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A month or so ago in chat I mentioned a video I took of eurasian collared doves adorably groomin each other.

I didn't have good internet to upload it but now I do.



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12-23-2015 05:21 AM
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I finally got around to making a page that lists all of the birds i've done on my tumble. It's got thumbnails and is in alphabetical order.

As of right now, there's 27 birds, so if you ever have free time and want to look at birds, you can jump around to different entries.

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12-29-2015 10:35 AM
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for the two year thursburd anniversary i got everyone here the best present possible: raw footage of birds sexing




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Springtime is breeding season! If you're in the northern hemisphere, now's probably the best time to catch a glimpse of local birds. Foliage hasn't fully come in yet and it's the period where birds actually want to be seen (you know, before they start tending to eggs and hatchlings and become all secretive and protective). You might even one or two bizarre courtship displays.

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blue grosbeaks

The best time to put up a nest box/birdhouse is in late winter, before birds arrive. By now, most birds that use boxes have already selected a nesting site and established a territory, but if you've taken until now to put one up, don't worry - it still might get used! Most birds lay at least two clutches of eggs per breeding season, and if one isn't successful, they might seek out a new site. Or, there's some species that have particular needs like the house wren, who have a habit of claiming 2 or 3 different boxes as part of the courting process and showing them off.

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brown thrashers... not actually a cavity/box nester. actually I don't think grosbeaks are either. these are just the most recent bird pairs I had in my imageshack

How should you hang up a nesting box? Well, generally hang it so that the entrance hole faces away from prevailing winds, so it doesn't get rained or snowed in. Almost all species prefer a box that doesn't shake or sway in the wind, so when you tie it down, make sure it's secure with a tight knot, or wire, or a twist tie or a plastic cable tie or run a stick through your strings and then wrap it around as you'd tie a bun in hair. Other than that, how high you hang it or the particular dimensions of the box depend on what species you're looking to attract. (Most species don't even nest in boxes btw.)

Here's two charts with various dimensions and preferences.
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"With perches" means places like thickets/branches or wire fences nearby from which they can hunt and look out for prey.

Almost all birdhouses i've given out are less than 5x5 and have a 1.5 in or less entrance hole, so hang it up and count on wrens, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, or swallows (if you're lucky), or house sparrows (if you're unlucky; they're an invasive species and don't even need a box. they'll happily construct a nest in a tree, on eaves, or basically anywhere). I don't know if the boxes are big enough for starlings or bluebirds; you could always try and measure the entrance hole diameter and make it a little bigger if it's not big enough.

After breeding season is over, you should clean your birdhouse out and get rid of all the junk in there. I included a way to open up houses in each one i've made.


Here's a tithouse peaking out of a birdhouse in my front yard.



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05-06-2016 08:59 PM
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american weirdcock





the weirdest bird

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american woodcocks are weird-lookin' but they sure are good dancers

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here's horse the australian magpie, who is old (not sure HOW old but he must be getting there at this point)
he likes sunbathing and has his own specific spot where he does it
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(05-13-2016 06:57 AM)Wheat Wrote:  american weirdcock

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yeah you can't convince me that that bird actually makes those sounds

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a very confused crow (australian raven) that got stuck in my aunt's greenhouse

it had a friend in there with it but it figured out how to get out the door
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update: there was a willie wagtail in it this time

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who designed this bird


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Spoiler :
From fall to winter, European Starlings gather in massive flocks called murmurations every night. Their aerial stunts in evening as they ready to communally roost can be hypnotizing and can last up to an hour. There are no mid-air collisions. Each bird keeps note of about seven other starlings near them, leading to fluid, ever-shifting blanket-like patterns and shapes in the sky. Murmurations serve to provide safety in numbers, let starlings meet up and communicate after going separate ways to feed in the daytime, and act as a platform to jockey for more secure, warmer inner-most positions in their communal roost.

I edited this from almost 7 minutes of footage. Afterwards, they all roosted inside a billboard.

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hey it's spring time again for the north hemisphere, meaning that it's nesting season! ideal time to hang up a birdhouse is late winter but if you have a birdhouse you can still hang it up now!

my post earlier in thread here has all the deets (details)

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04-07-2017 11:42 PM
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five more fatbirds to add to this thread's original mission of a thousand fat mourning doves:

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oh wait i already posted the nesting fatbird in this thread. only 4 new fatbirds.

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(05-25-2017 06:58 AM)Wheat Wrote:  five more fatbirds to add to this thread's original mission of a thousand fat mourning doves:

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oh wait i already posted the nesting fatbird in this thread. only 4 new fatbirds.

Shhh they're big boned stop bullying the birbs

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05-25-2017 08:36 AM
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i would never bully a dove they are kind gentle souls

fatbird is a term of honor, the highest accolade that none other can achieve

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i am amaze

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Help needed: what bird make sound?
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