Funky Friday...We've Gone to the Birds

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Funky Friday...We’ve Gone to the Birds

 

Yes, Larry and I truly have gone to the birds. 

 

To clarify...we have been lucky to have bluebirds who nested in our blue birdsbackyard last year. Since then, Larry has removed, refurbished, and replaced 9 bluebird boxes at the two parks/preserves where we walk. 

 

After meeting with a representative from Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve where 5 of the Bluebird boxes are, we’ve become certified to monitor these boxes. It’s all voluntary and all we have to do is monitor the boxes and maintain records of their progress. 

 

The program, called NestWatch is part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology if you would like to learn more about this program. 



We’ll keep you updated. 

 

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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kathy Streib - congratulations.  The preserve made two wise choices.

Feb 07, 2020 07:42 AM #16
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Hi Kathy Streib - That is so cool!  I am looking forward to your updates,  Before I was working I would watch the birds coming to my backyard feeders. Of course, I had an Audobon book to verify those I did not know. It was a lot of fun

Feb 07, 2020 07:55 AM #17
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I love that you and Larry are doing this. I knew that this type of thing happened. It is a good way they keep track of how bluebirds are doing and their numbers. Building those extra houses will add to their population. They are such a special bird.

Feb 07, 2020 08:12 AM #18
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Kathy,

That is so wonderful.  Congratulations on your new staging assignment.  Larry and you have given the expression "for the birds" a whole new meaning...and I often think of the bluebirds of happiness...What a contribution from both of you! A

Feb 07, 2020 09:22 AM #19
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Kathy I guess that makes you and Larry the official ActiveRain Bluebird experts 

Feb 07, 2020 10:09 AM #20
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How fun Kathy!  I love it!! Sounds like something we'd do as well.  Guess we're all going to the birds!

Feb 07, 2020 01:07 PM #21
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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This post reminded me of my. She had just retired and was living in our family home getting bored. She had been traveling but her hobbies weren't keeping her mind occupied. 

One week day; I went to visit because I was in the neighborhood. I noticed one of her chairs was missing from the living room and it was next to the sliding glass door with a table next to it. She had started feeding the birds and begun naming them and charting their behavior.

I now find myself watching the birds and I'm approaching what her age was at the time...

Happy Friday Kathy Streib 

 

 

 

Feb 07, 2020 01:16 PM #22
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I love to bird watch.  Was lucky enough to get a good view of a big Hawk last week. Don got a great photo of it I posted on my FB page.

Feb 07, 2020 03:56 PM #23
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Yoou're lucky to have the delightful variety of birds that you do, Kathy.  We don't have Blue Birds here in Sacramento.  We also don't have Cardinals, which are my favorites.

Feb 07, 2020 04:52 PM #24
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Hi Joe Jackson Thanks and hope that your weekend is a good one too. 

Joe Pryor does he get a medal??!!  Just kidding. 

Nina Hollander I wasn't aware of it either until we started observing the bluebirds. 

 

Feb 07, 2020 05:19 PM #25
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Kat Palmiotti we were out there today and one of the boxes looks like a nest is being started. 

Donald Urschalitz Not touching them!!! LOL I peek inside. 

lauren laski Thanks!!!  Go out to Green Cay Preserves in Boynton if you're interested. 

Feb 07, 2020 05:21 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs I can't help but smile when I see them. I love listening to the birds. 

Will Hamm all of us have it in us!

Brian England anyone can get certified. Easy to do!

Feb 07, 2020 05:26 PM #27
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Norma J. Elkins that's wonderful!!!! Are they still up?

Sheila Anderson It definitely keeps us busy. 

Feb 07, 2020 05:30 PM #28
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- that is so exciting!!!! take some pics if you can. 

Grant Schneider it's going to be easy to do...downloaded an app on the phone and since we walk there every day...no problem. 

Feb 07, 2020 05:39 PM #29
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® we keep a book about birds right by the window with binocs!!!

Sharon Lee I knew you would appreciate this because I know how much you enjoy the birds. 

Feb 07, 2020 05:42 PM #30
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel We are enjoying it. I joke to Larry that he owes it to the birds after all of the trees that he and his fellow builders have cut down over the years. 

George Souto Still learning!!!! But it's fun. 

Feb 07, 2020 05:51 PM #31
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS And why not!   It's a good place to be. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS it that what we all do??? I have to admit that I love hearing birds singing in the morning.

Feb 07, 2020 05:56 PM #32
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Tammy Lankford, I'll go check it out. We have seen several hawks here and the other day saw an eagle at the preserve where we walk. 

Myrl Jeffcoat we are so lucky. We have cardinals, blue jays, wrens, chickadees...a big variety. 

Feb 07, 2020 05:58 PM #33
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Morning Kathy.

Good to know you and Larry have gone to the birds. For me to try and build a bird house, well that's out of the question

Feb 08, 2020 12:35 AM #34
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Good for you! Congratulations to you both. The bluebirds are in good hands!

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