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An abundance of Goldfinch this year! I've been feeding them specifically for a few years so either the feeders are increasing survival rates or the pair that I originally fed are telling their little bird friends. I'm not quite sure how that works.

Also, lately on the Northern State Parkway, built under the supervision of Robert Moses, I have noticed many hawks. I have rarely seen them, so perhaps they're making a comeback on Long Island.
You may be seeing more hawks right now VU because they're migrating north. They follow specific flyways, usually over mountains and ridges, riding the thermals to their summer homes. In spring and fall, folks gather on those mountains and ridges to watch them form 'kettles', or groups. Some species of owl do the same, but they of course "fly by night".
I think you're so cool Brian! Tremendous knowledge...that explains it well. I've never seen an owl in the wild, but I guess I'd have to wear night goggles?
The stupid and highly destructive prairie dogs have awakened from their winter slumber. Yes, they're cute, but they sure wreck everything in their path! Yesterday, I looked out into one of our pastures and there was a massive hawk sitting on the ground, dining on a prairie dog! I thought they took their meals up into a tree. I couldn't tell what kind of hawk it was but I sure cheered it on! (is that wrong of me?)
Why would it be wrong to marvel at nature's natural selection process? If that creature hadn't been the bottom of his species, perhaps he wouldn't be in the unfortunate position to be a meal. Darwinists have no emotion when it comes to such things, right?
Chickadees, nuthatches and robins have been seen snacking at my bird feeder the last 2 days. Ever hopeful for spring to arrive.
(03-30-2014 07:56 PM)VincentUlyssis Wrote: [ -> ]Why would it be wrong to marvel at nature's natural selection process? If that creature hadn't been the bottom of his species, perhaps he wouldn't be in the unfortunate position to be a meal. Darwinists have no emotion when it comes to such things, right?

Couldn't say, VU. I'm not a Darwinist...
LOL- me either, I was just being facetious. There I go again...my apologies if I was offensive in any way.

In actuality it always bothered me when I would watch Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and some poor bunny would get snatched up by a predator bird.
Winged signs of spring in this order: Turkey Vultures, Geese, Phoebes. Still waiting for the Red-Winged Blackbirds to make it 'official'. Not winged: Mink scuttled across the road in front of me, Frogs in the road in the rain the other night. Sap is running.
More signs: saw my first Red-winged Blackbird, Great Blue Heron, Goldfinch males are getting their summer plumage back, a pair of Bluebirds have been checking out our nesting boxes, and a Black Bear took down the next door neighbor's feeders. So our barn's electric fence is now officially 'on' for the season. Blech!
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