Eagles have returned

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by me, Feb 13, 2014.

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    PeterN Guest

    Not if you went to Hicksville, Hunitngton, or Riverhead.
     
    PeterN, Feb 17, 2014
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    PAS Guest

    After I got married in '81 I was working in Hicksville and used that office
    a couple of times. IIRC, it was in back of the Broadway Mall. IIRC, they
    only processed licenses and registrations an nothing else so the process was
    quicker there. Now I use the Riverhead office since I live closest to it
    but the system they use is a far cry from the older one we had to endure.
     
    PAS, Feb 18, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Yup!
    In those days the Hicksville mall was owned by Franklin Frank, who also
    owned the Nathan's franchise there. I am hard pressed to think of a more
    appropriate name for a Nathan's franchise owner than his.
    Nowadays I often go through Riverhead.ve you heard what is happening to
    the hummingbird sanctuary? Accoridng to Paul Adams, who runs it, some
    idiots started showing no respect for the neighbor's property and they
    are trying to close him down. It seems this happened after a Newsday
    write up on the good work he was doing.
     
    PeterN, Feb 18, 2014
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    PAS Guest

    Yes, I'm aware of what they're trying to do to close down the man's
    sanctuary. It's very disheartening and I cannot imagine how he feels. I've
    not taken the opportunity to go there but I know quite a few people who have
    and they loved the experience.
     
    PAS, Feb 19, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Paul Adams is a really nice guy. When visiting the sanctuary he was
    always asking everybody to be considerate of his neighbors. He would
    never accept donations from visitors, except for possibly a lawn chair.
    If you wanted to pay he requested that you make a donation to some other
    organization. If he loses, it will be a loss for the Island.
     
    PeterN, Feb 19, 2014
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Why would anyone in his right mind want to shut down a hummingbird
    sanctuary?
     
    J. Clarke, Feb 19, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    I have had my own hummingbird sanctuary outside my kitchen window.
    Due to the drought in California and the moderate temperatures we have
    had this Winter I have about 60-100 Anna's and a few Rufus hummingbirds
    feeding at my six feeders. This is unusual as we seldom see any hummers
    through Winter, as they normally migrate further South or move closer
    to the coast.

    They are going through 15-20 pounds of sugar a week. The other downside
    has been unavoidable hummingbird crap on the kitchen window.
    Here is my 1.37 minute iPhone evidence video. Note; I hadn't cleaned
    the windows at the time I shot the video, and I am no videographer:
    < https://db.tt/M7Jv4yik >
     
    Savageduck, Feb 19, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    As I understand it, some of the public visitors created issues for the
    neighbors.
     
    PeterN, Feb 19, 2014
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    You think you have problems with bird crap on your kitchen window? It
    could be worse :)
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31088803/IMG_0932-a.jpg
     
    Eric Stevens, Feb 19, 2014
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Evidently, the robins are migrating back north this week and passing
    through the Orlando area. There were about 50 in my front yard this
    morning. I threw out a couple of cupsfull of birdseed for them, and
    they responded by crapping all over my car. No gratitude.

    These are American robins, and different from the European robins, by
    the way. What we call "robin red-breasts".
     
    Tony Cooper, Feb 19, 2014
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    PAS Guest

    Neighbors can be hard to deal with. I don't know the real reason why the
    neighbors are now getting upset about this. It is a residential area, or a
    "somewhat residential area" - along the road where the sanctuary is there
    are commercial properties such as farms and nurseries. The owner of the
    sanctuary restricted access to the sanctuary to a handful of people at a
    time and was mindful of his neighbors and always asked visitors to be also.
    http://www.libirding.com/LI_Birds/Hum_Sanctuary.html
     
    PAS, Feb 20, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    On 2/19/2014 6:11 PM, Tony Cooper wrote:

    All such issues are proportionate. A resident of Sanibel built an osprey
    nest platform near his house, which was quickly taken advantage of.
    Ospreys don't bring live fish into their nest. The closest fish dispatch
    are overhung his swimming pool. He solved the problem the following
    year, by erecting an old TV antenna near the nest. That solved the
    problem for him until the he learned that he had neglected to get a
    permit for the TV antenna, (no good deed goes unpunished.)
     
    PeterN, Feb 20, 2014
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