Date: 4/29/18 7:51 am From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Subject: Re: Close call -- old Christmas tree
Nice post. Especially KEEPING THE OLD CHRISTMAS TREE AROUND IN THE WINTER-FOR SHELTER; SPRING FOR NESTING. Small things can make a big difference.
Jerry Kruth Pgh
-----Original Message----- From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...> To: WV-BIRD <WV-BIRD...> Sent: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 10:44 am Subject: Close call
I was on Rt 340 near the exit for Harper's Ferry when I saw two Canada geese with four goslings between them crossing the highway. They'd already crossed two lanes and the wide median and were in the left lane. I slowed down, giving them a bit more time. There was a semi behind me who apparently had seen what was ahead and got behind me. If he had been traveling at a higher rate of speed I was prepared to go into the median allowing him to go through. As it was, the trucker was getting off at the upcoming exit so wasn't speeding. I know there is no shortage of Canada geese but what are the chances of them making it safely across?
My second Hummingbird showed up at almost 8 o'clock last night. It was a female or young male.
Yesterday morning on the dog walk we was the female Turkey cross the drive in the subdivision. Reminded me of the old "Why does the chicken cross the road?" Second time we've seen her in a week. I'd been worried about the inactivity at the Phoebe nest for over a week but was very happy to see one fly out of the mail box house. There is only about three inches of clearance between the nest and ceiling . Guess it is possible for the bird to be down in the nest without exposing its tail or head.
The Carolina Wren nest in the old Christmas tree is in good shape. I'm so happy I didn't accidentally destroy it. When I put my flashlight on the entrance I could see the two beady eyes of the female looking back at me.