out of focus picture is a new-comer to the feeder this year. A mating pair I believe. The red bellied woodpecker rules the feeder. Flickers are ground feeders. We also have a lot of purple and gold finches, blue birds too but they also are ground feeders. Owl's and Hawks keep the squirrel population down.

Bob



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Post  VUgearhead on Mon May 23, 2016 9:45 am

Luv the pics, Bob.

Your dogwood is flowering beautifully in the background, BTW.

Now you just need a hummingbird feeder to enjoy the summertime dogfights!
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Post  Marleysky on Mon May 23, 2016 7:46 pm

One of the best Fathers Day gift my sons ever bought me was a "twirl a squirrel"  took 2 c-cell batteries and spun the squirrels off the feeder. LMAO watching the squirrels getting flung off the feeder!   I was looking for a video of one in operation and stumbled across this:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IANwb_qT1gg

lol!


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Post  crankbndr on Mon May 23, 2016 11:06 pm

Don't see many bears round here but do have sign painting alligators

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Post  rsv1cox on Tue May 24, 2016 7:26 am

Marleysky wrote:One of the best Fathers Day gift my sons ever bought me was a "twirl a squirrel"  took 2 c-cell batteries and spun the squirrels off the feeder. LMAO watching the squirrels getting flung off the feeder!   I was looking for a video of one in operation and stumbled across this:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IANwb_qT1gg

lol!

Ok, Now that's funny!!!

Great editing, but when I first saw the plane I thought it was just some sort of demonstrator not meant to get off the ground. Heavy, square, flat wing thing with lots of drag. But aerobatics....Wonderful.

I have seen homemade squirrel catapults built from baskets and springs that when remotely actuated tossed squirrels attempting to score a bird feeder.

And Gators too. They lived in a very large pond behind out house in Spring Hill Florida and would get into a fish pond that I built and clean out the fish.

Nature.... Smile
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:09 am

He's at it again.  Last night after I had just removed the feeder and cleaned it.  Also painted the upside down squirrel discouraging bucket.











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