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Old May 27th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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My 'brolly is huge with a setter on it--it scares the birds away! I actually tried it...
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Old May 27th, 2009, 02:04 PM
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Smile Mockingbird

Here is a picture of a Northern Mockingbird. They aren't very common on PEI but so far this spring there has been several sightings of them.

The pictures aren't very good because they are very skittish birds and I couldn't get close enough to get a good shot.

He/she was spotted by my sister about 10 minutes from our parent's house. I was able to find him/her when I went looking for him.

I wish I just could have gotten a little closer:sad:
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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My MIL had a placed a platform on one of their tree stumps and a pair of geese made that their nest this spring. The babies finally hatched and the proud mom and pop took their 3 babies to the pond really far away. My FIL went up to the nest 12 hours later to clean it out and found this little guy all by his lonesome. They took him in and fed and kept him warm and phoned a bird rescue to find out what to do. They had him for 2 days until the rescue was able to pick him up. Poor gosling has a deformed foot so that's probably why he was left up in the nest.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:58 PM
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Aww Jillybean,he's so sweet,hope he made it
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Old May 27th, 2009, 08:32 PM
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Carolyn--a mockingbird that far north!!!! We're too far north...we never see them! That would be a thrill!

And dang, jilliebean, that's one cute gosling!!! I hope the rescue can help him out!

Chris...it was rainy and very gloomy today, but here's a pic of the hummingbird feeders under the tree:

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And some of the day's nectar sippers :

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Old May 28th, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Holy crow Hazel you must live in Hummingbird Heaven....I'm just green...sigh.

I don't have such a clear area unless I put them in the middle of the yard, but I'm gonna try outside my kitchen window like I already said and hope it will attract a few....It is more or less where we took the nest from a few seasons ago, so it might be a favourable spot, I'm hoping.

Jillybean - too sweet the little gosling
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Loooooove all the pics

Ive never seen a real live hummingbird but I can almost hear their wings going with your pics hazel
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At the park at the end of my street we have Canada Geese by the thousands and Mallard numbering almost as many, plus an impostor
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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:17 AM
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Lukkasmom,great pic love to watch them.
One of these days we'll go down to the lake-park and take some pics,Canada Geese,tons of them,Swans,Ducks etc....there should be babies now
We are not allowed to feed them,but of course people still do.
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We were working outside all weekend and I heard what sounded like meowing coming from the bush. I thought to myself oh no... not another stray kitten! It wasn't one, it turned out to be this beautiful bird which we later found out is a Grey Catbird... sounds identical to a kitten's little meow!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:44 AM
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We were working outside all weekend and I heard what sounded like meowing coming from the bush. I thought to myself oh no... not another stray kitten! It wasn't one, it turned out to be this beautiful bird which we later found out is a Grey Catbird... sounds identical to a kitten's little meow!
not only a cute little meow sound, but if you are hiking and you hear an entire repertoire of songs coming from one area, you can be sure a cat bird is singing for you. I love to listen to them.
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Hasn't anyone spotted Casper the Friendly Duck in my post above
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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Hasn't anyone spotted Casper the Friendly Duck in my post above
I saw him, does he hang with them all the time Lukkas'ma?
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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:33 PM
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I saw him toothe white one of course,right??
Kind'a hard to miss
I've had a cat-bird here to,they sound lovely,but many birds just tend to pass through here.
As soon as I hear a birdsong that's new,out come the binoculars
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Here are a couple of "my" Pigeons,these two are really beautiful,white and grey.
Sorry,my camera does not allow me any close-ups
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Here are some photos of a few Bald Eagles that were on the beach near my house today. There was 7 in total. 2 adults and 5 immatures. One of the immatures is almost full grown, almost has all of his/her adult plummage.

The first 4 pictures are in sequence, they show 1 of the adults chasing the almost adult. The 1st pic shows the 2 eagles flying together, the 2nd shows the immature in the water after the adult pushed him/her in, the 3rd shows the immature trying get out of the water and the 4th shows them flying together again.

The other 2 photos show:
1. the group of birds on the beach with the adult flying over head
2. three of the immatures sitting on the beach and the adult flying by.
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Here are the rest of the pics........
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Great Blue Heron

Here is a picture that I took the other evening of a Great Blue Heron that was walking on the edge of the river that is near my house.
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That heron shot is spectacular, Carolyn!
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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Hey Thanks . It's definitely one of my favorites.
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WOW,beautiful picture,love Herons,beautiful graceful birds
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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:58 PM
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We were putting up our fence and noticed in the trees a Yellow Warbler's nest. I set up the tripod and got some pretty good shots.
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Beautiful,I love the little Warblers,great pics...isn't spring/summer just amazing
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Oh, how cool is that!?! Great shots, jillybeanrocks!
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:20 AM
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I agree, we just love the birds! It seems every week we get something new, I must remember to keep my camera handy so I can capture it.
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