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Old 04-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Nature and things

Our yard around the port is a "no kill zone" this includes all birds of many species, including hawks and the occasional eagle.
we have had little birds that have lost their way and sit on your hand, we have had humming birds taking a break and sit on your hands
now we have a little cowbird that simply likes to hop up and say howdy.
she/he will follow you around the yard or just sit under the feeders on on the watering hole and hang out. All the other birds fly off, but this little one just hops a few feet and watches you.

At first I thought it was sick or blind, but it quickly proved to me it could fly quite well and see.
just thought I would share
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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I enjoy the birds right up to the time they roost on my ladder. I enjoy pets up until the time they require extra care! I just cannot bring my self to taking a walk with a plastic bag on my hand. I have this great Albino Hummingbird photo as my wallpaper on the laptop. Great way to enjoy them!
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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I love watching the Humming birds. When we camped at Priest Gulch CG(one the the nicest CG we've EVER stayed in, BTW) along the Delores River in CO., we were covered up in Humming birds. While we were there, they put on such an aerial show that it kept us there two extra days. Hundreds of them, fighting over available flower nectar and the feeders some campers put out. They can get very aggressive and quite vocal...it was a blast watching their antics. Mesa Verde NP wasn't bad either.

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we dont get poop on the rv
we only allow one set of birds to make a nest in our upper corner then sweep it away when the hatch lings depart
i think they all know the rv is off limits somehow


our newest humming bird is only about 3 inches long....he is fast so i have to sit and try to catch him on camera
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That's cool, I've never seen anyone holding a humming bird

They are coming back to our area right now because of all the flowers blooming but all they do is Buzzz my head and scare the sh** out of me
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They must be a good judge of character. I have birds that come in all day. A couple flocks of turkeys that visit on occasion, a beautiful big male scared the h---- out of me the other day. Saw something big approching to my left and was about to run when I realized and saw what it was.
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We have a female Miniature Schnauzer. A large flock of wild turkeys came into her yard and she took off after them. They flew off with out much worry. You should have seen the look on her face - she seemed to say "I did not know they could fly!". Life can be so unfair if you are that little.
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Beware of male turkeys... sometimes if you are in their territory, they might fly at your face to drive you off and give you a good wingslapping/pecking/scratching. Females are not so inclined.
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