Ebikes and Ebirds

steve mercier

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Annas Hummingbird
American Crow
American Dipper
American Goldfinch
American Robin
Barn Swallow
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Bewicks Wren
Black Capped Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Brown Headed Cowbird
Bushtit
Canada Goose
Caspian Tern
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Cliff Swallow
Common Yellow Throat
Common Loon
Common Nighthawk
Coopers Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
European Starling
Franklins Gull
Gilded Flicker
Glaucous Winged Gull
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Green Winged Teal
Hairy Woodpecker
House Finch
House Sparrow
Huttons Vireo
Limpkin
Merlin
Northern Flicker
Northern Rough Winged Swallow
Pacific Wren
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Purple Finch
Purple Martin
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Red Crossbill
Sanderling
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Stellars Jay
Townsends Warbler
Varied Thrush
Violet Green Swallow
Western Tanager
Western Wood Pee Wee
White Crowned Sparrow
Willow Flycatcher
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler
USING THE" SOUND ID " FEATURE ON THIS FREE APP : https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF CAPTURING THE CALLS OF ALL OF THE ABOVE LIST OF BIRDS ON MY EBIKE RIDES SINCE JULY 27TH. THIS IS FUN ,TRY IT!
 

mschwett

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Region
USA
well that post was a surprise! i seriously thought it was going to be about drones. (another hobby of mine...)
 

sc00ter

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Region
USA
City
Norfolk, VA
I have a bird feeder and had to add a squirrel feeder as well. The squirrels are a pain but they need food also, hence adding the feeder for them. I put down peanuts for the squirrels. One day I put down the peanuts and while the squirrels were hesitating a bunch of crowns swooped down and stole all their peanuts! It was pretty funny watching the squirrels on the roof of the garage screaming and flicking heir tails at a flock of hungry crows. My bird feeder gets a bunch of traffic. I'm slowly learning what all the visitors are.
 

hoboin

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Region
USA
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Taylor57

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Great bird pics! We have a bird feeder in our courtyard and get mainly sparrows, mourning and white wing doves and the occasional predator hawk. (red tail?) When the predators show up, the whole place clears out. The only downside I have noticed having a feeder is the birds occasionally crash into our windows and the birdseed that drops in our flower beds attract rats...
 

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hoboin

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USA
I used to feed the birds bit where I currently live there is a huge group of starling that are a nightmare to deal with that are even worse than squirrels to try to defend against, the whole group will just camp my feeder until it's empty and defend it from other birds. You can try putting up removable black silhouettes of birds on the glass that can sometimes work
 

Taylor57

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I used to feed the birds bit where I currently live there is a huge group of starling that are a nightmare to deal with that are even worse than squirrels to try to defend against, the whole group will just camp my feeder until it's empty and defend it from other birds. You can try putting up removable black silhouettes of birds on the glass that can sometimes work

We put the clear/crystal looking silhouettes up and they are useless. Pretty much a good bird strike a day. Fortunately, we haven't seen one not get up and fly away eventually...
 

Taylor57

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Great bird pics! We have a bird feeder in our courtyard and get mainly sparrows, mourning and white wing doves and the occasional predator hawk. (red tail?) When the predators show up, the whole place clears out. The only downside I have noticed having a feeder is the birds occasionally crash into our windows and the birdseed that drops in our flower beds attract rats...
Here is what happens right after we fill the feeder...
 

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steve mercier

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Great bird pics! We have a bird feeder in our courtyard and get mainly sparrows, mourning and white wing doves and the occasional predator hawk. (red tail?) When the predators show up, the whole place clears out. The only downside I have noticed having a feeder is the birds occasionally crash into our windows and the birdseed that drops in our flower beds attract rats...
Yes I had that problem of birds hitting the window so I removed the feeders completely.
 

Gionnirocket

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Region
USA
City
Y. O.
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Phone pic, so not the best but I've been watching these guys hunt down small Dragonfly at the lake I stop at for a break on my daily ride. Their agility is amazing.
First time seeing the Yellow Warbler in S. Westchester NY
 

steve mercier

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View attachment 95862Phone pic, so not the best but I've been watching these guys hunt down small Dragonfly at the lake I stop at for a break on my daily ride. Their agility is amazing.
First time seeing the Yellow Warbler in S. Westchester NY
Are you certain that is a Yellow Warbler? We have them around here but they do not look like that. I have never seen one like that so I dont know what it is )-: but I have a giant book so I will look for it. The head looks like a type of Cedar Waxwing which we do have here. My money is on Cedar Waxwing.
 
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Gionnirocket

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Region
USA
City
Y. O.
Are you certain that is a Yellow Warbler? We have them around here but they do not look like that. I have never seen one like that so I dont know what it is )-:
You are correct... I had a brain_fart.. smh... It's a Cedar Waxing
I've also seen some warblers lately and the name was stuck in my head. If I ride early morning I'll see the Warblers on my ride.
If I ride early afternoon there's a good chance I'll catch the Cedar Waxing having lunch.
I just need to remember my camera one of these days.
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Kayakguy

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Annas Hummingbird
American Crow
American Dipper
American Goldfinch
American Robin
Barn Swallow
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Bewicks Wren
Black Capped Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Brown Headed Cowbird
Bushtit
Canada Goose
Caspian Tern
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Cliff Swallow
Common Yellow Throat
Common Loon
Common Nighthawk
Coopers Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
European Starling
Franklins Gull
Gilded Flicker
Glaucous Winged Gull
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Green Winged Teal
Hairy Woodpecker
House Finch
House Sparrow
Huttons Vireo
Limpkin
Merlin
Northern Flicker
Northern Rough Winged Swallow
Pacific Wren
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Purple Finch
Purple Martin
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Red Crossbill
Sanderling
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Stellars Jay
Townsends Warbler
Varied Thrush
Violet Green Swallow
Western Tanager
Western Wood Pee Wee
White Crowned Sparrow
Willow Flycatcher
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler
USING THE" SOUND ID " FEATURE ON THIS FREE APP : https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF CAPTURING THE CALLS OF ALL OF THE ABOVE LIST OF BIRDS ON MY EBIKE RIDES SINCE JULY 27TH. THIS IS FUN ,TRY IT!
I thought I saw a variegated ditherer one time, but it turned out to be a crumpled Doritos bag.

Sadly, I became quite deaf with age, and heard almost no bird songs, though my wife can hear them breathing with her acute hearing. Hearing aides help quite a bit, but I still miss a lot. My pole walking class (a "Silver & Fit" group) did hear, then saw, a downy woodpecker when we walked around Lake Padden in Bellingham the other day. Very loud rapping for such a small bird.

Saw about a dozen birds (starlings, maybe--about that size) on a wire yesterday. 10 of them took off simultaneously, making the wire whip back and forth. The two remaining individuals had to windmill their wings to maintain balance, just like you or I do when standing on a wobbly surface.