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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8822144

We came from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1219825/

Lots of good stuff in that last one. I was quickly lurking as I had some work and other events keeping me away. I'll for sure have to go back and review it in detail.


I got a nice surprise a couple of weeks ago when this female American Redstart was flitting around in the trees outside the window.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8822146

She flitted around eating some bugs and then landed on the hose reel box below the window.

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
12:06 PM

Post #8822147

While stalking a hummingbird and some butterflies, this American Goldfinch landed on the Hummingbird and House Wren perch.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
12:07 PM

Post #8822149

Can't remember if I posted this before, but all the action is back on the sunflowers.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 24, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8822481

Aww the Redstart is adorable! Very nice shots Mrs Ed!

Thanks for starting the new thread!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8822585

Beautiful Mrs Ed!!! I am so jealous...wish I could have gotten the male I saw last week!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2011
6:05 PM

Post #8822590

Thank you Mrs. Ed for the new thread. The American Restart is adorable, and I'm a fan of Goldfinch as well. I saw a Goldfinch the same day I noticed the Mag. Warbler. They both were just passing by.
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
8:01 PM

Post #8822728

Great pictures Mrs. Ed. Love the American Redstart.

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
12:45 AM

Post #8822922

I'm aching to see a restart! Great way to start a thread Mrs. Ed!

I'm sharing some pics of boring birds, but what the hey. I really hate grackles but sometimes they are just pretty. These bronze ones really caught my eye.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
12:45 AM

Post #8822923

Grackle tongue action.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
12:46 AM

Post #8822924

White-winged Dove on the Mexican petunias.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
12:48 AM

Post #8822925

Yes, just a puffed up House Sparrow, but I like this pic.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
5:00 AM

Post #8823001

Great shots Elphy, how did you manage to have all of 'em lined up and turned to the left? "To the left, to the left" I can imagine hearing the lyric of that song. lol

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8823113

Finch reportů http://www.jeaniron.ca/2011/finchforecast.htms

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8823261

Lily_love wrote:Great shots Elphy, how did you manage to have all of 'em lined up and turned to the left? "To the left, to the left" I can imagine hearing the lyric of that song. lol


She did didn't she! lol Great shots all of them!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 25, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8823374

Hi Mrs Ed. Your link says "Not Found".

Wonderful shots Elphaba!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8823507

try this:


http://www.jeaniron.ca/2011/finchforecast.htm
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 25, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8823688

What a gorgeous bird to start the thread with, Mrs Ed. So sweet and pretty.

Nice shots, Elphaba. It looks as if it's still hot where you are.

Little Black Cormorants on the river a couple of days ago.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
4:28 PM

Post #8823699

Whoa! That's a large flock of Cormorants there Maraget! Thanks Mrs. Ed, for the interesting link. I'll study it further. Margaret, Elphy can share with you how hot the weather is. Here, ours reached the mid. 80F today, that's quite warm still.

A pair of residential Pekin Ducks.

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 25, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8823820

Nice shots everyone!! Nice start to the new thread Mrs_Ed! Nice shots of your American Redstart!
Nice shots Elphaba!
Margaret, I see that view of the Cormorants during spring flying across the lake...nice shot!
Nice shot of your Peking's Lily!

Well I only have 2 shots to share but they are of my newest warbler...the Black-throated Gray Warbler. Warbler number 28 and number 206 overall.
I just happened to check the rarebird.org page and read the report's that they had spotted one at ONWR in the Magee Marsh area, so I made the trip out to see if I could get a shot.

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 25, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8823826

actually have 3 shots of it...

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 25, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8823829

last

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8823842

Nice find Burd!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8823878

What a beauty Burd!! Congrats!!
tweedlemynhier
Fort Wayne, IN

September 25, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8823903

These are all great pictures. I love the common grackle, what kind of equipment do you use? I would love to take pictures of birds right now I do all macro pictures, mostly insects.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 25, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8823936

This Masked Lovebird came around and was conversing with my Lovebird.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8823938

Awww, what's a cutie! An escapee gp?
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 25, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8823946

Well done, Burd. That's quite an achievement. Stunning bird.

Cute, GP. Are they an introduced species in your area?

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 25, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8823976

I'm sure this was was an escaped pet. Never saw a Lovebird before.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 25, 2011
8:31 PM

Post #8824098

Love that Warbler Burd! Congratulations!

Cute Lovebird GP!
2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 25, 2011
9:48 PM

Post #8824157

Had this hawk show up yesterday and then again today. He was escorted by about six crows that were buzzing him and kept him on the move. In this shot you can see a feather fly after a crow smacked him in the head.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 25, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8824165

And this picture, which isn't very good, really, shows another crow coming at him. Notice the white speck on his head where the feather seen the previous picture was knocked out. This crow also made contact with the hawk's head.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 25, 2011
9:59 PM

Post #8824171

And here he is when he came by again this afternoon. This time it was the mockingbirds that were buzzing him, so he didn't stay long.

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 25, 2011
10:05 PM

Post #8824174

Nice shot GP! Nice shot of the Red-tailed Dave!
Thanks all...more info on the Warbler, around 40 birder's were able to see the Black-throated Gray Warbler the last 2 days with about 10 photographer's including me.
Bird was last reported in Ohio back in 2005.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
1:30 AM

Post #8824235

Burd_Fotos wrote:Well I only have 2 shots to share but they are of my newest warbler...the Black-throated Gray Warbler. Warbler number 28 and number 206 overall.
I just happened to check the rarebird.org page and read the report's that they had spotted one at ONWR in the Magee Marsh area, so I made the trip out to see if I could get a shot.


That one must've pulled a big crowd of birders!

BirdFiles is short on good pics of this . . . http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/go/693/ ;-)

Resin

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8824291

Nice shots everyone!
Dave, LOVE that hawk. Great shots.
Burd, congrats on that fabulous bird. Beautiful shots of it too and warblers are so hard to get.
GP, I feel so sad for that lost little bird! Glad he found someone to talk to. I have a friend who rescues parrots. She always has the exotic birds in her yard. I think they hear her parrots and recognize it as a familiar sound.

Lily, tried to get the birds to line up stage-right this time, but they were not cooperating! I also asked them to hop in the sun, but no. I don't blame them it's oven hot out there. At least the nights have cooled down.

Baltimore Oriole.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:24 AM

Post #8824293

Got a little bit of sun in this one but he was kind of hidden.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8824295

Wish I could have gotten this House Finch in the sun. I call him Juicy Fruit. His rump is yellow.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:28 AM

Post #8824296

Could not get a really good pic of this yellow warbler. She would not stop for a second. Had to edit b/c I said "he" and I'm pretty sure it's a "she."

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Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8824298

I must admit she did pose on this stick in the sun for 3 pics but the camera didn't focus on her in 2 of them -- very annoying. Here she is escaping my photo.

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Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:30 AM

Post #8824302

Last one, a Nashville Warbler. He came right down by the window, but the shade was just too thick. I like the white orchid tree blossom in the background though.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 26, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8824386

Great action you caught there, Dave.

Beautiful birds there, Elphaba.

"28" parrot

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 26, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8824483

Dave, Good shots of the Red-tailed Hawk and Crows!

Love the Baltimore Oriole Elphaba!

Margaret, Lovely shot of the 28!
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 26, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8824729

Resin wrote:

That one must've pulled a big crowd of birders!

BirdFiles is short on good pics of this . . . http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/go/693/ ;-)

Resin


Added to the birdfiles Resin. I expected a lot more birder's than I seen but glad I was a part of it. I located it once and gave a little wave to the folk's there so they could get a chance to view/photo and add to their lists..everyone was cooperative with each other.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8825534

Burd_Fotos wrote:Added to the birdfiles Resin. I expected a lot more birder's than I seen but glad I was a part of it. I located it once and gave a little wave to the folk's there so they could get a chance to view/photo and add to their lists..everyone was cooperative with each other.


Nice when you can do that! And then watch the stampede as everyone comes over faster than they ever thought they could run ;-)

Thanks for adding them to BirdFiles!

Resin
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 26, 2011
9:40 PM

Post #8825985

Resin wrote:

Nice when you can do that! And then watch the stampede as everyone comes over faster than they ever thought they could run ;-)

Thanks for adding them to BirdFiles!

Resin


Its funny ...he who finds bird has many friends, they stayed around my area hoping I would find it again once it flew down the beach. lol

teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 27, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8826369

here is a close-up did not have to zoom either.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 27, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8826672

how is THIS for a picture! I could feel the air off of her tiny wings.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8826834

Thanks for the wonderful start Mrs Ed-your redstart is beautiful.

I'm way behind again-so many wonderful birds-great job everyone.

Here's my newest and a lifer, a Warbling Vireo.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8826836

A line of Canada Geese flew by the other day.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8826838

My orioles all left last week, but this one appeared on its own. I do hope it will catch up with the others on their migration.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2011
1:43 PM

Post #8826841

Had a pair of Bald Eagles fly past this morning but they wouldn't get close to each other for a photo.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 27, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8826904

Very cool teddy!!

Nice shots duc!
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8826996

No new visitors to my feeders the past couple days. Just the usual ones - Jays and sparrows. I just wanted to pop in and tell you all how much I do enjoy all the beautiful photos !
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 27, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8827095

I am kind of surprised that my pair of hummers have stayed as late as they have, they are usually gone by now(not that I am complaining).
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 27, 2011
8:46 PM

Post #8827354

I'm a bit disapointed, I had written a good list of comments on everyones pictures and lost it. Good job everyone.

I have lot of Black-capped Chickadees, and White-throated Sparrow, and Mourning Dove. But very little few other birds.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2011
2:13 AM

Post #8827430

ducbucln wrote:My orioles all left last week, but this one appeared on its own. I do hope it will catch up with the others on their migration.


Can you get more pics of it? It would be interesting to find out which species it is, small numbers of Baltimore and Orchard Orioles turn up in California on autumn migration, and it could turn out to be one of those as much as Hooded or Bullock's. But tricky to identify in first-winter plumage. On what's visible here, Hooded and Orchard are the best fit, but it needs a view of the back to tell them apart.

Resin
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 28, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8827866

I do believe the Hummingbirds are fattening themselves up for the trip south, we were outside and we had 7 at the same time,flying around us and drinking, one landed on my hubby's hand and I got several pictures of one eating out of the feeder that I had in my hand. Here is one.

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Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8828023

Mrs. Cardinal discovered the sunflower seed feeder! Maybe she will tell Mr. Cardinal.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8828172

Congrats on the new Lifer duc!!

Nice shots teddy & Countrymom!

Hearing the Carolina Wrens a lot now. They sing when nobody else does! lol

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8828174

I had a feeling I was being watched...

Cardinal

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8828177

Young male Cardinal busy getting berries!



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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8828185

The hummers still here will be leaving soon by the look of their little bellies...

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 28, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8828370

Cute peeking shots nanny!
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 28, 2011
4:43 PM

Post #8828386

It amazes me to see their little tummies bulge and know they have to fly a very long distance before resting! I heard that they fly across the Gulf of Mexico without stopping, is that true?

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8828447

Teddy, here is a little article with some information regarding fall migration of Ruby -throated Hummingbirds..

http://www.rubythroat.org/RTHUMigrationMain.html

Obviously there are not places for them to land int the middle of the Gulf of Mexico so they must fly over it without stopping.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 28, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8828619

'Nature' had a program on hummingbirds tonight.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 29, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8828854

Lovely shots, everyone. Duc, congratulations on your Warbling Vireo. What a little darling.

Kookaburras in the big eucalyptus in our yard late this afternoon.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 29, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8828856

Tail-less Kookaburra (it was the one on the left of the previous photo). The tail feathers have probably been pulled out by Red Wattlebirds. Kookaburras are never welcome when any other birds have bubs.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8829087

Resin, unfortunately my little oriole didn't stick around for more photos and I just kept my one photo. I checked our local Audubon check list and there's never been an Orchard oriole in our area, but it sure would have been an exciting find. I'll watch closer next year.

Teddy, I'm glad you're enjoying so many hummers.

Countrymom, hope Mr. cardinal will soon be enjoying the seeds at your feeder.

Nanny, your wren and cardinals are so cute. Love that chubby little hummer too.

Margaret, I love your kookaburras. Such beautiful little birds, even without a tail.

I've been enjoying about 40 bushtits in the bushes every morning. They're such busy little birds.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8829090

Burn, I forgot to tell you I loved your little chickie too!

The Red-winged Blackbirds are continuing to stay close to my Brewer Blackbirds.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 29, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8829319

Love the Kookaburra's Margaret!

Duc, Love that shot of the Bushtit!! What is the plant he is on? Wow 40 of them must be fun to watch!
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
12:56 PM

Post #8829441

Great pictures, everyone ! MargaretK - I do enjoy yours very much. We don't see birds like yours here in Ohio - lol !
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8829491

Pelle, that plant is a dried garlic bloom in my neighbor's yard. All the birds have enjoyed hunting insects on them. You can bet I'll be adding them to my garden this month so they'll bloom next summer.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8829494

Not a bird, but the bucks are arriving for the rutting season now and this guy was just one of several. I'm assuming he was born here near our home because he is not a bit afraid of us or our dogs on the inside of the fence.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8829495

I thought this California Thrasher made a cute photo with the wildlife sign on our fence.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8829593

This is not a good shot at all but it shows a Male Northern Flicker and a Tennessee Warbler both at a puddle!

Well what the ...let me try that again!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8829598

Here is the correct photo! lol

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
3:10 PM

Post #8829601

Female Northern Flicker was nearby...

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
3:12 PM

Post #8829605

Juvie Blue Bird...

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 29, 2011
8:36 PM

Post #8830017

Love the buck and the Thrasher on the sign. Yes those dried garlic blooms are really nice!

Nice shots nanny!
thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 29, 2011
9:57 PM

Post #8830054

I sure hope some of the Warblers that people are seeing pass through my way, too!

This isn't a wonderful picture, but I think the Black-crested Titmouse is so cute. I don't have them at my house, I have to travel a couple of hours southwest to see them.

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gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 30, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8830344

Hummingbird this morning.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 30, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8830362

Nice!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8830505

Nanny, your flickers are so sweet-cute one with the warbler. Love that bb baby.

Missy, your titmouse is a cute one and a bird we don't see very often on here.

GP, your hummer must be happy with the blooms.


I'm so glad to see our Bald Eagles coming past us each day.


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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
10:23 AM

Post #8830507

I'm only seeing three Lesser Goldfinches, but I'm sure there's more around.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8830509

Can't recall if I've already posted this but my Calif. quail are here every day.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8830513

My white-crowned sparrows are beginning to arrive for their winter stay.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8830516

And lastly, I had a pair of Warbling Vireos in the vines yesterday.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8830517

Oops, forgot to show the photo...

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 30, 2011
11:00 AM

Post #8830554

Great shots all!! As usual i,m off work and its raining. lol Sun the next few days really hope I can add a pic or 2.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2011
12:07 PM

Post #8830628

Oh so nice to see the WC Sparrow...hard to believe it is almost that time already!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 30, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8830937

Very nice everyone.

A Downy Woodpecker in the evening sun.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 30, 2011
5:07 PM

Post #8830942

Great shots everyone, I'm so far behind to catch up with individual shot, I love them all. Burn, it's nice to see fall is really in the air from your photos. I'm ready to have some of those sparrows to return to the garden to stay for the winter too Duc.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 30, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8830944

It didn't take long, for the Blue Jay to find the peanuts, I've brought out for them.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8831013

Caught this hawk in a nearly dead pine tree. Mrs. Ed is right...duh!! Cooper's Hawk

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2011
6:03 AM

Post #8831424

Adorable blue jay, Burn!

I'd say a coopers, with that striped tail, Nanny.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

October 1, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8831777

My pair of hummers are still here! They are usually gone by this time, I went to the Hummingbird pages and there are instances of them staying the winter, I was thinking of leaving one up all winter, but not sure how we are going to keep it from freezing, because we usually don't get up before dawn to put it back out. So still thinking about all the alternatives, the one about the large wattage bulb in a reflector seems to be the best idea, but that creates a whole other set of interesting challenges. Will let you know what we decide, don't have any new birds here, just sparrows and of course our little beauties, hummers, we just made some more sugar water and put it out and they went to it like a bee to honey!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8831918

Thanks Mrs. Ed...senior moment and I meant to come back and change it ...then forgot! lol
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

October 1, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8831989

I'll send you a few Kookaburras if you like, Countrymom. They're maniacs at the moment.

Duc, is your place the certified wildlife habitat or the adjoining land? Love you Quail and the Warbling Vireo.

TBM, I would love to see a Titmouse. They are the sweetest looking birds.

Gorgeous little Bluebird, nanny.

Colours are really starting to turn in your area, Burn. Love the Downy.

Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike at the Osprey nest site yesterday.





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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 2, 2011
12:22 PM

Post #8833004

Burn cute photos of your wp and jay.

Nanny, hope that hawk has moved away from your area by now.

Margaret, love that curious look on your shrike. That sign is in my backyard. Several years ago I joined a large number of backyard gardeners in making our yards habitats for the birds and other wildlife. Here's the info about it-
http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife/Create-a-Habitat.aspx

Here's a spotted towhee that didn't want his picture taken when he was in the bath.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

October 2, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8833189


That's great, duc. One of the criteria they haven't mentioned is: "Take great photographs"
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

October 2, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8833276


Pink and Grey Galah at his nest hollow.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

October 2, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8833277


Kookaburra with a centipede.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 3, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8834019

Great shots Margaret, burn, duc and nanny!
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

October 3, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8834285

Hummingbird hovering, just look at her little tummy! I can't believe they are still here. Saw 3 of them this afternoon, but they are more skittish and don't stay put for the camera;) So I have to be a little more faster than they are to catch them flying, it aint easy but I am getting there, I don't think I will ever be the queen of the hummers, but I am thrilled to actually be able to get pictures of them, it has been one of my quests since I moved here and got acquainted with them, I always wanted to get pics of them, and I think I succeeded quite well, don't you?

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 3, 2011
10:52 AM

Post #8834346

Yep your doing quite well teddy!

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8834480

Wow, y'all have taken some awesome shots while I've been away. Nanny, love the tail feathers of that hawk. Burn, that downy is gorgeous in that light. Duc, just gorgeous. Margaret, I just love your birds.

I've been birding in the Rio Grande Valley. It was awesome. Still going through the photos, but look what showed up at my house this morning, a Mourning Warbler!

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2011
1:34 PM

Post #8834552

Margaret, love that parrot. That kookaburra is beautiful. I guess centipedes don't bite birds-ick!

Teddy, your little chubby lady sure is sweet.

Elphaba, sure is a pretty warbler. Is that a lifer for you? If so, congrats.


This mourning dove landed on our upper deck and watched us through the window as we ate,


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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8834554

Here's an immature red-tailed hawk we found at the park a couple days ago.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8834557

Also found a great blue heron.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8834559

We were watching this osprey fly toward us when it decided to land on the treetop above us.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8834560

Here's a western wood pewee.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8834589

OMG! I didn't even realize it was a lifer until you asked me! Thanks Duc! I just added Mourning Warbler to all 4 of my lists. That is so much fun!

And Duc, your pics are stunning. The pewee is really nice and the osprey and red-tailed are amazing. I have doves that sit outside the window looking in too. Then they usually fly into the window. It amazes me that they sit 2 ft. from the window, study it and decide that they can fly through it. You'd think that I wash my windows more often than I do!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 3, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8834617

LOL @ Elphaba for not knowing a Lifer!!

I have not seen a hummers today. I will clean them today and only put 2 back out at this point. 1 in the front and 1 in back for any travelers passing by.

Well I spoke to soon...had a hummer about 20 minutes ago

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gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 3, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8834861

Here's a Blue Jay from yesterday.

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gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 3, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8834862

And a Hummingbird.

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gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 3, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8834866

White Ibis flying over.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8834960

Nice pics. Duc, gp and Nan, yes I was concerned for the Kookaburra on capturing a centerpedes too, Margaret. I was so lucky. I've had a traveler visiting the feeder in the morning hours. Then by noon she brough another sibling with her. Rosebreasted Grosbeaks.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8834964

My sweet Carolina Wren, it really loves the peanut suet from what I've seen the past months.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8834968

Redbellied Woodpecker, I saw the male at the feeder off and on all day calling, calling. But his Missus never showed up, nor the Juvies, they must have all grown up and fledged the coop.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8834975

I also saw a Red-eyed vireo. But the pix was not as clear, so that's it for tonite. Happy birding everyone.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

October 3, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8835029

how can you tell the difference between a hummer that is pregnant or one that is fattening up for the migration? The last one I took a picture of it could be either way, let me know please.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8835092

I wished I knew, teddy. Maybe an ultrasound? Just kidding. I gather it may not be a breeding season? As most birds nest in the spring? dunno.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 3, 2011
9:01 PM

Post #8835159

Hi Teddy, They do not get pregnant during migration time.

They migrate up in Spring, find a territory then get pregnant. After the kids are on their own and late summer or fall begins they migrate south again.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2011
6:11 AM

Post #8835438

Hi all: Have enjoyed going all the way down this thread and seeing all the wonderful pictures. Margaret, the kookaburras are so cute, the way they sit on the branch with their little bellies resting.

Wanted to see if anyone had a picture of my new bird. It has just shown up at my feeder in the last few days. I've had titmice, cardinals, blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, Carolina wrens and lots of sparrows not to mention my marauding squirrel at the feeder all summer, but have never seen the likes of this little guy. ID anyone?

Guess the cold weather's arrived up north, huh? Birds have the right idea to migrate.

Elaine

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2011
6:18 AM

Post #8835450

Better shot

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 4, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8835486

Great pics dyzzy!! I was thinking Blackburnian Warbler. Lets see what Resin says.
2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

October 4, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8835534

What a wonderful thread this has been. Such variety. My birds seem so plain by comparison. I wanted to mention a few of your names, but realized I'd have to include almost everyone of you.

I've been very busy lately with travel and then we just changed over from cable to Verizon FIOS, and had to create a new wireless network. Not easy for an old man like me but I think it is up and working at last. Maybe now I can get back to the important stuff.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8835658

I think dyzzy may have a Yellow-throated Warbler...but like Pelle said wait for Resin to weigh in! Great shot no matter what and I wish one would show up at my feeder!!

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8835716

That looks like the right one, nanny. Thanks, pelle! The Blackburnian warbler was definitely more orange and the color more widespread over the face.

Any chance I will hear him 'warble' or do they only do that in mating season? Mind you, I have no shortage of singing birds around here now. I've decided the Carolina wrens are partial to designer shoes 'jimmy choo, jimmy choo'.

This guy seems to like my garden. He's been around for about 3 days now. I hope he doesn't disappear to Venezuela for the winter . . .
2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

October 4, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8835720

I have been elected to start the next thread and as it would happen, I need to run an errand that will keep me out for several hours, so I will end this one and start the next one a little early.

Be back with the link in a minute. Well a little longer than a minute: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1223689/

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8835860

Yep, Yellow-throated Warbler is right

Resin
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 4, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8835875

Thanks everyone for the great thread!

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