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I put raisins on a tray feeder attached to my bedroom window, and have a
regular mocker visitor......that is,  until a possum got onto it a few
nights ago and knocked it down!

Layne Van Brunt
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hansen" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: Bird behavior


> Mockingbirds absolutely LOVE peanut butter suet.  You could put some of
that
> out for them.
>
> Unfortunately so do starlings.  <G>
>
> John Hansen
> St. Joseph
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Susan Eaton" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 9:06 AM
> Subject: Bird behavior
>
>
> > Greetings, Mo-birders.  For several months, I have watched a northern
> > mockingbird enjoying his breakfast in my neighbor's holly tree.  He's an
> > early-riser:  I have heard him out there some mornings at 5 or 5:30 am.
> His
> > one-note harsh call (sounds like the noise Jim Malone makes to stir up
> > birds, by holding his fingers against his lips and making a kiss sound)
is
> > quite loud.  This morning, he was making a lot of racket and attracted
my
> > attention.  He was trying frantically to defend his holly tree from some
> > robins.  At first, it was just 3 or 4 robins, and he managed to chase
them
> > away.  But a whole flock came in (maybe 20 robins), and while the
> > mockingbird was chasing some, others swooped in for quick berry snack.
A
> > few times, everyone stopped for a rest break, then the chase resumed.
It
> > was fun to watch.
> >
> > Also, I have heard several male cardinals singing their hearts out from
> the
> > tops of trees.  Surely, that's a sign that spring is approaching.  As
far
> as
> > my feeders go, I think the starlings have taken over my whole yard.  Can
> > they actually keep other birds from using the feeders?
> >
> > Susan Eaton
> > Kirkwood, ST. Louis CO., MO
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> >
> >
> >
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