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Pond visitor

Post by Bonnie Espenshad » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 07:05:52



Well, I think my goldfish pond had a visitor.  There are
many scales lying on the shelf, that weren't there earlier
in the day.  I've never seen anything like it before.  I guess
I'll have to keep a closer watch on the pond.
Yesterday it was visited by about 30-50 migrating cedar wax
wings.  That was quite a sight.  Today only six or seven showed
up, they'll probably be gone tomorrow.

--
Bonnie
NJ

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Post by Nan Zitne » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 21:54:38


I missed the Cedar Waxwing migration this year.  They were amazing in past
years.
We lived in Lakewood NJ for 22 year prior to our move to the Del/MD border
12 yrs ago.  What part of Jersey are you in? marydel is right on the border,
about 1/2 way down the state.

--
Nanzi(in Lower, Slower Delaware)
USDA Hardiness Zone 7

Grateful hearts are open
to the miracles of an ordinary day.


 
 
 

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Post by rtk » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 22:05:26


Quote:

> I missed the Cedar Waxwing migration this year.

Here in the middle of Pennsylvania we're getting lots of Cedar Waxwings
at my feeder, which is next to the pond.  Also, some dramatic looking
White headed Sparrows.  Fox Sparrows, too, and sensational Purple
Finches, as well as the usual visitors.  Yesterday, within and hour
there were 16 different birds.

All ten of my fish, all Shubunkins, have made it through their first
winter.  I've yet to see the frogs, though.

I was given a couple little Slider turtles this weekend and I've set up
a 20 gallon long tank for them and a couple big snails.  Does anyone
else here have turtles?  Are there any other creatures that can live
with them without turning into Sushi?

Ruth Kazez

 
 
 

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Post by Nan Zitne » Fri, 06 Apr 2001 01:06:49


I hear from the koi people that turtles aren't great in Koi ponds as they
leave the ponds and come back frequently, and often comeback with things
that will make the fish sick. Virus, bacteria, etc..  I'd hate to see your
pond get sick.

I haven't seen as many varieties of birds this year as I'm doing battle with
a squirrel or 2 that are a plain PIA. I don't want to kill em, but they're
pushing my buttons.

--
Nanzi(in Lower, Slower Delaware)
USDA Hardiness Zone 7

Grateful hearts are open
to the miracles of an ordinary day.


 
 
 

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Post by Bonnie Espenshad » Fri, 06 Apr 2001 01:15:05


Hi Nanzi,
I live near the Delaware River in NW New Jersey.  Our yard is usually filled
with all types of birds, but this year we are also
being visited by many birds that are migrating.
--
Bonnie
NJ

http://www.users.fast.net/~maebe/index.htm

Quote:

> I missed the Cedar Waxwing migration this year.  They were amazing in past
> years.
> We lived in Lakewood NJ for 22 year prior to our move to the Del/MD border
> 12 yrs ago.  What part of Jersey are you in? marydel is right on the border,
> about 1/2 way down the state.

> --
> Nanzi(in Lower, Slower Delaware)
> USDA Hardiness Zone 7

> Grateful hearts are open
> to the miracles of an ordinary day.



 
 
 

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Post by Bonnie Espenshad » Fri, 06 Apr 2001 05:53:10


Some may remember last Spring, I had an battle going with a squirrel.  It
actually ate a hole in the screening on my screen
porch.  I had been keeping the bird seed on the porch and the
squirrel found the bird seed.  After I moved the bird seed
indoors the squirrel stopped visiting the porch.  Now I've taken
to putting safflower seeds in the feeder the squirrels visit and
they no longer visit that feeder.  But they still come and drink
from the pond.
--
Bonnie
NJ

http://www.users.fast.net/~maebe/index.htm

Quote:

> I hear from the koi people that turtles aren't great in Koi ponds as they
> leave the ponds and come back frequently, and often comeback with things
> that will make the fish sick. Virus, bacteria, etc..  I'd hate to see your
> pond get sick.

> I haven't seen as many varieties of birds this year as I'm doing battle with
> a squirrel or 2 that are a plain PIA. I don't want to kill em, but they're
> pushing my buttons.

> --
> Nanzi(in Lower, Slower Delaware)
> USDA Hardiness Zone 7

> Grateful hearts are open
> to the miracles of an ordinary day.



 
 
 

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Post by ~ Windsong » Fri, 06 Apr 2001 14:42:54


Quote:

> I was given a couple little Slider turtles this weekend and I've set up
> a 20 gallon long tank for them and a couple big snails.  Does anyone
> else here have turtles?  Are there any other creatures that can live
> with them without turning into Sushi?

=================================
You better plan on buying them one of those large kiddy pools from Wal-Mart,
as sliders, if healthy are very fast growers and make a lot of er,... poops!
They also need sunlight and a good diet or soon succumb to all kinds of
deficiencies.  Been there, done that, never again!   :o)
--
Carol...  got tired to cleaning a large pool every few days.
"If you can smile when things go wrong, you have
someone else in mind to blame."

 
 
 

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Post by rtk » Fri, 06 Apr 2001 20:06:54


Quote:

> You better plan on buying them one of those large kiddy pools from Wal-Mart,
> as sliders, if healthy are very fast growers and make a lot of er,... poops!
> They also need sunlight and a good diet or soon succumb to all kinds of
> deficiencies.  Been there, done that, never again!   :o)

I have them in a 20 gallon long tank with a humungous snail, too big for
them to eat, but they use him as a stepping stone to their basking rock.
 I'm hoping snails have a greater appetite for turtle poop than turtles
have for the snails, but I suspect that will be a race.  I would be
afraid to put the sliders in my little pond with the shubunkins, but the
pet shop has two full-grown ones with their huge comets.  At first they
all tried making Sushi of each other, but they gave up and things seem
peaceful, although I know they aren't supposed to be.  I have two of the
dreaded bull frogs in the pond and peace reigns there so far, but maybe
that will change.

Ruth Kazez

 
 
 

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Post by ~ Windsong » Sat, 07 Apr 2001 17:49:53


Quote:

> I have them in a 20 gallon long tank with a humungous snail, too big for
> them to eat, but they use him as a stepping stone to their basking rock.
>  I'm hoping snails have a greater appetite for turtle poop than turtles
> have for the snails,

* Snails only eat poop if they're starving.  I hope you're feeding that
snail.  Plan on cleaning that 20 gallon tank every other day or so.

but I suspect that will be a race.  I would be

Quote:
> afraid to put the sliders in my little pond with the shubunkins, but the
> pet shop has two full-grown ones with their huge comets.  At first they
> all tried making Sushi of each other, but they gave up and things seem
> peaceful, although I know they aren't supposed to be.  I have two of the
> dreaded bull frogs in the pond and peace reigns there so far, but maybe
> that will change.

*  If you have BFs in your pond I'm sure you will soon notice fish
disappearing.
Quote:

> Ruth Kazez

--
Carol...
"Retaliate for tax woes by filling out your tax forms
with Roman Numerals."