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  1. Suet blocks

    I use C&S brand from Walmart and the birds eat most kinds that I have tried. I am from Baltimore Co MD. We get mostly woodpeckers at the suet feeders - hairy - downy and redbellied. They seem to eat the suet almost exclusively. Another common suet eater is the white-breasted nuthatch. I have pileated woodpecker around - hear them quite often but see them less often. Occasionally will land to peck at a stump in the back yard.. I put suet dough in two cage feeders attached to a seed feeder that I have Suet in two "log" feeders I made. ( small logs (3-4 inch diameter logs with about one inch diameter holes drilled in them.)
  2. flying squirrels

    here is the picture of the flying squirrel ( one of many) that i was talking about. they swoop in and By the way, she has dozens of these critters at her home nearly every night. She says that they will consume 2-3 blocks of the woodpecker suet in a night's time! _ZMB1942 by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr
  3. flying squirrels

    BLACK SQUIRRELS Battle Creek Michigan had just about nothing but black squirrels.. When were there I was told that one of the Kellogg brothers had brought a breeding pair into Battle Creek and they got loose somehow. Was also told that they can be very territorial which was the reason almost all the squirrels in Battle Creek were black there a a lot of myths surrounding the Kellogg brothers ( yes of cereal and sanatorium fame) do dont know about this one
  4. Downy or hairy?

    with regard to the house vs purple finch - i was going back and forth and having a hard time deciding - but the females are much easier to tell apart in my opinion.. The female has strong facial markings where the female house finch is more uniformly tan
  5. flying squirrels

    the squirrel were in Stanley CO NC which is east of Charlotte. She lives in a large wooded lot. I passed on the suggestion to try hot pepper suet thank you all...and for the picture from Augusta...it was definitely flying squirrels she saw
  6. flying squirrels

    thank you..checking again about the area.....but from description definately not gray squirrels.....they were first thought to be bats. I will reconfirm location..thank you
  7. flying squirrels

    I just heard from a friend in North Carolina - Charlotte area she put some suet out - in cages - and it attracted flying squirrels - who some how were able to get to all the suet ... has anyone heard of this...waiting for pictures dont have a date but assume in the last three months or so - Charlotte NC
  8. help to ID a brown bird

    is was not taking my location at all....kept saying invalid location...until i backed out and did work around of sorts - put in Baltimore then looked as sites there - some included parts of Baltimore county .. I played around with some until...wahlah....I could put in my address and it came up...so could enter it have not tried to go back and look but will do it now no the brown thrasher ( darn it easy to type trasher) was there - I did not see any listed that I have seen - well at this time of year thanks again
  9. help to ID a brown bird

    Thank you Charlie I can see the range map generated by other sighting and when I zoom in can see individual sightings a couple near my backyard ( 5-10 mile away) but still cannot enter my sighting..but thank you anyway...i will do some more research on this
  10. help to ID a brown bird

    when MerMaeve first suggested it I tried ebird...but could not seem to get it to accept the location - so that option is out I tried three areas of Baltimore County MD...but no luck
  11. help to ID a brown bird

    oh sorry i forgot to add that January 2, 2018 - Baltimore County MD (my back yard) and it was acting as i have never seen a bird behave - it would almost hop up then back down crashing its beak against the frozen ground. At first I thought it was trying to open a BOSS but no other bird used this technique - even those that took the seeds to a nearby tree did not have as much oomp in opening them. And then in all of the pictures i did take...never did see a seed,,,at least a whole one
  12. help to ID a brown bird

    thank you both guess i got confused by the grey on its cheeks.
  13. help to ID a brown bird

    birs seem to be coming back after a few months away - no new ones except cannot ID this one help please not sure by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr
  14. Tern, poss Elegant

    i am by far not an expert things like this but.....from what i can find. The elegant tern's bill is a bit turned down and sharper..possibly longer than the picture. The picture does fit an early summer royal tern...both the bill and the "shagginess". No date on the picture but perhaps in Mexico.....the royal tern would still be in this plummage
  15. Need help

    i tend to agree with mourning dove
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