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Dang pigeons are back

Post  boffer on 3/25/2010, 7:31 pm

They're baaack

(Insert every expletive you can think of here) ... pigeons!

Every year about this time they start showing up. First one, then another (I assume they're scouts), then a dozen, then we lose track at 40+.

They swoop down and totally wipe our bird feeders clean. They'll be a dozen plus on one feeder-enough weight to bend the feeder pole. The first year we experienced this, they liked to eat us out of house and home, before we came to our senses and quit putting food out.

8 years now, we go through this every spring. When I quit putting food out, it takes them 2-3 weeks to totally disappear for the year. Course, some of the other birds disappear too. We haven't seen an evening grosbeak (sp?) since the first year the pigeons showed up.

They're in for a surprise this year. I've been busy and distracted and have been pretty slack about keeping food in the feeders. So when they showed up today, the cupboard was bare. We'll see what happens this year. Speaking of birds...

The hummers (scouts) showed up last week. Of course 3/4 of the ornamental plants that are supposed to attract hummers aren't in bloom yet. So we have to use hummer feeders to bribe the little suckers to stick around until the flowers bloom. But watcha gonna do?!

Put it on your calendar, Deb. In three weeks the pigeons oughta be circling your house! Or are they migrating south? I dunno!
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Post  camprn on 3/25/2010, 7:54 pm

I feel your pain Bof!. Well, at least they are pigeons, not bears! http://jokes.squirrelgate.com/bear/raiders.html
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Post  boffer on 3/25/2010, 7:59 pm

LOL that's one determined bear! I like a couple pics on the home page too!!!
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Post  camprn on 3/25/2010, 8:04 pm

boffer wrote:LOL that's one determined bear! I like a couple pics on the home page too!!!

uh, Oh my goodness... I didn't even look at the home page... Embarassed
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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/25/2010, 8:07 pm

We got a few banded pigeons in the mountains but they were pretty AND shy. I can't get over how many crows there are in the flatland.

You wouldn't think they were tough enough but the humming birds were common in Robe Valley. We had Ruby Throats and later in the season a few Calipees (sp?). We see Anna's in town. They seem so big compared to the mountain hummers.

I did notice pigeons landing on light poles, there were about two too many to all sit comfortably, had my attention while waiting for the light to turn green. (must be a slow day)

Deborah ....misses the song of the Thrush in the rain.
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Post  boffer on 3/25/2010, 10:44 pm

We get Annas and Rufus's. I've read that the little guys commute migrate thousands of miles.
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