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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Let's see some bird pictures!

So I thought it would be neat to see some bird pictures. Here are a few of my feeder from today. I would tell you what the are but I haven't got a clue . Not the greatest quality as most were taken through my winter-dirty windows.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:11 PM
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Hmmm! I guess this bird is the wrong kind? Or maybe too big!


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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:13 PM
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Oh! how about this one??? Isnt she beautiful?

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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:15 PM
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Awesome pics Winston !
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:22 PM
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The 2nd picture (which I cannot take credit for!) is our resident female Peregrine Falcon......Madame X is her name! That picture was taken last summer when she stood defiantly over her babies as they were removed from the nest for banding! She is very fiesty! She has been in Hamilton for many years and is used to the banding now! they do it every year!


The first picture is Aldora from the Buffalo New York Nest!

I am glad you didnt think I was being smart! Just a little humor for the end of the day!

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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:28 PM
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does this bird count? lol sorry i had to put it in. the wonderful first sign of spring. the lady bird!!!
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:38 PM
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All birds are welcome . I think that is technically a lady-bug isn't it ... but still a very neat pic .
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:42 PM
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we (in South Africa) always called them lady birds. i guess they are bugs here... okay sorry bout the little "off topic" now im back on track! hehe
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:47 PM
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Teri,your two first ones look like female Gold-Finches,the ones with red on their head and chest are male House-Finches,their females look a bit like a larger sparrow.
The third pic,looks like a Robin,but my Robins do not come to the feeders,they don't eat seeds,maybe you had corn in your seeds.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:52 PM
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Rolands mom,in Sweden we call lady-bugs,Nyckel-Piga,which means Key-Maid don't really know why..
The ladybugs will be hibernating under leaves and other things for the winter.
I don't have many birdpics,but here are a pair of Mourning Doves in my Blue Spruce,if you look carefully you can see the baby between them and a not too good pic of some of my pigeons.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:55 PM
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key maid? how strange, must be some interesting story or legend behind that. I saw this lady..erm bug yesterday. thats what i got so excited about. spring is on the way!
Winston, what a BEAUTIFUL bird!
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:58 PM
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No corn in that feeder Chico. Just shelled sunflower chips (only thing that they don't make a total mess of ). Thanks for the info on the others . I thought the last guy was a robin too and there are about a half dozen around so who knows? I really do need to get a book on the west coast birds .
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Old March 15th, 2007, 05:06 PM
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No seeds on the falcon ledge either! just some uh! maybe we wont go there! love to see lady bugs ! sure sign of spring!

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Old March 15th, 2007, 06:56 PM
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I have one of a baby Robin we helped back in 2000. He had fallen out of the nest. We helped him by sheltering him in this crate hung in a tree. We dug worms for him, but he didn't like the ones we chose . His mom and dad both stuck by him and fed him until he got all his feathers and one day he flew off on his own. We think he came back a month or so later, of course we aren't sure...but a pretty boy robin flew over and sat on the fence not 10 feet from us and looked at us for several minutes. We think he came to say thanks

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Old March 15th, 2007, 07:26 PM
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Great pics of birds everyone. Thanks for starting the thread Teri.....I bet we get some good ones.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:15 PM
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I think the red-breasted bird in the third pic is a towhee, not a robin--tail is too long. I see some siskins, too--they look like streaked goldfinches.

Can't forget the black-capped chickadees:

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Or turkeys in winter...

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...ruby-throated hummingbirds in summer:

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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:22 PM
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...maybe a gray catbird...

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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:27 PM
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One more hummingbird...he looks so purty on the copper feeder:

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I'm hoping to get some shots of the bluebirds on the houses this summer.

I love birds... Some day I'm gonna get me a telephoto and a blind and spend all my time outside trying to capture the gold medal bird photo of the year!
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:30 PM
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Chico, your doves look so cozy!

Great thread idea, TeriM! A little touch of spring!
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I found two more...

Another one of my chickadee buddies...not sure which one it is...they don't tell me their names :

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And a ruffed grouse along FR 2150 in Forest County...

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Okay, you're off the hook...I think I'm all tapped out of bird pics!
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I looove the hummingbirds and the chickadees.
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I looove the hummingbirds and the chickadees.
I've got video of the hummingbirds during migration that would knock your socks off...only with my dial-up, there's no way I could upload it... Sometimes there were 40 birds hanging in view...and the sound is incredible!
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Great birds!! I had some pics of them on my old feeder, but they were pretty cruddy and not too current... I'll try to get some of the ones who are moving into my attic.

TeriM, what's up with that green grass?!
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I've got video of the hummingbirds during migration that would knock your socks off...only with my dial-up, there's no way I could upload it... Sometimes there were 40 birds hanging in view...and the sound is incredible!
DARN ....cuz I would be in heaven.
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TeriM, what's up with that green grass?!
This is Vancouver. We have green grass year round here! I'll have to take some shots of the blooming crocuses, budding tulips and flowering cherry blossoms that are also out right now .

Oh ... and then a shot of the new snow across the north shore mountains .
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Teri,something about the Robin-like bird told me it's not a Robin,the white specks beeing one and seeing him at the birdfeeder.
I LOVE the Catbirds,we get a few each summer and Northern Mockingbirds,Woodpeckers,Common Flickers,I could go on and on....my binoculars and camera are always ready
Here's a little woodpecker,they love suet and the Common Flicker(cannot take credit for the pic!)I wish I had a better zoom,my next camera will definetly have one,Mothers Day hmmmmm
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dmc,what you did for the Robinbaby was great,the crate thing a great idea one I'll keep in mind for this spring
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