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Offline Tigerlady105

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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2010, 11:14:10 AM »
Please be sure to take a look at this great apple feeder that is posted on flickr!   :thumbup:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peregrinebirdphoto/5263832504/in/contacts/   
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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2011, 01:13:33 PM »


I wasn't sure where to post this question but I settled on here.

Can anyone recommend a good birder magazine(s)?

Thanks! :ecsmile
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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2011, 11:28:27 PM »
cakiepie

I don't know of a good one that is available on magazine stands in Canada. Birds and Blooms is not always too accurate as the content is submitted by subscribers but it can contain some interesting pictures and information.
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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2011, 11:54:55 PM »
I used to subscribe to Birders World, I enjoyed it. Tho not sure of accuracy either but lots of info & pictures. Good birding spots & festivals info.
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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2011, 07:43:27 AM »
Thank you Blue and Passerine...since coming to the "nest" and seeing photos submitted by folks and talking about birds, I have become very interested in learning more and being able to identify species that I come upon.  I have requested a "decent' pair of binoculars for my birthday..lol.  I did see a subsciption for Birders World and think I will start there. And I have also learned at Hornby..don't always believe what you hear and read!!  So check in with the "nest" before passing along any info read, unless of course it is Doug's book, which I did receive for Christmas this year   :biggrin3

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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2011, 07:54:25 AM »
Cakiepie, you may want to check out the National Audubon Society website. As a member, you would receive a monthly publication. But there is tons of info there and links to areas for bird ID and such. Check out Audubon here

http://www.audubon.org/

And this is a direct link to how to join.

http://support.audubon.org/

And their online magazine

http://audubonmagazine.org/

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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2011, 05:58:04 AM »
Oh Bird...thank you so much.  I certainly will check these out!    :heart
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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2011, 02:18:02 PM »
You are very welcome cakiepie.  :ecsmile  Decided to join myself while I was checking it out!  :biggrin3

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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2011, 11:40:53 PM »
Oh dear ... another cam there at Audubon!!
They have a barn owl that is now sitting on 7 eggs!!!


Seems there are cams everywhere all of a sudden!
(... or maybe I just never looked before.)

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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2011, 01:26:06 AM »
Marjy2u, thank you for the link to the Starr Ranch cam.  It's been awhile since I've checked on the owls and I just saw Mrs. Owl turning some of her seven eggs.  She's a good mom!   :eclove
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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2011, 07:41:36 AM »
Hi Marjy2u, it is mind boggling how many cams there are these days. Thanks for the reminder that I need to check in there.  :eclove

 Have you had an opportunity to check out the Wildlife cams topic here in the forum? http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=17.0 The Starr Ranch Barn Owl cam (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=17.0) is posted there as well as several more that others have found. I find it makes it really easy to find live cams that others mention in the chat.
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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2012, 04:38:04 PM »
My daughter sent me this link to a recent Audubon newsletter.

http://ca.audubon.org/newsroom/press-releases/2012/open-vertical-pipes-are-death-traps-birds-and-other-wildlife

The article reads, in part:
"Audubon California is warning landowners about the dangers of open vertical pipes to wildlife on public and private properties. Exposed pipes which can take the form of sign posts, irrigation vents, unused chimneys and survey markers are particularly hazardous for small cavity-nesting birds that either fall into these openings, or enter looking for nesting space. Once inside, birds are unable to open their wings to fly out, and the smooth sides make it impossible to climb out. Inevitably, the birds suffer a miserable, unnecessary death from starvation and exposure. It is estimated that many thousands of birds die suffer this fate every year."

I checked my property... I have a few tubular fence posts, but they're all capped. I did have an uncapped septic vent above my bathroom, so today I went up on the roof and covered it with a piece of nylon mesh (they kind you use for window screens). A piece of wire around the top of the pipe holds the mesh securely in place.

This took all of five minutes. Well worth the time.

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Re: Share Your Nature Tips
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2012, 05:07:04 PM »
Thank you Wren. Good tip.