Birding in the Ohio River Valley Basin forum: Bird Talk #1

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ImageHenryr10
Mar 1, 2010 10:38 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Please use these 'Bird Talk' Threads for Bird related chat.

I know there are many out there who are FAR more experienced in Birding than me.
Please join in and help us out.

Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagedaylily
Mar 2, 2010 7:25 PM CST
We have been seeing Mockingbirds in the Prairie Fire Crabapple tree that is planted a few feet from my livingroom window. They are eating all the crabapples left on the tree. I have seen all sorts of birds eat the crabs before, but this is the first year for Mockingbirds. I consulted multiple bird guides, and that has to be what they are. Odd thing is we usually see more than one at time, and I don't think they are normally flocking birds. But, maybe 3 do not make a flock. Rolling my eyes.

Saw our Canada Goose pair arrive on our pond a few days ago. I think it is the same pair that nest there every year. Poor things, pond is frozen over, no where to swim or eat.

ImageHenryr10
Mar 2, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Northern Mockingbirds are very easy to ID in flight.
Fairly easy when perched.
Only the Catbird can match them in size and basic color but they don't have any white markings.
MB's like Robins are winter fruit/berry eaters so I guess only the Crab Apples are left.

We have two pair here and they battle constantly.

One does a Killer Red Tailed Hawk cry!
We have a pair nesting near us and many times can't tell who's doing the call.
Another seems to like aggravating the Cardinals.. it will sit for hours imitating them.

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Ric

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“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
tabascocat
May 11, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hi, everybody!

Just checking out Cubits again after a long absence! Good to read about everyone's gardens and happenings!

Wanted to post here that at least some of our hummingbirds are back. We saw our first one April 19 here in our yard in Cincinnati. Since then several more sightings and today I just saw two of them flirting around the nectar feeders.

A sure sign that Spring has Sprung!

Anybody else have their RTHU's back home again?! t.

ImageHenryr10
May 11, 2011 6:28 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
TABASCOCAT!
Welcome!

We have a pair of Blue Jays nesting in our front arbor.
Looks like 2 or 3 babies.
Trust me I'm not getting close enough to find out! LOL!
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis

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