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1.61803
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Message 31 of 134 (712713)
12-06-2013 9:51 AM
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12-05-2013 12:07 PM


I just knew you Canucks left the fridge door open!!

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Message 32 of 134 (712720)
12-06-2013 10:41 AM
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12-06-2013 9:51 AM


Minus 32 right now, minus 44 wind chill. The air is so thick you have to chew it before you swallow it. Poor old sun is having a hard time trying to bore a hole through it.

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Message 33 of 134 (712728)
12-06-2013 11:05 AM


I don't understand. Here in northern Illinois we ain't got shit. It went up to 50 a couple days ago.

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Message 34 of 134 (712731)
12-06-2013 11:10 AM
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12-06-2013 11:05 AM


Here in northern Illinois we ain't got shit.

Don't complain. I like it this way. Or are you volunteering to clear my driveway?

It went up to 50 a couple days ago.

50 with a lot of fog that made driving tricky. And now it's around 16F.

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Message 35 of 134 (712732)
12-06-2013 11:12 AM


Hummingbirds in the snow
This morning it is 25F and snowing, with about 3 inches on the ground so far.

We have been keeping 4-5 overwintering Anna's Hummingbirds going. The temps have been down in the teens this week so we bring the feeders in at night. We have 3 feeders that are out of sight of each other, so one so cannot dominate them all.


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Message 36 of 134 (712767)
12-06-2013 2:30 PM
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12-06-2013 11:12 AM


Re: Hummingbirds in the snow
Our hummingbirds have been gone for a while. I got bird feeders up late this fall(can't have them up during the summer because of bears), so we havent been getting much action. Hopefully the overwintering birds will find them soon. Was about -10 this morn, up to about 5 right now.

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Message 37 of 134 (718555)
02-07-2014 2:04 PM


More Snow
We are having more snow days here. It has been hovering at about 20-22 F since Wednesday and we got about 10 inches of snow yesterday and another 6 inches expected today.

We still have 3 hummingbirds coming to the feeders (actually hanging out right next to the feeders). They get all freaked out when I bring each feeder in every couple hours to nuke em to thaw the ice.

Last winter we didn't get a single flake and barely got below freezing.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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Message 38 of 134 (718556)
02-07-2014 2:24 PM
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02-07-2014 2:04 PM


Re: More Snow
Be thankful it isn't 1933 when it reached -54°F in Oregon!

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Message 39 of 134 (718559)
02-07-2014 3:07 PM
Reply to: Message 37 by Tanypteryx
02-07-2014 2:04 PM


Re: More Snow
-10F this morn. Going to be -20F Sun and Mon nights. It takes a lot of wood to keep a house warm at those temps, but as my last propane fill was $5/gal, I don't mind.

Supposedly this Tuesday will be our last below 0F. At least for this month. Supposed to even be above freezing by the 18th.

I have a feeling it is going to be another wet and muddy spring. At least this year I will have grass and a gravel driveway instead of the clay mud and swamp we had last year. So hopefully a little less of the clay mud.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 40 of 134 (718560)
02-07-2014 3:25 PM
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02-07-2014 2:04 PM


Re: More Snow
Tanypteryx writes:

We still have 3 hummingbirds coming to the feeders (actually hanging out right next to the feeders). They get all freaked out when I bring each feeder in every couple hours to nuke em to thaw the ice.

Bless you.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 41 of 134 (718561)
02-07-2014 3:29 PM


Could be worse

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Message 42 of 134 (718562)
02-07-2014 3:47 PM


And now for something different
For Melbourne, Australia, tonight's minimum is predicted to be 30C - 86F. after max of 40C -104F, the second highest minimum on record.

  
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Message 43 of 134 (718564)
02-07-2014 3:57 PM
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02-07-2014 2:04 PM


Re: More Snow
The only birds we get to feeders here(no hummingbirds of course) are black capped chickadee, Goldfinch and Downy woodpeckers. We did have a couple Pileated Woodpeckers in the fall but none over the winter. We used to see a lot more Hairy and Pileated at our last property but that was an area of pines and mature hardwood. Here we are in a swampy area with some Oak and Maple but mostly Ash and Popple(Quaking Aspen).

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 44 of 134 (718565)
02-07-2014 4:19 PM
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02-07-2014 3:57 PM


Re: More Snow
I am getting chickadee, tufted titmice, nuthatches, juncos, cardinals, and bluejays. I have a dish I put on the railings to the porch, so I can look at the birds come when I am working at my desk.

It is also 'Kitty Television'. The cats decided it's too COLD for outside, but the love looking at the birds, and it's fun to see them plaster themselves to the window trying to get at them.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 45 of 134 (718569)
02-07-2014 5:29 PM
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02-07-2014 4:19 PM


Re: More Snow
This was early yesterday morning.

There is about 4 times more snow now and snowing hard.

We get a mob of Bushtits that come all at once for the suet and Chickadees, Nuthatches, Juncos, Towees, Townsend's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Scrub Jays, Goldfinches and Lesser Goldfinches, House Finches, and a bunch of others that I have not ID'd yet.

I grew up east of the Cascades and we were below 0F a lot, but it is rarer to get so cold here in the Willamette Valley.

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What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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