Date: 5/26/19 6:44 pm From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Dog fur is for the birds
As I don't feed after the 15th of May [until suet goes out in NOV], this will allow me to get some "feeder" activity at least until breeding season ends.
I'll be knocking down the door at the local dog groomers on Tuesday :)
On 5/26/19, James Tyler Bell <jtylerbell...> wrote: > A coworker, who has since retired, had a husky. I asked them if they would > keep the fur when the big shed occurred and we kept it in a bag until late > winter/early spring. We have a big suet cylinder which we never put suet in > because it was so huge. But, for dog fur, it was ideal. We love watching > chickadees and titmice, mostly, but the occasional White-breasted Nuthatch, > fly in and grab fur for their nests. Next year, this will be an easy way to > confirm breeding during the Breeding Bird Atlas! > > Tyler Bell > <jtylerbell...> > California, Maryland > > On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 9:26:18 PM EDT, JAMES SPEICHER > <jugornought...> wrote: > > This appeared on the WV listserver and blew me away...never occurred to > me... > > Date: 5/26/19 6:28 am > From: Bruni Haydl...Charles Town, WV > > Subject: Who knew? > The dog fur in my 4x4 cube suet holder was popular earlier with > Titmice and Chickadees and of late with female Baltimore Orioles. I > was surprised yesterday to see a female Goldfinch with a beak full of > fur. The male was nearby watching her do all the work. ;-) This is > the first time I have ever seen a Goldfinch taking fur. > > Bruni remarked in a later personal email: > The dog fur is compliments of my friend's dog. He only gets a haircut > once a year so there is enough long fur to supply the whole state. A > neighbor, who has a Golden Retriever that always sheds in the spring, > also gave me some of his fur. For some reason the fur doesn't get > really soggy, even after a rain. Doesn't the goldfinch look like John > Bolton? > > Jim Speicher > BroadRun/Burkittsville area > [FR] Frederick County MD > M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group > 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Maryland & DC Birding" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to mdbirding+<unsubscribe...> > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mdbirding/CAAaQ%<3DiYPghpy9GcbqRD3g-UzybRPQWyR146wwPaGtBbr3YWzQw...> >