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Old 26th May 2018, 06:58 PM   #431103  /  #3126
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Old 2nd June 2018, 02:28 AM   #431803  /  #3127
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So many birds this year. last spring I was a little worried since there seemed to be fewer birds around. This year I'm seeing all sorts of warblers.

Yesterday I saw a male bay-breasted warbler, which I hadn't seen in a couple decades even though they are supposed to be common. Although we may be about to have another budworm outbreak.

I've also seen a Canada warbler:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/canada_warbler

My regular Yellow rumped warbler (Myrtle)

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...rumped_Warbler

Plus goldfinches, a solitary evening grosbeak, a Kingfisher, more than usual numbers of the more common summer birds like grackles, flickers, a Pileated woodpecker, juncos, chickadees, American robin, Canada Jays, etc.

There are at least 8 competing male thrushes singing around the lake.

There are currently 11 june bugs vibrating loudly on the window screen next to me. It's a dimly lit room, 1 shaded 40 watt lamp and the monitor.

Last night some angry small mammals were vocalising by the lake. Pretty sure it was skunks.



https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...rbler/overview
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:15 AM   #431808  /  #3128
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Oh! Forgot the bears! I didn't see them but last Wednesday a friend saw a black bear and one cub cross the road very close to our place. Less than 300m close. So there are bears currently in the neighbourhood. I'm guessing from what black bears eat in spring (a lot of shrubbery, new growth, buds etc., as well as grubs and insects) that they were feeding at the edges of the local bogs, where there are lots of low shrubs, blueberry, crowberry, leatherleaf, Labrador tea, and so on. Additionally, there are some rocky raised dry areas with many active anthills, and plenty of deadwood full of carpenter ants, which are very large and probably good protein.
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:18 AM   #431809  /  #3129
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do they eat cats
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:31 AM   #431811  /  #3130
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you're just never going to patch things up with catavenger are you
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:32 AM   #431812  /  #3131
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Probably. However, I have personally seen a bear run away from my last cat, and the cat was just sitting there looking at it.

Don't worry, Eastern Coyotes are reducing Nova Scotia's feral cat population at a great rate, I haven't seen a single feral from the nearest colony in months, and I used to see them often, almost daily. Also bobcats are on a population upswing, and they also eat domestic cats.

This is why my cat gets called in at dusk every night.
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:33 AM   #431813  /  #3132
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:33 AM   #431814  /  #3133
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you're just never going to patch things up with catavenger are you
I think that relationship tanked, yup.
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:36 AM   #431816  /  #3134
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Probably. However, I have personally seen a bear run away from my last cat, and the cat was just sitting there looking at it.

Don't worry, Eastern Coyotes are reducing Nova Scotia's feral cat population at a great rate, I haven't seen a single feral from the nearest colony in months, and I used to see them often, almost daily. Also bobcats are on a population upswing, and they also eat domestic cats.

This is why my cat gets called in at dusk every night.
And now you're seeing an upswing in the birdlife; coincidence? I don't think so...
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:37 AM   #431817  /  #3135
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you're just never going to patch things up with catavenger are you
I think that relationship tanked, yup.
I am a bit sorry about that but what can you do
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Old 2nd June 2018, 03:46 AM   #431820  /  #3136
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you're just never going to patch things up with catavenger are you
I think that relationship tanked, yup.
I am a bit sorry about that but what can you do
Nothing. Nothing. No amount of text or images or gifs is likely to bridge the vast chasm of misunderstanding which apparently divides Australia and some parts of Arizona.
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Old 2nd June 2018, 04:14 AM   #431821  /  #3137
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The spring peepers have been singing since dusk. Sometimes they stop dead for a few minutes and then gradually start up again. I know they all shut up whenever I walk close to an area they are occupying, so maybe they do the same when any large critter walks close.

They are tiny:



and range from very light tan to almost orange.



and they have a dark cross mark on their backs.
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Old 2nd June 2018, 05:06 AM   #431822  /  #3138
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Total number of warblers: 721,620


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Today was the greatest birding day of my life.

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For the next 9 hours, we counted a nonstop flight of warblers, at times covering the entire visible sky from horizon to horizon. The volume of flight calls was so vast that it often faded into a constant background buzz. There were times where there were so many birds, so close, that naked eyes were better than binoculars to count and identify. Three species of warbler flew between my legs throughout the day (TEWA, MAWA, MYWA). For hours at a time, a single binocular scan would give you hundreds or low thousands of warblers below eye level.
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Old 2nd June 2018, 02:56 PM   #431876  /  #3139
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Probably. However, I have personally seen a bear run away from my last cat, and the cat was just sitting there looking at it.

Don't worry, Eastern Coyotes are reducing Nova Scotia's feral cat population at a great rate, I haven't seen a single feral from the nearest colony in months, and I used to see them often, almost daily. Also bobcats are on a population upswing, and they also eat domestic cats.

This is why my cat gets called in at dusk every night.
And now you're seeing an upswing in the birdlife; coincidence? I don't think so...
Well... no doubt it helps, but coyotes also like eating the eggs and nestlings of ground dwelling birds, so...
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Old 2nd June 2018, 09:20 PM   #431895  /  #3140
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Saw a massive grass snake today swimming in the pond we were fishing, but didn't manage to get a pic. Twice the size of any i've seen before.
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Old 2nd June 2018, 09:25 PM   #431896  /  #3141
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Old 2nd June 2018, 11:28 PM   #431907  /  #3142
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That's because all the previously available protein is re-routed to the nasal hairs and the ears.
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Old 4th June 2018, 07:40 PM   #432111  /  #3143
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Pair of osprey scoping out the lake this afternoon.
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Old 4th June 2018, 08:22 PM   #432116  /  #3144
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I think the fish are even more offended by osprey than by humans.

I mean, if you catch a fish with a hook and line, then the fish comes out thinking "yeah, I was stupid, I shouldn't have bitten that thing".

But when an osprey flies away with a newly-caught fish, the fish is all "WTF? This is so unfair! I did nothing wrong!"
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Old 4th June 2018, 08:54 PM   #432122  /  #3145
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Plus the fish are stunned, having been hit with talons at 120kph.
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Old 14th June 2018, 02:30 PM   #432541  /  #3146
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I am testing fire alarms and fire sprinklers today at a large insurance company. I am sitting in Security Central responding as the alarms come in. This is 14 story office building. They have a mated pair of falcons living in a nesting box on the roof. There are two new fledglings being fed a pidgin by the mother bird showing on the monitor from camera 49


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Old 14th June 2018, 11:56 PM   #432561  /  #3147
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please tell me it was dead before it arrived at the nest
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:01 AM   #432562  /  #3148
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By the time I saw this, it wasn't even a whole pigeon
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:14 AM   #432566  /  #3149
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peregrine falcons hunt pigeons in flight by diving on them at 200 km per hour; it was dead alright
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Old 18th June 2018, 11:09 PM   #432846  /  #3150
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You'd have been proud of me today MSG. There's what have turned out to be coal tits nesting in a random hole in my house and today the little ones flew the nest. There's always one that crash lands and doesn't have the strength to get off the ground, this one landed next to my pond where the cat was sunbathing on its back like a tart.

We heard the cheeping and eventually worked out where the fledgling was sitting. I caught it in a kid's fishing net and shoved that in next door's holly tree. Immediately the parents started stuffing the chicklet with caterpillars and within a couple of minutes it had the height and fuel it needed to make a magnificent flight over to a cherry tree several gardens away where it wasn't my problem any more.
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