[bcbirdclub] Re: Crow at the feeder

  • From: "Don Carrier" <donc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 19:26:31 -0500

Dawn and I have crows on every feeder except the Niger feeder. The love
safflower, and black oil, suet, and will even eat an orange! Of course
suet's a big hit!


Once you start feeding them you will also notice anything shiny and small
you have leaving the area, such as stainless clips on tents. Guess they
collect the stuff.



From: bcbirdclub-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bcbirdclub-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roger Mayhorn
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:07 AM
To: bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bcbirdclub] Re: Crow at the feeder



In the 30+ years I have been feeding birds here on the mountain I have never
had a crow on a feeder, though I have had them frequently walking around the

Don and Dawn Carrier in Bristol have crows that come in regularly to eat
with the birds on the ground near their feeders. Maybe Don can tell us if he
has had any actually on his feeders.


I had 3 Fox Sparrows feeding on the ground yesterday. I'm hoping that at
least one of them shows up today for the count. I also had one female Purple
Finch and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.


It seems strange that you have a Yellow-rump eating suet. I suppose that we
just don't think of warblers doing that. Of course at our elevation of a
little over 2400 feet we don't have them around our place in winter. Of
course it may have nothing to do with elevation, but more with a food source
they prefer. Insects are more active at the lower elevations during warmer
winter days.


By the way, I would appreciate getting a copy of the list of birds counted
this week-end from everyone for our growing database.


Roger Mayhorn

Compton Mt

----- Original Message ----- 

From: David  <mailto:rainbrk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> & Susan Raines 

To: bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:56 AM

Subject: [bcbirdclub] Crow at the feeder


I had an American Crow gorging on sunflower seeds at one of my platform
feeders yesterday. This is a first for this 30 yr veteran bird feeder! Of
course some of my recent sightings may be contributed to my 1st winter post
retirement from teaching. I've really enjoyed being able to relax with a cup
of coffee & checking out the birds coming in most mornings. I also had a Fox
Sparrow show up the last 2 days. Hope he comes around today to be counted
for the GBBC! I just spotted the Yellow-rump coming to the suet
again-Alright! Good luck counters! Dave R-Breaks,VA

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