Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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The sun is coming up and the birds are ready for their bird seed. I can see them in the trees waiting. I had to take the dog out and they were watching. I better get some seed out before they come in to find it!

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<quoted text>i hope they crap on your head
Oh go back to bed, dummy. Your post is boring.
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Ouch. About the pileated woodpecker. anyone have experience with attracting them to feeders? thpught maybe your group of posters could help me with this. I know this isn't about gardening. Sorry
Good Morning to you too. I did not answer because I don't now anything about pileated woodpeckers or about feeding birds at all. Country folk always let the birds take care of themselves except for table scraps thrown out the back door.
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@Betty..what does it matter if your 2 kinds of sweet corn cross pollinates? It will still be sweet. The only thing we ever concerned ourselves with was to not put field corn, sweet corn, or pop corn that close together.

As for planting year old corn, one thing you can do is soak it overnight in water first. You can also do that to "hurry along" your beans. Then if it don't sprout out in a couple weeks, you can go back and add some more kernels to the bare spots. I hope this answers your questions.
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Ancient Wolf wrote:
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Good Morning to you too. I did not answer because I don't now anything about pileated woodpeckers or about feeding birds at all. Country folk always let the birds take care of themselves except for table scraps thrown out the back door.
I do understand what you're saying about letting the birds take care of themselves. My forty acres backs up to a state forestry etc but I'm toying with the idea of putting feeders outside the dining room picture window so I can sit at the table and watch them flit about. There's some of those woodpeckers in the woods that I see occasionally but would like to see up close.... Anyway, thanks for commenting. Have a wonderful day!!!
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The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over themselves.~W.C.Fields~
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This is a true story back in the day during the disco era. My great friend had a falcon me with a brand new Ms Donna Summer hair do. At our school during a pep rally a serious white school pep rally we were the fighting panthers. Well we couldn't have a actual panther for a mascot so the falcon was made our unauthorized mascot. He's flying around and around I thought is this mother&&&&ka looking at me well I gonna pretend he is not going to zoom in on me.(smile) Well guess where he wanted to form his new nest I became an old black church lady oh lord jez suss hep me. I love animals but I tried to pull that birds wings off he wasn't hurt at all and I went to school with stoner white boys so for the next 3 years all I heard was Dude you should seen your face when that bird flew in your hair dude (laugh out loud) dude yeah this is her bird girl and I just ha ha ha just past the joint(smile)
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I do understand what you're saying about letting the birds take care of themselves. My forty acres backs up to a state forestry etc but I'm toying with the idea of putting feeders outside the dining room picture window so I can sit at the table and watch them flit about. There's some of those woodpeckers in the woods that I see occasionally but would like to see up close.... Anyway, thanks for commenting. Have a wonderful day!!!
You have a nice day as well. I have a woodpecker here that pecks around on some dead tree limbs. Maybe if you propped a dead tree limb up somewhere close to the feeder that might do the trick. I don't know, but I suppose their diet includes bugs and worms and not so much seeds. I have cardinals and robins that like to hang out and get the scratch grain spillage from where I feed my chickens, but I have never seen a woodpecker do anything except peck on dead tree limbs.
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Wasiyusotan wrote:
The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over themselves.~W.C.Fields~
There is a joke about filling your Thanksgiving turkey full of popcorn. if you don't know how long to bake it. Supposedly, when the popcorn pops and blows out the turkey's butt and knocks the door off the range, then the cooking is complete. LOL
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@ Good Morning... Google says the pileated woodpecker subsists on insects, especially carpenter ants, and wood boring larvae. Sometimes on fruits, nuts, and berries including poison ivy berries and are rarely attracted to feeders. I guess if you don't want ants and poison ivy, you best just go out into the forest to watch them LOL

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Thanks for all the corn advice, AW. I'll definitely take your pointers and put them to use this year. Particularly the sprouting first idea. I like that one!

Betty, if you're able to find out what kind of 'maters those were, please share. For now I think I'm just going to purchase a couple plants of both 'orange', varieties that I mentioned I had found on Ebay and hope for the best. If they end up being good I'll set some seed back for next year too. Of course I still have the seedlings that I put in yogurt cups over a month ago. They're ready to go out as soon as mother nature gets her head on straight.

I love 'maters, and there's really no 'bad" 'maters in my opinion. Even the ones with too thick of a skin can be blanched, peeled and cooked. They're still are quite good. Some 'maters are just more tasty and juicy than others, particularly if you like them raw like I do, LOL! Those orange ones where something else though, weren't they??

I've got a lot to do today. I'm getting things ready for my new critter kids arrival. Bless it's little heart, I can't wait. I hope it loves 'excess attention'.... That's just the way I roll around here. None of my current critter kids seem to have minded it so far. Not even the chickens..

I can't believe how cold it still is this morning. Again, the water bowl for the chickens was almost frozen solid early this morning. I have a chunk of ice in the kitchen sink now, melting away.

Talk to you all later today I'm sure!!
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Ancient Wolf wrote:
@ Good Morning... Google says the pileated woodpecker subsists on insects, especially carpenter ants, and wood boring larvae. Sometimes on fruits, nuts, and berries including poison ivy berries and are rarely attracted to feeders. I guess if you don't want ants and poison ivy, you best just go out into the forest to watch them LOL
Lol! They should love my place! Too much poison ivy around here! Thanks for taking time for me! If none of you have personal experience with these birds then I guess it's rare indeed!!
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there's nothing wrong with feeding the local critters when they get hungry ,...

my benevolence goes back many generations now --

when they see me ,they come running up,..

they are smart enough to discriminate and avoid the mean ole neighbors and their silly trio of little obnoxious & vicious K9s

the little birds will sit on the step and wait ,... almost demanding their daily bread ration ,...
but in my heart ,...
i know they are grateful ,

on a good day ,...
i can almost intercept their telepathic message of " thank you ",...
as they fly away , off to feed their growing brood ,tucked safely away in the nearby woods

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I'm sorry, "Good morning". I didn't mean to ignore you, but I personally have no idea how to attract woodpeckers. I just have the one who's decided it likes to eat with the chickens and squirrels. Not to mention that I already live in the woods, so they're all around me here as it is. I see Palliated woodpeckers frequently. I've not seen the one who came to eat with the chickens in two days now though. Perhaps it was just passing through? I don't know for sure. I wish it would come back though..

Have a great day! Hope you find some answers.
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roamingalcoholic wrote:
there's nothing wrong with feeding the local critters when they get hungry ,...
my benevolence goes back many generations now --
when they see me ,they come running up,..
they are smart enough to discriminate and avoid the mean ole neighbors and their silly trio of little obnoxious & vicious K9s
the little birds will sit on the step and wait ,... almost demanding their daily bread ration ,...
but in my heart ,...
i know they are grateful ,
on a good day ,...
i can almost intercept their telepathic message of " thank you ",...
as they fly away , off to feed their growing brood ,tucked safely away in the nearby woods
I agree with you. My chickens free range part of the day and usually like to hang out up at the top of the hill next to a wooded area. When they spot me coming out the back door, here they all come running and flying over the hill and I feel guilty if I don't have some treat for them. When I do go out with some feed or water, they run over again and track along behind me like the Pied Piper until I get back up the hill to the chicken house. I can't hardly walk for them. I feed the birds the table scraps and such and I plant enough corn for me and the critters and what they mess over gets shaved off and spread around for any animal or bird that wants a tasty treat. I just don't put out bird feeders, I spread enough around anyways to keep them all happy.
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if you dont think ,...
it doesn't matter IF you are a genius or a moron ,..

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_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
I'm sorry, "Good morning". I didn't mean to ignore you, but I personally have no idea how to attract woodpeckers. I just have the one who's decided it likes to eat with the chickens and squirrels. Not to mention that I already live in the woods, so they're all around me here as it is. I see Palliated woodpeckers frequently. I've not seen the one who came to eat with the chickens in two days now though. Perhaps it was just passing through? I don't know for sure. I wish it would come back though..
Have a great day! Hope you find some answers.
I guess trial and error is how I will go then!
My grandson would love for us to get some chickens. He saw the Amish boy carry a hat full of eggs from Their chicken house and has wanted to be like that ever since!
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many woodpeckers are only passing through ,on their long trip up north ,....
some species actually spend the winter in Costa Rica ,... and fly to Canada for the summer
but if you insist ,...
you will need to prop up a few - bug infested tress ,..
they dont like downed tress ,... but you can try starting with a small stack of old logs ,..


and they dont like neighborhood cats ,...
if there are strays nearby ,..the birds will be scarce
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Ths morning I found a very small birds nest on the ground under my front yard trees.It was about 2 inches in diameter,inside,the bottom was grey fuzz,and the sides twigs.Altogether it was only about 3 inches across.Very small.Any one know what bird would be so small?And isn`t it too early for birds nests?I have been trying to attract humming birds without much success,

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