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Title: Even the critters want a Phoenix
Post by: 2 Frazzled on May 01, 2014, 02:09:15 pm
We were doing some cleaning and organizing and left the large bin open. I noticed a little bird scope out the bin and fly off. Within minutes his/her mate came back to check it out and they started to fly back and forth with sticks and leaves. Someone came by to chat so it was another half hour before we got over there to evict them and they were pretty well settled in by then.  It just goes to show the livability of the Phoenix. Even the critters want to move in. Maybe Kermit could add a special birdhouse bin so they can have access to their nest and travel with us. They could sing us awake each morning and clean up all the crumbs around the picnic table each night.
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Post by: TomHanlon on May 01, 2014, 02:41:08 pm
is that what you call "going to the birds?" :lol
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Post by: 2 Frazzled on May 01, 2014, 05:38:06 pm
Beats the heck out of going to "somewhere" in a handbasket
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Post by: Carol on May 01, 2014, 06:01:16 pm
Awwww that's so tweeeeet!  heartshower
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Post by: Barry-Sue on May 01, 2014, 06:28:14 pm
Tom

Good thing it wasn't a buffalo.

Barry
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Post by: Ron Dittmer on May 02, 2014, 01:00:56 am
Very cute story!  Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Post by: RheaNL on May 02, 2014, 06:11:28 pm
We do carry a humming bird feeder and put it out at every opportunity. Amazing how quickly they find it.
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Post by: Jim Triplett on May 04, 2014, 01:47:12 pm
By your images, looks like a pair a carolina wrens.  They will build a nest in just about anything as long as it looks like a cavity.  Once they get started, almost impossible to get them to stop.

I am passing this along to some of my birding buddies.  They will get a kick from this.
 
Thanks.

Jim Triplett
Title: Re: Even the critters want a Phoenix
Post by: 2 Frazzled on May 04, 2014, 09:58:25 pm
Earlier we saw them moving leaves and sticks around in that front opening of the grill on the Phoenix. They also were up on all the tires and the undercarriage of the car and the Phoenix and tried to fly in up under the open/slanted window glass. We are in the woods with lots and lots of other places for them to build but they have chosen us. We leave tomorrow and will try to remember to add "check for birds" to the task list for breaking camp. We don't want to have them tucked in the engine braving 50 mph winds and wondering what the heck just happened to their newly built house. They are certainly persistent.
Title: Re: Even the critters want a Phoenix
Post by: Jim Triplett on May 05, 2014, 01:15:32 pm
You guys are going to have to carry wren boxes with you?  They must like your smell?  Where are you headed, may have to give you some advise on the nesting birds in that area?

Jim
Title: Re: Even the critters want a Phoenix
Post by: 2 Frazzled on May 05, 2014, 02:46:19 pm
We don't know what it is. We never feed the wildlife and try to keep a clean camp so it isn't the food source. Our wanderings will be up through Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, to Phoenix in Indiana. Then east/northeast until we hit Acadia mid-July. Back down to Maryland to drop the granddaughter and finish retiring.   y--  Then west to the Phoenix rally in Colorado Springs in September. That's a lot of nesting info to relay. I do have the Audubon apps on my Kindle so I can look the birds up when I catch them moving in.
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Post by: Jim Triplett on May 05, 2014, 05:39:27 pm
Yeah, I was just teasing, of course.

Wow, your travels sound fun.  A lot of birding areas where you guys are going.  Acadia is awesome. By the way, have you run into any other birders with Phoenix rigs?

We will be in Yellowstone in September for about 10 days at the same time as the reunion.  Maybe 2015.
Title: Re: Even the critters want a Phoenix
Post by: 2 Frazzled on May 06, 2014, 06:55:17 am
have you run into any other birders with Phoenix rigs?
Not that we're aware of. We've met probably 15 or more Phoenix owners on the road plus the 29 at the rally last year but birding never came up. It would be cool if you could gather a group. You could be the Phoenix Feathers... or is that Phoenix Phethers?
Title: Re: Even the critters want a Phoenix
Post by: Jim Triplett on May 06, 2014, 07:58:44 am
Hey, good idea....