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Hi!  First things first you need juncos and grapes.

I have a challenge for y'all.  Skewer some grapes on some branches (where you can see them from your windows) and (if you have Juncos)  take a photo of the juncos eating the grapes and post it to this topic.  I didn't know that they ate grapes. :huh:

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2 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

We might give this a try soon.  We have grapes, branches, and juncos...the only problem is...it's really cold outside (-11*F last night)!

Last night when we (Mom, Dad, friend and me) the coldest it got was -14*F.  BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Thankfully we were in the car though. :ph34r:

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4 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

.the only problem is...it's really cold outside (-11*F last night)!

How is that a problem? That might bring them in quicker.  Or are you saying to cold to go out to put the grapes on the branches?

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1 minute ago, MerMaeve said:

How is that a problem? That might bring them in quicker.  Or are you saying to cold to go out to put the grapes on the branches?

Yeah, it's hard to stay outside for so long! :-P

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1 minute ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Yeah, it's hard to stay outside for so long! :-P

Last night i had 6 layers on my chest, 3 layers on my legs and 2 pairs of socks and toe warmers on.

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47 minutes ago, Melierax said:

Frozen grapes are amazing by the way ;) 

Do you know from personal experience? :wacko:  They sound good though. :)  

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14 hours ago, MerMaeve said:

Do you know from personal experience? :wacko:  They sound good though. :)  

Yea... I don't remember when but they were delicious 

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58 minutes ago, Melierax said:

Yea... I don't remember when but they were delicious 

That actually sounds really good!

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On 12/28/2017 at 7:20 PM, MerMaeve said:

Last night i had 6 layers on my chest, 3 layers on my legs and 2 pairs of socks and toe warmers on.

I don't even OWN that many layers.  After three winters in Upper Michigan, I've made it a personal goal / religious tenet to never live anywhere the highway department owns plows and has salt in the annual budget, where Wal-Mart stocks long johns, or where the local TV weatherman uses the phrase 'lake effect'.  :D

But I'll try the grapes.  It should be possible to put them in a suet cage, although I don't know about ground-feeding juncos coming up to it.

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On 12/28/2017 at 7:20 PM, MerMaeve said:

Last night i had 6 layers on my chest, 3 layers on my legs and 2 pairs of socks and toe warmers on.

Okay the winter coat I had is a 2-in-1 coat so that there is two layers.  Most of the layer were thin tho.

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Speaking of frozen grapes...I skewered some grapes onto some branches, sat at the window with my camera for while, and watched as some juncos perched next to grapes, but I don't think any of juncos tried eating them.  Now I bet the grapes are frozen solid and inedible. :mellow:

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2 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Speaking of frozen grapes...I skewered some grapes onto some branches, sat at the window with my camera for while, and watched as some juncos perched next to grapes, but I don't think any of juncos tried eating them.  Now I bet the grapes are frozen solid and inedible. :mellow:

Keep trying! Also they will still eat them.........I think.

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Lol! I freeze grapes to eat at work every day. My co-workers look at me like I'm nuts. I have no idea what real cold is like to live in on a day to day basis. I live in San Diego county, where you can get 80-90 degree days in Winter. 

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8 hours ago, creeker said:

Lol! I freeze grapes to eat at work every day. My co-workers look at me like I'm nuts. I have no idea what real cold is like to live in on a day to day basis. I live in San Diego county, where you can get 80-90 degree days in Winter. 

I eat frozen grapes too!!! They’re my favorite!!! #besties #birdsoffeather #iheartcreeker :wub::P

 

p.s. Happy Birthday!!! But I’m still mad you went to Fiesta with out me!!!

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5 hours ago, Toofly said:

I eat frozen grapes too!!! They’re my favorite!!! #besties #birdsoffeather #iheartcreeker :wub::P

 

p.s. Happy Birthday!!! But I’m still mad you went to Fiesta with out me!!!

Hey I offered, but you had to sleep after your graveyard shift, or something dumb like that! ;)

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33 minutes ago, creeker said:

Hey I offered, but you had to sleep after your graveyard shift, or something dumb like that! ;)

Is @Toofly a gravedigger? ;)

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8 hours ago, Toofly said:

I eat frozen grapes too!!! They’re my favorite!!! #besties #birdsoffeather #iheartcreeker :wub::P

 

p.s. Happy Birthday!!! But I’m still mad you went to Fiesta with out me!!!

it’s his birthday?  happy birthday!  

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5 hours ago, ginspin16 said:

it’s his birthday?  happy birthday!  

It appears creeker and I share a birthday then, happy birthday!

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29 minutes ago, IvoryBillHope said:

It appears creeker and I share a birthday then, happy birthday!

I’ll let him @creeker answer that!!! :ph34r:

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