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    Whats it to ya? Finch's Avatar
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    Also - watch for Red-breasted Nuthatches. As the bird lists all up & down the east coast have been reporting since ~ Sept, this is an irruption year where many more than normal numbers of these guys come south into the US. The RBN's are slightly smaller than the WBN's and even more active.

    I know i saw one on campus. Completely surprised me to see a boreal forest bird on a plains honeylocust in the middle of a busy campus! made my day.


    Very tame birds there. Did you do all that hand-feeding training by yourself?
    that makes no logic

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    HEY! I love doing that too..but at the end I feel soo bad that i am probably contributing to making the bird loose some its self-dependence and making them DEPEND on humans.

    but I had the time of my life. Just having had the opportunity to be a perch for these babies was enough satisfaction for a month.





    I know they are horrible pics...but I was too excited to set it into auto focus.

    I was also feeding chipmunks



    This was all at the ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, HAMILTON, ONTARIO.

    It was such a great time. Soo wonderful.

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    Whats it to ya? Finch's Avatar
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    HEY! I love doing that too..but at the end I feel soo bad that i am probably contributing to making the bird loose some its self-dependence and making them DEPEND on humans.
    Studies show... that is a false fear. There is nothing that they depend on you for really. Its not like they forgot or cant feed themselves. The food you give is only a small part of what they need to eat... like bugs .
    that makes no logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    Very tame birds there. Did you do all that hand-feeding training by yourself?
    No, there is a park where the chickadees come around fall, and I guess somehow people managed to tame them over the years. Many people know about this, and hand feed them. I didn't know that other birds would come to your hands until today.

    Considering that birds need to eat their body in weight in food everyday (I think), they'd obviously have to rely on something else to eat when people aren't there.

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    yeah! but in the years and years, wouldn't birds slowly not bother to go and look for food but rather start depending on free meals?

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    The photo of the sun shining through the trees is very nice.

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    Chickadees don't need to be trained to do that or to lose any fear of humans - they seem to be attracted to people even when in the middle of nowhere. I'd almost always have at least one tagging along whenever I was in the woods in Maine. Especially when I was digging test pits. They'd gather around and, as soon as I'd step away, they'd fly down and pick through the disturbed ground. I figured they were looking for insects or seeds and I almost always had at least one for company. It's probably a great survival strategy in the north woods - find a large animal and follow it around because it'll stir up things to eat and maybe scare chickadee predators away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauderdale View Post
    The photo of the sun shining through the trees is very nice.
    Thanks.

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