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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted January 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

  I built this to keep the many collared dove off our feeder as so many come in they run the little birds off the feeder. It working good so far as the little ones come and go and haven't seen a dove on the feeder yet. 

                                  Mike

 

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Posted January 21, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Never heard of a collard dove before. I thought it was a rock band at first. 


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Posted January 21, 2016 - 11:59 AM

I see they have snow clear up to the windows in Idaho..... 

 

:smiley-score010: for your fixing the problem

 

:smiley-score001: for my humor [thats being very generous  :( ]

 

:smiley-score001: for any snow 



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Posted January 21, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Collared dove its what's for dinner
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Posted January 21, 2016 - 12:56 PM

Around here it would keep the mourning doves out,too. It has only been in the last few years that I have noticed the new vermin. At first I thought they were released from a wedding.
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Posted January 21, 2016 - 01:13 PM

We get the mourning doves but, mostly on the ground under the feeder. The hawks keep the dove population down around here. We only have about 1/4 of the number of birds that we used to 15 years ago. We do have a frequent visiting Pileated Woodpecker and some very yellow flickers. The titmice, nuthatches, and chickadees are seldom seen.  It is sad that there is so few. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 21, 2016 - 04:17 PM

We've had the Collared Doves for several years now, they stay on the ground.  Problem birds here are Starlings, English Sparrows (now called "House Sparrows" & House Finches.  

 

Since the snow came, we've had at least 6-pairs of Cardinals every evening!


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Posted January 21, 2016 - 05:11 PM

"The hawks keep the dove population down around here"

There is one nesting pair of Cooper's Hawks in our little town. It's fascinating watching them zigzag through brush and trees chasing birds. They are so fast. I imagine it's best to provide shelter around your bird feeders.
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Posted January 21, 2016 - 05:44 PM

We've had the Collared Doves for several years now, they stay on the ground.  Problem birds here are Starlings, English Sparrows (now called "House Sparrows" & House Finches.  

 

Since the snow came, we've had at least 6-pairs of Cardinals every evening!

Those darned house sparrows kill eastern bluebirds when they can. I've had to trap and kill the ones that move into the blue bird houses. We were getting an increased population of eastern blue birds up until about 6 years ago. There would sometimes be a flock of 10 of them at the bird bath. Now, no more than 5. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 21, 2016 - 06:53 PM

I have a pair of swallows that nest in my tractor shed for the past few years. I have not torn their nest down, because I really enjoy watching their aerobatic flight when I mow. They are my constant companion as the mower chases the insects out where they can feast on them.


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Posted January 21, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Barn Swallows do that up here.



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Posted January 22, 2016 - 12:31 AM

House sparrows will also kill Purple Martins in their houses. I've been hosting Martins for decades and have seen what damage these non native feathered vermin are capable of. 


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Posted January 22, 2016 - 12:38 AM

We have had an incredible increase in the amount of rabbits and chip monk in our area, but mother nature has kept them in check by way of the red tail hawks which were never prevalent before. Its amazing to see how nature works, the mourning dove population has waned considerable also.

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 12:43 AM

Most of the hawks leave here for the winter so I get more birds at the feeder now than in summer. Last summer a pair of Kestrels nested in an abandoned woodpecker hole in a tree out by the chicken house, so I didn't tempt the summer birds with a feeder. No point in setting up a buffet for hawks by bringing in the songbirds to the feeder. Right now I get chickadees, redpolls, white breasted nuthatches, evening grosbeaks, pine grosbeaks, blue jays, grey jays, downy woodpeckers, hairy woodpeckers, black backed three toed woodpeckers, and house sparrows. An unusual sighting last week was a pair of red crossbills. The only ring necked dove in these parts is Windy, who lives in a big cage downstairs. I am the forth person to own him, and as far as I can figure out he is close to eighteen years old. I know, it helps if you're crazy.
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Posted January 22, 2016 - 07:20 AM

When the hawks are around the birds will gather together and will often sit in the same tree as the hawks perch I guess there is truth in the adage keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
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