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Birding Reports => Backyard Birding => Topic started by: Ally on March 06, 2021, 08:27:30 pm

Title: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Ally on March 06, 2021, 08:27:30 pm
I had quite a few woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches working on the tree trunks. Several juncos singing their spring songs. I don't know, I only hear them sing that tune in Spring.
I say, they have facial expressions.
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Ally on March 06, 2021, 08:29:22 pm
I can see chickadees eating that stuff, I can never get them when they are in mid air, flapping while eating it. Is it sweet?
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Ally on March 06, 2021, 08:30:51 pm
A maple tree by the way
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Axeman on March 09, 2021, 09:39:32 am
That is a very cool capture! Have never seen that before.
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: MEGHAN on March 31, 2021, 01:48:08 am
I guess it would be sap, definitely sweet. We do make Maple Syrup with it!
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Ally on March 31, 2021, 10:07:39 am
I guess it would be sap, definitely sweet. We do make Maple Syrup with it!


I tried it and can confirm it's sweet. ;) ;)
After Chickadee, I saw juncos, Cardinals, both Nuts, even house finches go drink it. They do observe each other. Especially Chickadees.
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Axeman on April 02, 2021, 12:13:22 am
Any side effects? You know like hives, rashes are sudden motor / cognitive deficits after sampling it?
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Ally on April 02, 2021, 12:38:31 am
Any side effects? You know like hives, rashes are sudden motor / cognitive deficits after sampling it?
Well,  I still haven't developed the ability to fly, not a single feather. So I guess those are not from the sap.
Title: Re: Is that stuff sweet?
Post by: Axeman on April 02, 2021, 04:20:12 pm
Suddenly.....during the pandemic....I see people licking trees everywhere....I mean the people are everywhere licking the trees not people licking the trees everywhere.