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    Crow Wing Co. Minnesota

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  1. We get them around Emily, one landed right on my gun once. Landed on my stand railings many times. They do seem to be down in numbers the last few years.
  2. I'm still loaded with Purples and lots of Doves but Orioles and Hummers are history. Talked to a couple friends who said the same.
  3. Migration has to be starting soon, what a weird summer. What order will birds start to disappear in? Orioles go pretty early, right? I like watching the northern birds migrate thru too.
  4. I didn't realize until I dumped it into a container, then the sticks and grassy stuff was evident. And the color is very dark on much of the seed showed too. The Kaytee brand was pure white and crisp. I looked up what it possibly meant on the net and it explained much of the cheaper brands are older less attractive seeds, seconds in the food world. I could really care less about looks if it's good seed but they said a lot of times it's also softer seed that the birds can't crack and eat as easily. I have a lot of unopened seed under my tube feeders so that is very possible. I have so many purp
  5. Last summer I posted about Enchanted Garden Gourmet Finch Food being junk, it wouldn't even go thru a finch feeder and birds ignored it. Seed that did go thru the feeder just ended up uneaten on the ground. Well, I fell for the brand again. Enchanted Garden Safflower Seed- It's full of sticks & the seed is just plain dirty. I didn't notice the brand when I bought it at Menard's or I would have passed on it. Twice burned, I'll be more careful from here on.
  6. My little yellow birds grew into Orioles! I guess I never noticed them when they were that young before.
  7. I thought mine had a little more of a wing bar than the Tennessee, more like a Pine, but We're on the right track. Lot's of those Vireos are close too!?!?
  8. Like in JBs post, I’m starting to think they are Warblers. Havent been around the last couple days though. What happened to this year, we are already talking about southern migration?!?!
  9. Do they look like a faded yellow oriole? That was what I was thinking I might have to. Mine don’t go seeds, however they do like the grape jelly and love the petals on my neighbors flowers.
  10. I’ve got these new birds around and I’m going to get a picture one of these days. They look like a faded Oriole , a little more yellow but the same body shape. They love the grape jelly but then they’ll fly next-door to the ladies house who has a bunch of potted plants in her yard and start eating the flowers off them. I looked in both my bird books and they look exactly like a female orchard orioles. But they can’t be because I’ve got so many and none of them are males as they appear in the book. I’ll just keep watching and try to get a picture.
  11. LRG, you still exist, I been wondering where you're lurking these days. I have 2 friends with IC houses bought new in 16, both have sagging axels/hubs. Ones even afraid to drive it to a repair shop. Sorry Tiger, not trying to jump your thread.
  12. Mnbuckhunter, yup, just a light bungee w/o hooks. I had a spring and it drove me nuts. Even when the wind catches it it stops the door softly, just be sure you get the light, not stiff, bungee. Sorry, shows how much I check PM's.
  13. I went to the middle of the house at the point where the V starts with my stud wall and then straight back to the tip of the V. It leaves plenty of room for the bathroom and the tv then got built into the wall and doesn't stick out. This isn't the best picture and tv is not in the casing but you'll get the drift. As far as the gas line goes I have about an inch or so to the floor beneath my door so it just runs along it. The door is open,and it is straight in the real world_bad picture. The direct vent heater works as a great glove and hat warmer/dryer too. Here's a door spring idea that is qu
  14. rl-sd is right, I went one step further and covered mine with aluminum angle just for extra protection.
  15. Sure am overrun with dragonflies this year, there must still be bugs in the air. Never seen so many dragonflies, I had a thought maybe all the gnats and other flying bugs won’t land in my grass so the air above the yard is a feast?!?
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