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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Winter birds by Princess Lil Belle--for Chris

Mom says she saw you griping in another thread about
people being stingy with their bird pics this winter.
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Well, I'm here to prove to you that English Setters are the most generous s on the planet.

I stole the camera and set up near the feeders, asking all my
birdy buddies to pose nicely for you...
and they did!!!!!

Ms Hairy Woodpecker:
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Ms Red-bellied Woodpecker came for a chat and stayed for a little suet, too:

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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Pastor Dove stayed only long enough for a portrait
before flying off to attend to his ministry:
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Mr Purple Finch flew in to see what all the activity was about
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and stuck around to exchange some gossip with those busybodies,
the Chickadees.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:13 PM
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beautiful pictures Hazel oops I mean lil Belle

it's nice to see someone following in their mothers footstep and admiring birdies, and taking pictures to show everyone
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:17 PM
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As always, I found the chickadees to be quite entertaining--
especially when they yelled at mom for letting the suet cage go empty!
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The Seed Feeder was still full, though--fun to watch them flutter!
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And of course, they sing nice, too!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Those are awesome shots ....great job you did, Lil Belle.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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Oooops, I should have known that your mom wasn't finished.

Amazing shot of the fluttering chickadee.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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The Blue Jay Clan came down for pictures--they're such hams!
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But they're so darn LOUD!!!!
My tender ears twitch when they're talking to me.
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You daren't tell them that, though, or they get mad and won't talk anymore
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:33 PM
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And then, of course, there were the shy Birds that didn't want to cooperate at all.
But my mom says Chris will just keep griping till she sees 'em all,
so here ya go:
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And, in a whole different category--marauding Toms.
They were too fun to pass up!
I chased them away!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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"Hey, Lil Belle, bring the camera! There's another bird out here!!!"
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"Hmmm.... Never mind, Lil Belle! That doesn't look like a finch to me, Ms Macie!"

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No more griping now, Chris
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:39 PM
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omd, those pics look huge

Hmmmm...Chris, I hope you're able to download them!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:40 PM
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excellent photo's Lil Belle, love the purple finch and the blue jays.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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You guys are just too impatient! Believe me, that many pics in just over half an hour? That's blazin' speed from here!

Glad you enjoyed Lil Belle's contribution to Chris's addiction!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:43 PM
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I love the purple finches, aslan...but for some reason, just this male and one other have been to the feeders since the snow fell in December. I think they're all over at the in-laws.

The blue jays, on the other hand, were cooperating extraordinarily well for Lil Belle--they're much more skittish if I'm trying to take pics
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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me impatient!!!??? you must be thinking of someone else

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Why thank you Princess Lil Belle, that is mighty caring of you

Great pics Hazel, thankyou for taking pity on me......I wasn't griping sorta kinda just happened to mention it

Two beefs tho'..........I don't get Red Bellied Woodpeckers, nor do I hardly ever see Purple Finches let alone in winter

Your new camera Hazel takes wonderful photos, the wing flutter of the chickies is remarkable

Do you have more
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Great pics Hazel, thankyou for taking pity on me......

Thank Lil Belle--she's the only one with compassion here.

I wasn't griping sorta kinda just happened to mention it

Mmmmm-hmmmm... Yep, I believe that

Do you have more
Nope...you and Lil Belle just tapped me out...at least of good ones. I'm sure there will be more as the season progresses, though. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but I'm still snappin' lots of pics. Not now, though...gotta run! See you!
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I love your blue jays ....they're so much prettier than the stellar jays we get here.
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I think stellar jays are pretty and blue jays are a little drab... I guess it's all what you're used to. Everything else looks exotic!
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I think stellar jays are pretty and blue jays are a little drab... I guess it's all what you're used to. Everything else looks exotic!
I'll trade ya and I bet if we took a vote close to everyone would pick the blue jay as prettier. ....
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Old January 15th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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Well, ya gotta find a prettier picture Don't make madame hazel come out and take one for you... (insert :toe-tapping: smiley here)
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Do you have gray jays out there, rainbow? I think gray jays are really pretty, too!
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Great shots Lil Belle That's the first time I've seen a Purple Finch
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I think I posted some closer up shots of a purple finch in a prior thread, growler. I'd check, but I'm having problems with pics again today (So what else is new, eh? )

But I think there's a close-up in here: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=66694 They're so pretty!
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Well, ya gotta find a prettier picture Don't make madame hazel come out and take one for you... (insert :toe-tapping: smiley here)
Yikes, not the ol' bat ....I told you before that rainbow is scared of her.

Sorry, I looked again and there ain't no prettier pics, the stellar jay can't be made any prettier than that .....

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Nope ....we don't get any pretty jays here.
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Do you have scrub jays? They're pretty, too!
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I think I posted some closer up shots of a purple finch in a prior thread, growler. I'd check, but I'm having problems with pics again today (So what else is new, eh? )
Yes you did obviously I missed that thread, though I don't always look at the bird ones

The Downy Woodpeckers are cute too.
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