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  1. dark steed

    dark steed Resident noob

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    They are magnificent birds, but I always laugh because I think of Woody Woodpecker when I see one lol


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  2. Daniel Roberson

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    Pileated_Woodpecker_3 (1).jpg

    This is a Female.
     
  3. oldVOR

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    I would caution against killing a bird of prey (raptor) since they are protected by federal and state laws.
    It is a felony and in most states carries at least 1 year imprisonment and fines up to $10K.
     
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  4. tjm73

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    For a non killing option...if you want to get rid of a hawk in the area, try encourage crows to hang around. Hawks and crows are not friendly and hawks will move along to other hunting grounds if crows move in.

    Crows like raw unsalted peanuts a lot. And shinny things. Put some peanuts on an aluminum pie tin and bend it up a little bit so it "sparkles" in the sun and the crows should come. Crows are very smart. They will remember specific people that are threats and communicate that to other crows. They like other foods too. You can google that.

    I feed the little song birds around home. They remind me of time with my Grand Parents growing up. Especially chickadees. They would eat out of my Grandmother's hand. Anyway, if I notice my little birds aren't around like normal I look to the tree tops and almost always find a hawk somewhere. I noticed the hawk and the crows are never around at the same time. So Googled it and that's how I found out they don't like each other. This year I am going to put out things that crows like to eat and hopefully my song birds will be around more. Hawks will kill song birds, but crows don't care about the song birds.
     
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  5. dark steed

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    I understand, I have never killed a hawk and it was a (mostly) rhetorical statement. But if I see it again in the tree trying to get a baby Indian Hen (only held at bay by the adult who was as big as the hawk) there may be an inaccurate “warning” shot!
    As stated, the Pileated Woodpecker is much more endangered than the hawk. In fact, I had not seen an Indian Hen for several years before I bought this place…the hawks are everywhere.


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  6. Mach2burnout

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    Contact your local W&F department. Most states allow nuisance animals and birds to be killed on your own property.


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  7. Horsn_Around

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    Thanks for the compliment... it's appreciated.

    This is somewhat new to me. I had a couple of old Canon's back in the film days but didn't shoot much because of expense. Bulk was also an issue. Between those 2 factors, I bailed and left the hobby.

    I fully understand that no cell phone will ever take the same quality as a DSLR, but at the same time, no DSLR fits in my pocket. I enjoy the challenge of trying capture a nice image knowing that I'm handicapped by not using traditional methods.

    Although many pictures are taken, only a few can I say that I'm happy with.

    Here's a few more from the Airforce Museum. These have a little more color than the previous post .
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  8. Daniel Roberson

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    Horsn_Around same here. I'll take a bunch but will only gather a few that I'm satisfied with but it sure beats the heck out of the old days when we paid for pictures to get developed then to find out they all sucked.
     
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  9. Daniel Roberson

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    Alligator.jpg

    It's funny I have seen alligators for a few years and never had one come toward me like he was going to consume me for lunch but this bastard did. I stood my ground and gave him my best eat shit and die face and then he made a right turn for laughing out loud.
     
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    Cardinal with no tale picture 2.jpg

    This poor female Cardinal lost her tail somewhere just hope she grows it back for Christmas.
     
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    Female Downy Woodpecker.jpg

    Female Downy Woodpecker
     
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  13. Daniel Roberson

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    Tufted tit-mouse. Now let us see how many Beavis and buttheads we have here.
     
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  14. Daniel Roberson

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    Red-bellied Male Woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker.jpg
     
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    Snowy-white Egret Snowy Egret.jpg
     
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  17. Daniel Roberson

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    Great blue heron. These guys are already scouting a nest for early next year's fledglings. Great Blue heron.jpg
     
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  18. Daniel Roberson

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    Isaac, ran away from his last residence and came to my house to stay.
     
  19. Daniel Roberson

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    Hey, guys wanted to give you an update to show you that the earlier female northern cardinal is growing its tail back.


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  20. Daniel Roberson

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    I hit the Jackpot this morning and scored myself a Pileated Woodpecker. I haven't got a picture of this Woodpecker in over a year imagine my excitement when I got this very rare opportunity to score these pictures.

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