I have put a gourd on my porch for problem birds

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Chris B
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I have put a gourd on my porch for problem birds

Postby Chris B » Thu May 30, 2019 3:44 pm

A couple nights ago I had a (teenage male??) bird on the porch right in front of the front door - at about darkset (when the skeeters get out) and I scooped it up and stroked it in my hand to soothe it. Poor thing has survived a hawk, cause the feathwers on it's neck have an amnomoly, maybe an attack with a little wound. It has gone now, hopefully to return to the colony and I will keep this rehab gourde on the front porch - might need it for jumpers.es from the top of the 19
As for those kingbirds, I hit aone with my PU a few years ago, picked it up and soothed in my hand. It flew away in a half hour or so but I think has returned since. I have one that moves from the 18" hiway cones that line my grass strip as I mow along them. I think it remembers.
2014 8 gourds, 3 pairs nested. Ended w/ 24 total
2015 24 gourds, 22 nests. Lotsa birds!
2016 24 gourds and good activity.
2017 32 SREH gourds. Great activity.
2018 40 SREH gourds. Good finish despite big storm damage. No more dangling gourds.
2019 56+ SREH gourds, all on 3/8 rods. Birds did very well.

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