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Discussion in 'Everything Else Homestead Living' started by CrealCritter, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Jul 20, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    I discovered a bird nest a few weeks back. I think it's a sparrow but I don't know wild birds very well. It's right next to the water spickot in a piece of pipe sticking up out of the ground. That pipe had water lines that ran into the house when they had a cistern.

    Iv'e been taking pics of the cute lil things, with my cell phone when I remember too.
    Being careful not to disturb them at all.

    July 7
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    July 10
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    July 14
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    July 19
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    These lil boogers grow fast! Life is such an awesome thing.
     
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    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    wow! 9 days or less and look at that! Already sporting the beginnings of some feathers it looks like.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I have a bucket hanging on a peg in my barn....every year I get a batch of babies! It's so cute to watch 'em!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yeah it's amazing how fast they grow. Wished I knew what kind of bird they are. The momma is a small brown colored bird with a lighter belly. She moves prety fast too thats why I'm thinking sparrow.
     
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    Britesea

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    We just call them LBB's (Little Brown Birds) LOL
     
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    sumi

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    Aww, they are lovely! Wonderful pic diary of them growing too, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Mini Horses

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    I have several nests -- barn swallows??? -- and It seems they grow from hatch to fledge in 2-3 weeks. Have a few too many now but they DO eat a lot of flying bugs, it seems.

    There is a newspaper box next to my mailbox (no longer used) Last year a nest in it and I saw eggs, hatched then gone. This year, when stopping for mail, I heard the chirps, and inside there were 4 open mouths. Shortly after, gone, maybe 2 wks.

    These eggs were tiny and pale blue.
     
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    TexasLisa

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    Aren't they amazing?!! We have a dinner bell that is on a large metal post. The top of the post was opened. We finally had to close it up because the birds like to make a nest in the opening. Every time it rained, they got flooded.

    Last week I opened the door to call my husband in for dinner. I saw something darting about outside and thought 'butterfly'. Oops, shut the door quick!! It got into the house. It was a Carolina Wren. Those things are fast. It went from the kitchen to the living room and hit every shelf in there. I finally cornered it under my photo albums (yes, I still have those). Poor little thing was out-of-breath. I dribbled some water in its mouth and sprinkle a tad on its head. I set it on a tree outside and within 5 minutes it was gone.

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    frustratedearthmother

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    I was at work one day last summer - major meeting. I get an alert from my alarm company that there is movement in my house. I asked if one of the doors was breached and they said no. That worried me even more because we don't have alarms on the windows...but we do have a motion alarm. I'm thinking that if the doors weren't breached that someone went through a window and was inside my house. I came home, my son came over, we both examine the exterior windows and didn't see anything so we unlocked the door and started looking. There was a little bird shi__ing… while sitting on the back of the recliner - scared to death! It got in through an opening around a window unit in an upstairs bedroom. Sheesh - scared the heck outta me and that bird was glad to get outta the house.
     
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    Britesea

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    I always feel so sorry for the birds that get into grocery stores - so many things to frighten them, and they usually end up far from the doors and utterly lost.
     

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