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  1. ID by bird call

    Lol, I JUST told her to check Osprey calls. Mfawver's Bald Eagle suggestion reminded me of them, and its definetly the season for them to be on the move in this area!
  2. ID by bird call

    There are a several good sized lakes within a few miles radius. Fish I'm not so sure about. After Listening to raptor calls my mom says it sounds alot like the BroadWing hawk. I'll tell her to check Bald Eagles too.
  3. ID by bird call

    I'll have my mom go listen to raptor calls, thanks!
  4. ID by bird call

    bumping, to see if anyone else has any ideas
  5. ID by bird call

    The Blue jays start calling at about the 20second mark. The bird we're trying to ID is calling right before them, and during the first couple seconds of the Bluejays.
  6. ID by bird call

    Yah, I said that we know what the bluejays sound like.......there are otherbirds calling in the video.
  7. ID by bird call

    Ok, this video was taken by cell phone, today, in eastern Massachusetts. The call that we're specifically looking for an ID on is a piercing whistle (if the bird is in one of the close trees it can easily be heard inside the house), with a rising inflection towards the end. It can be heard at the beginning of the video, right before the bluejays start up, I then clipped out a bunch of video, and it can be heard again more than once in the last minute. You have to click through to Flickr to actually view the video, sorry. bird call mom by ruthcatrin, on Flickr
  8. coopers hawk?

    Taken today in my yard in Upstate NY IMGB3347a by ruthcatrin, on Flickr IMGB3351a by ruthcatrin, on Flickr IMGB3355a by ruthcatrin, on Flickr IMGB3356a by ruthcatrin, on Flickr
  9. Something about the angle of the sun that time of year likely causing just enough change in reflection
  10. Flickers vs. Starlings: How To Help?

    unfortunately not likely to be an option in a condo/apt building type setting. Will Flickers eat mealworms or other larva? For what its worth I've never had any luck seeing Flickers at my seed or suet feeders.
  11. I don't think theres anywhere on the property I could put a box that would be safe. I'm thinking I'm going to try a Gilbertson's box next year. For now I'm going to remove the Spooker, prop all the boxes except for the one the Tree Swallows are using open, and probly go back to trapping for the rest of the summer. Well, best I can, I have a broken arm, which is making some of this difficult,
  12. I've gotten some feedback elsewhere that it COULDN'T have been HOSP, since there was a new spooker mounted on the box. I cleaned a half built HOSP nest out of the box this morning. Then, this afternoon we had a small thunderstorm roll through, tangling up the ribbons briefly. I took this picture shortly after the storm passed: IMGB3290 by ruthcatrin, on Flickr He's pretty not bothered......
  13. Ive seen arguements for and against Gilbertson boxes. I may have to give them a try. I'm running out of ideas.....
  14. Sapsuckers?

    Thanks guys! I was fairly certain, but wanted a double check.
  15. Sapsuckers?

    This trio was chasing each other around the dead tree on the side of the yard. IMGB3273 by ruthcatrin, on Flickr IMGB3274 by ruthcatrin, on Flickr IMGB3277 by ruthcatrin, on Flickr IMGB3278 by ruthcatrin, on Flickr taken in Upstate NY today