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mamselle

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2020, 07:42:33 AM »
A very insistent cardinal keeps singing, for the last three days now, just outside my window.

Since I occasionally "talk" with them (they will answer a reasonably similar whistled call to their own for several iterations) I wonder if he misses me?

(Very bright red, so it's definitely a "he"; the females are brownish).

Also, at 5 AM....just as I was dropping off to sleep....the morning chorus started up.

It was nice music to fall asleep to.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2020, 08:18:31 AM »
While gathering trash
I hear fluttering above
Birds in the branches

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2020, 09:13:13 AM »
First hummer yesterday!

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #123 on: March 27, 2020, 03:16:27 PM »
Mother mourning dove has been sitting in her nest continually for three days now.  Once or twice a day she gets relief from her mate who takes her place in the nest.

According to the Cornell site, that probably means two eggs due to hatch in about 10 days.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #124 on: March 27, 2020, 04:25:31 PM »
Are they still billing and coping?

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #125 on: March 29, 2020, 08:28:51 AM »
A very insistent cardinal keeps singing, for the last three days now, just outside my window.

Since I occasionally "talk" with them (they will answer a reasonably similar whistled call to their own for several iterations) I wonder if he misses me?

(Very bright red, so it's definitely a "he"; the females are brownish).

Also, at 5 AM....just as I was dropping off to sleep....the morning chorus started up.

It was nice music to fall asleep to.

M.

Mamselle:

Have you used the Auduban bird app? It has a TON of bird calls on it which I play for the birds to hear. I've had several cardinals, titmice and Carolina wrens fly near me to see who was making all the noise!

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #126 on: March 29, 2020, 08:33:05 AM »
Mamselle:

Have you used the Auduban bird app? It has a TON of bird calls on it which I play for the birds to hear. I've had several cardinals, titmice and Carolina wrens fly near me to see who was making all the noise!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 

Yes, I know I'm yelling, but please stop doing that.  It makes them think there's a challenger in their territory, can cause them to leave nests unprotected, and generally adds stress and disruption to their daily lives.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #127 on: March 29, 2020, 09:16:00 AM »
Mamselle:

Have you used the Auduban bird app? It has a TON of bird calls on it which I play for the birds to hear. I've had several cardinals, titmice and Carolina wrens fly near me to see who was making all the noise!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 

Yes, I know I'm yelling, but please stop doing that.  It makes them think there's a challenger in their territory, can cause them to leave nests unprotected, and generally adds stress and disruption to their daily lives.

Yikes! I didn't know. I did find an article about it.

https://www.audubon.org/news/how-use-birdcall-apps

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #128 on: March 29, 2020, 09:59:40 AM »
A few years ago I played a Cornell recording of loons at a pair on the lake in front of me. They took off immediately and it was two years before a loon returned to my part of the lake.  As E-P-W says, often these recordings are aggressive.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #129 on: March 29, 2020, 11:36:29 AM »
Are they still billing and coping?

M.

That was supposed to be "cooing," not "coping"! I'm sooo tired of the aggressive spell-correct on this phone (and yes, I've tried to turn it off!)

I didn't realize my "bird-conversations" were upsetting to the birds. They usually only last a little while (5 might. max) as I'm walking down the street. I don't really want their tree, I thought I was just saying "hi!"

But I'll have a re-think about that.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #130 on: March 29, 2020, 12:05:04 PM »
Are they still billing and coping?

M.

That was supposed to be "cooing," not "coping"! I'm sooo tired of the aggressive spell-correct on this phone (and yes, I've tried to turn it off!)

I didn't realize my "bird-conversations" were upsetting to the birds. They usually only last a little while (5 might. max) as I'm walking down the street. I don't really want their tree, I thought I was just saying "hi!"

But I'll have a re-think about that.

M.


The she-dove is coping--sitting now in a cold rain for hours. The he-dove is awol.  So no more canoodling.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #131 on: March 29, 2020, 12:07:37 PM »
Awww....hope he's just gone out for food.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #132 on: March 30, 2020, 06:45:04 AM »
Are they still billing and coping?

M.

That was supposed to be "cooing," not "coping"! I'm sooo tired of the aggressive spell-correct on this phone (and yes, I've tried to turn it off!)

I didn't realize my "bird-conversations" were upsetting to the birds. They usually only last a little while (5 might. max) as I'm walking down the street. I don't really want their tree, I thought I was just saying "hi!"

But I'll have a re-think about that.

M.

Mamselle, how do they behave when you 'talk back' to them?  If they're flying at or toward you then you're probably upsetting them.  If they just answer with another normal-sounding song, then there's a good chance they are saying something like "nice try!" because the true tonal complexity of many of their calls is probably too much for human abilities.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #133 on: March 30, 2020, 07:28:10 AM »
Mamselle.....Thank you for your very civil response to our concerns.  And I absolutely mean that!  I'm soooooo tired of people who tell me to f*ck off when I do a gentle, tactful pushback....on other boards, of course.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #134 on: March 30, 2020, 09:40:39 AM »
You're welcome.

We're all, always, learning.

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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.