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Thread #117366   Message #2542080
Posted By: Bobert
18-Jan-09 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
The best thing you can do about the cats is position your feeders in a manner where they are open... If they are next to a bushy shrub this gives kitty a big advantage 'cause the birds won't see kitty... I have ours mounted on a power pole.... It is up about 12 feet off the ground and hangs from an old sign bracket from nylon rope that goes tru pulleys so I can lower it tio fil it... The power pole doesn't have much around it and we have four kitties which are good hunters and, yeah, sniff, they do gst a bird now and then but not often 'cause the birds can see them...

I wish I could say that we had spotted soemthing unusual but we haven't... But we do have alot of birds... Like hundreds that either live here on the farm all year 'round or are seasonal... Right now we have nuthatches, chicodees, finches, red bellied woodpeckers, junkos, bluebirds, wrens, a few robins (1st year fir them in the winter, a pair of cardinals, crows and hawks... Not much else???

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