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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2012
4:23 AM

Post #8992966

Happy February everyone.

We came from Vol. 430, with some really nice sightings: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1239504/


Maybe a sign of early spring? A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker showed up the other day. He was only here for the day, but came to the suet several times that day.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2012
4:24 AM

Post #8992968

He's so pretty.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2012
4:26 AM

Post #8992969

Still waiting for Redpolls (had one already) on the nijer, but mostly just these cuties.

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #8992973

This is not a great photo, but a fun one for me. This is taken locally, about a mile from my house. Seven Bald Eagles in this tree and at least that much all around the area. It was fun to watch their antics and hear therm.

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reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 3, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #8993049

Beautiful bird, Mrs. Ed. I still have a female terrorizing the trees in my yard. I'm ready for her to head back north.

A Spotted Towee from the Wichita Mountains trip. I have some pics on my Flickr stream, search 'reddirtpics'.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 3, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #8993118

Beautiful shot Marna! Thanks for starting the new thread!

Sweet Towhee red!

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #8993122

Wow Mrs. Ed, 7 Bald Eagles! I think I'd have a heart attack on the spot! Beautiful sapsucker pics. Just an all around great start!

Red, nice one! The Spotted Towhee is the one that I'm missing and everyone says that it's supposed to be the easiest to see around here! I always do things backwards. Love you pic.
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #8993416

Mrs_Ed - The sapsucker is so pretty ! Looks like a plush toy :)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 3, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #8993464

Pretty sapsucker...and I would just died to see 7 eagles in a tree! Greta start Mrs. Ed!

Red, want to say your Mountain BB on the last thread was nice to see!! Not one that gets posted much!
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #8993952

Love the Sapsucker and the Eagles Mrs. Ed. Great start to the thread.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 3, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #8994009

Beautiful shots of the Sapsucker, Mrs Ed. I can only imagine what it would be like to see a single Bald Eagle, let alone 7 of them in the one tree.

Love that Towhee, Red. BTW, red, I agree with your comment about the Muscovy ducks from a couple of threads back. They are gorgeous ducks - except when broody, when they become mean and evil killer ducks. LOL
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 4, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #8994130

Baltimore Oriole in a rather ugly setting.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 4, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #8994132

Female Painted Bunting.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 4, 2012
3:18 AM

Post #8994133

Male Painted Bunting.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 4, 2012
3:18 AM

Post #8994134

Indigo Bunting.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 4, 2012
3:22 AM

Post #8994135

Male Painted Bunting in the shrubbery. Can't see the whole bird, but what amazing colors.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2012
4:56 AM

Post #8994184

Beautiful Buntings gardenpom. I love seeing them.
reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 4, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #8994324

Enjoyed the buntings. I always look forward to their return here. A Red-bellied WP in the Wichita Mountains the other day. Late in the day, his body was in the shade and the sun just across his head. Had to add a little fill light to make his body detail visible.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #8994328

Lily, in that last thread, cute phoebe.

Red, love that mountain bluebird. Cute towhee and wp on the new thread.

Mrs Ed, thank you for the new start. That sapsucker is so beautiful. Wow, 7 eagles would be awesome to see at once-good for you.

GP, cute oriole and the buntings are so colorful-wow.

Got this closeup of a red-winged blackbird through the window.


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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #8994331

This female house sparrow didn't know what to make of me through the window.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #8994333

Here's an oak titmouse.

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reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 4, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #8994337

I can't recall if I posted this pic here or not, but worth looking at if you like lots of eagles. Taken a couple of months ago on the OK/AR line. A temporary gathering of over 200 eagles. There are 60+ visible in this shot.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #8994671

Downy and White Breasted Nuthatch having suet on a cloudy day.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #8994676

Bookends?

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #8994718

Male Cardinal enjoying Safflower seeds.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 4, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #8994840

That Eagle-filled tree is amazing.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #8994986

Yah!!!! Looks like Red wins the Eagles in the Tree award. Good Gravy, it looks like you live in Alaska!

I'm still amazed to see these things fly right over my head!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2012
7:41 PM

Post #8994991

Indeed, Red won with that Eagles shot! But yours also are lovely, Mrs. Ed. Thank you for a nice start with that handsome sapsucker. Wonderful shots everyone, Duc your Redwinged Blackbird looks serious, lol GG, I love your "Bookends" photos!. The cardinal looks soooo bright, I need to wear shade to look at the good looking fella. gp, your buntings are so beautiful, I hope to get to see some in the near future.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #8994993

Eastern Blue Birds. These fellas who frequent our Island is being harassed by the Mockers in our area.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #8994997

King of the Hill errr the Island!

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #8995400

Red, cool shot with all the eagles.

Granny cute photos of all your little ones.

Lily, sorry to hear your mocker is so mean to the bbs. Both are such pretty birds.

This spotted towhee was taking in some warm sun rays.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #8995402

This downy woodpecker is staying in the trees rather than coming to the peanut butter log, hopefully it will come closer soon.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #8995405

Here's a red-winged blackbird.

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reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 5, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #8995409

Those eagles gathering were probably a once in a life time deal for me. Right place at the right time. But rest assured I'll check again about the same time next year.

That cardinal is brilliant, Granny. Lily, I had mockingbirds nesting in the back yard last year with the bluebirds and I often had to referee, but they finally sorted things out. I didn't want the mockers on the mealworms, so would wait until the BB's were there and just put a few out and remain out there while they ate them. Mockers moved to the front yard for a second brood, but have been gone all winter.

Another somewhat rare bird for Oklahoma from my trip to the Wichita Mountains last week. Canyon Wren.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 5, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #8995460

Thanks Duc and Red for your feedback. Especially Red's tips on training BBs to come in the garden at meal time. Red my BBs are so shy, but the mockers are so bold. I'm trying to offer BBs meallies but currently the Carolina Wrens are the lucky benefactors of the offering while the mockers busy chasing the BBs away.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #8995814

WOO HOO Lily Love. Look at that Magnolia about to bloom.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #8995977

I had written comments for everyone, and lost it all. A great assortement, you have all shared, and very nice too.
Mrs-Ed,Your Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is very lovely, a great bird to start off with.

A Mourning Dove from my bathroom window.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #8995987

More Goldfinches have showed up, latelly.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #8995999

And this Starlings is checking to see if I'm still there, with my camera.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2012
6:07 PM

Post #8996004

Would it help, if I had a picture showing the Starling? lol

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 5, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #8996013

Burn, I don't like it when I type a long post then puffs! It vanishes. Hah that Starling looks really inquisitive. I hope Gold finches will stay here for a while. Those doves are fun to have around too.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 5, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #8996019

Yes Mrs. Ed. Magnolias 'fixin' to bloom down here. These particular one belongs to neighbor...where the couple keep dozens of hummingbirds at a time. No wonder I only get a smaller share of 'em (hummers) in the garden during Summer. lol

Here is another pix of the "King of the jungle" on their Mag. lol

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #8996523

Look at which of my woodpeckers decided to come near the feeder this morning. He was on the move and didn't stay long however. A pretty male Yellow-bellied Wp.

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reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 6, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #8996665

Good shots of the towee and blackbird, duc. burn, the goldfinches are a winter pleasure here. I have 40-50 daily.

lily, my YB sapsucker is now hawk poop thanks to this guy. Can't say I'll miss him much. I saw the sapscuker on a holly yesterday and was walking toward the door to run him off. He jumped down into the grass and took a couple of hops when this guy picked him up. No camera of course, but the Red-shouldered Hawks are spending time down on the creek. I need to walk it and see if I can spot a nest.

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mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 6, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #8996749

Had a big flock of Cedar Waxwings come thru today.

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mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 6, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #8996751

They were not interested in the birdfeed, but the fountain. I have seen two of these birds a few years ago - this year they came in a large flock.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #8996781

What's a delight to see those Cedar Waxwings in large flock, congrats mrw31.
mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 6, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #8996831

I was thrilled -- in this shot you can see they must have gotten wind of me. Crests are up.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #8996864

Those are awesome birds, a flock passed by here roughly a week pass. I too was thrilled to see them. I didn't get to see them in guarding pose. Neat birds.

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mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 6, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #8996870

They are eating berries in your shot -- judging from the residue on the ground, they were eating berries in my tree, too. Its seems too early, but this must mean spring is on it's way.
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #8997049

Nice pictures folks.

Here is a shot taken through a window screen. This is a "few" of the finch waiting their turn at the feeders which were currently occupied by their kin. LOL

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #8997104

Bird tongue, dirty feeder!! LOL

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #8997107

Holy Cow, I just saw that we can upload 5 images at a time now.

Pine Siskin and Bald Eagle from the other day.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #8997159

[quote="Mrs_Ed"]Holy Cow, I just saw that we can upload 5 images at a time now. [/quote]


About time...YAY!!!!!

Neat pics too!
mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 6, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #8997176

Goldfinches at the fountain. Sorry for the copy -- can't figure out how to remove it without redoing the postng.

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mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 6, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #8997179

Orange crowned warbler at the fountain.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 6, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #8997396

Nice shots, everyone.

I went down the river early this morning searching for nankeen Night Herons, which I believe are in the area. No sign of them. I did see some other birds, including Pacific Black Ducks and Little Black Cormorants.

Then, guess who comes along and lands on the top of a pole at the end of the jetty, but one of the Osprey juveniles. I thought I might have seen it fishing, but it was eventually chased off by two Magpie Larks.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 6, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #8997401

There were several White-faced Heron there as well. I've included the third image to show the nictitating membrane across the eye.

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mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 6, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #8997435

Great shots -- love number 2 in the 2nd series. So clear and clean -- I need a new camera.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 6, 2012
8:16 PM

Post #8997441

Great shots everyone!!!

Margaret, Love that White-faced Heron! Your shots of it are awesome!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 6, 2012
11:28 PM

Post #8997528

Thanks, mrw31 & pelle. It was a cooperative subject.

I was just going through my shots from this morning and found this one. There was a fair bit of chasing going on, but this is the only one I managed to capture.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2012
4:56 AM

Post #8997604

Oh my gosh Margaret. These are wonderful. How great that one of the kids came by while you were there. Love the reflected shot.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #8997617

Awesome series there Margaret, I was wondering too if the Osprey could be little Harry? Glad you've mentioned of the nictitating membrane on the bird's eye. The last pix showing the 2 chasing one another is sweet, as if they were playing chase.

Oh Mrs. Ed. Thanks for the head up on the up loading pix. I tried yesterday, I loaded 4 pics. but didn't have any written message. The program rejected my photos then, so I gave up and went to bed. lol.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #8997677

Wonderful thread everyone and Mrs. Ed thanks for the great start. I love those Yellow-bellied Woodpeckers but they have been scarce in our area!

This is exciting to see that we can now post multiple images...wow!!
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

February 7, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #8997891

heard a hawk while coming back from the store and rushed in and got the trusty camera, got quite a few shots just in case any were good. This was one of the best so far, the branches were in the way, I will ask if anyone can do anything to this to make it more clearer so I can see what kind of hawk this is. He sat in the tree for quite a while and let me just click away and then he decided that was enough and flew away.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #8997922

[quote="pelletory"]Great shots everyone!!!

Margaret, Love that White-faced Heron! Your shots of it are awesome![/quote]


Great series of shots!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #8998066

Wow, I missed a couple days and so many wonderful pictures. Great job everyone!

I was only going to post one picture of this red-winged blackbird but more is great...

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #8998070

Well, sorry for the double shot in that last one. It was supposed to be this photo.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #8998072

Maybe I'd better quit! Sorry again for the mixup.

Here's one of three house finches.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #8998074

Another House Finch. They seem to have doubled this past week.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #8998078

Duc, may I ask if you've peanut butter within the log's crevices? Those fellas and gals too seem to be very happy. lol
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 7, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #8998103

Wonderful shots duc!

I had a nice opportunity with a Carolina Chickadee sitting in my apple tree singing. They are such sweet birds!

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #8998141

Yes Lily, the crevices were already there. On the taller log my husband drilled holes for the peanut butter/seed mix and smaller holes for the perches (we then put small sticks in there).

Pelle, beautiful photos! I could almost hear the singing.
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #8998150

LOL Duc. Been there, done that!!

Pelle, love the shots of the Dee and it has an eye and everything!! LOL

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #8998232

We had this Northern Flicker stop by one day last week...only got the one shot of him before he took off!

The group of 3 Mourning Doves was rather odd looking...like a singing group or something...maybe models! lol

Last shot is our resident Song Sparrow. It has been coming very regularly. I heard it singing this morning!

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #8998589

Like your choir of Mourning Doves, nanny.

Beautiful shots, as always, due.

Your little Chickadee is so cute, Pelle. Lovely sharp images.

A Silver Gull from down at the harbour this morning. (Thanks, Resin, I don't know where my head was)

Kim, I don't think the osprey was Harry. I thought it was Big Hook until I saw the white edging to the wing feathers, so I think it's a juvenile female. It was a big bird.

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Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #8998889

WOW! Great photos everyone ! Nice to see the birds with bright colors. Everything in Ohio is grey right now. I had to get rid of all my sunflower seeds. I am allergic to sunflower in every form. I bought safflower seeds and millet. Hopefully, the birds will get used to the change and still come to my feeders.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #8998922

Countrymom, hope it works out for you and that winter soon change into spring. Lovely series of the dees Pelle. Nice in flight shot of the Tern Margaret. Nan, I enjoyed your trio shots, and the trio Doves as well.
reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 8, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #8999016

A robin on the creek. We have a few in the neighborhood, but I see flocks numbering in the thousands morning and evening.

HDR from a single RAW.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 8, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #8999058

Nanny, cute photos of your flicker, doves and sparrow.

Margaret, pretty tern shot.

Countrymom, so sorry to hear about that allergy. Hope the other seeds work for your birds.

Red, such a beautiful photo of the robin.

The hawks are still pestering my birds. Here's the sharp-shinned.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 8, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #8999060

I think this is a house finch.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 8, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #8999065

A dark-eyed junco.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 8, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #8999068

a ruby-crowned kinglet and a white-crowned sparrow.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2012
8:29 AM

Post #8999070

Pretty Robin Red. Duc, nice series of your hawk, house finch and the junco. My Cedar Waxwings are back, this time there is a big flock of them. Like Burn has mentioned before they go where there are water, and the berries of course. Here is a close up of one.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #8999071

Just love that RC-Kinglet, Duc.
reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 8, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #8999232

Nice waxwing, Lily. I haven't had any in the yard this fall or winter, saw a few in the Wichitas last week.

duc, Amazing how different your juncos look from the ones here. I have some dark ones and some slate-colored. I never have kinglets nearby.

But, I do have the bluebirds every day. Recent shots of Mama and Daddy.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2012
11:27 AM

Post #8999292

Some shots from a snowy day in PA.

Female Cardinal sitting on edge of dust box (which, hopefully, the local cat has not used as a litter box).
Male Cardinal and a Carolina Wren dining in the snow.
Female Cardinal enjoying some BOSS.
Downy stocking up on suet.
Titmouse at the peanuts--his favorite place.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2012
7:54 PM

Post #8999868

Oh wow, lots of great photos. Glad to see the new addition of 5 pics at once.

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mrw31
Metairie, LA

February 8, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #8999922

Beautiful pictures. The Cedar Waxwings hung around my place for a couple of days and are gone. My goldfinches have moved on as well. Seems too early yet.

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9000029

Wow, this thread is so beautiful! Love all the great series of shots! Chickadees and Red-winged Blackbirds really look great that way.
Margaret, your birds look great in a series too.
Red, that red-shouldered shot is beautiful! I'd be upset if it ate a sapsucker though. That's what white-winged doves and house sparrows are for -- hawk food.
OK, can't compliment everyone, but really awesome! Love all the colorful little birds, the great close-ups and all the eagles!

I'm doing a duck/goose series! An ugly Muscovy, some pretty Egyptian Geese and a Ring-necked Duck.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2012
5:11 AM

Post #9000078

[quote="MargaretK"]A Crested Tern from down at the harbour this morning.[/quote]

Silver Gull ;-)

Resin
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9000139

Flicker from yesterday. This is the body that sports the tail previously posted on the really bad pictures.

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reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 9, 2012
6:11 AM

Post #9000146

The cardinals are beautiful in the snow and the ducks interesting, even the Muscovy. :-) Ice and snow in the forecast for this w/e, think I'm booking a hotel in the Rio Grande Valley in a bit and flying south to see some new birds for me.

A White-breasted nuthatch from the other day in the Wichitas. A Sage Thrasher has been seen recently on top of Mt. Scott, I went up at the end of the day and had no luck finding it. But, I did see a beautiful sunset.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9000286

This little cutie stopped by in the snow yesterday.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9000443

Another of the cutie.

Female Cardinal in the snow.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9000622

Love that pics. Red. Awww, GrannyGrunt, the Cardinal in the snow is priceless! Love those cuties Wrens too.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9000632

I tried to upload some of these pics. the other day, but perhaps the pics. are too large they won't accept them more than one at a time? Great Blue Herons.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9000731

Lily, glad the waxwings have returned-great photo. Nice one of the herons too.

Red, beautiful photos of mom and dad bb. Beautiful sunset photo-wow.

Granny, love your pretty birds too, especially that wren and the cardinals.

Burn great shots. I wish I could get our three starlings to come to a feeder.

Elphaba, also great photos. I love with the Egyptian Geese.

The lesser goldfinches were here yesterday to bathe and look pretty for a photo.





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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9000733

Of course the red-tailed hawks also arrived to sit and watch all the birds. Luckily I haven't seen them capture any of my birds.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #9000734

Here's a bewick's wren that's always begging for food.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9000818

Wonderful pictures folks.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9000821

Oooops, I was admiring your water fowls Elphy and forgot to tell how much I've enjoyed them. Whoa, Duc, those Hawks are just about every where I looked lately, especially while I'm driving. I need to stop bird watching while I'm behind the wheels! So thank you for the photos. Those Lesser Goldfinches are so so cute. And the Bewick's Wren, I guess it's like my Carolina wrens, always begging for food. In my case it's the meallies that they demand. lol Oh the Waxwings, looks as if the two I saw earlier were scouts. They brought back a small flock later to feast on the Hollies berries. I'm so tickled that I saw so many of them this Winter.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9000828

I think I may have a Savanah Sparrow in the garden. Look at the sizes difference b/w the Goldfinch and the sparrow!

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 9, 2012
8:24 PM

Post #9001212

Beautiful shots, everyone. Elphaba, I love the Muscovy. The Egyptian Geese look like Uncle Festus. Gorgeous Flicker, GG.

1, 2 & 3 Silver Gull
4 Crested Tern :)

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #9001414

Beautiful shots Margaret. Sure am glad you posted the Silver Gull looking at its feet. When in flight they disappear. LOL

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9001477

[quote="Lily_love"]I think I may have a Savanah Sparrow in the garden. Look at the sizes difference b/w the Goldfinch and the sparrow![/quote]

White-throated Sparrow - spot the white throat!

Resin
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

February 10, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9001635

Gonna try the multiple pictures, 1. is a female Cardinal and 2 and 3 are a Northern Flicker eating on the upside feeder and then flying away, I think I did a pretty good job of catching him just as he flew. I like this multiple pictures feature, I think it was just a MAHVELOUS thing to do.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9001653

That's marvelous quick hands you've got! Congrats teddy for successfully attracted the flickers to the feeder. I've many of the flickers, but rarely if ever have they come to ours. Great job!

Resin thank you for correcting the sparrow identity. White-troated sparrow it's!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 10, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9001763

Great shots everyone! It's so nice to see birds from all over the world.

Today I had some Tufted Titmouse eating and singing in the yard!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9001772

Sweet images of the cuties T.T. Pelle.

I've got a male Northern Flicker;

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 10, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #9002080

Lily, enjoy the waxwings. They sure cleared out the berries here quickly. Glad you got a flicker too.

Margaret, beautiful photos of the tern and gulls.

Teddy, nice shot of your colorful flicker.

Pelle, love your titmouse shots.

Now I've got two red-winged blackbirds coming for peanut butter and seeds. Here's a female and a male (wish he had more red on the wings but all I got to see was a dot of red when he turned)

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 10, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9002088

I'm seeing a male and a female Spotted Towhee at the seed feeders now. Hopefully I'll enjoy another young one in spring.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9002133

Pretty shots of the Redwinged Blackbirds and the Spotted Towhees Duc. Our Eastern Towhees are rather shy, I rarely see them coming out to mingle with others at the feed station. My Carolina Wren really enjoys the meallies that I've set out for Blue Birds.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9002138

While the other wren prefers the suet feeder.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9002226

Tufted Titmouse and Dark-eyed Junco.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2012
7:56 AM

Post #9002715

Lily, love that cage you have for the mealies. Cute wrens. I've noticed mine sure eat a bunch of food and it looks like yours do too.

Granny, sweet titmouse and junco.

This Bald Eagle spent most of the day sitting on "their" tree and just watching the ducks on the lake.
Also one of my House Finches.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9002717

A Red-tailed Hawk and a Dark-eyed Junco.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9002745

Very nice pics. there Duc.
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9002814

Excellent pictures Duc. Cannot pick a fav. LOL

A Downy and a Flicker.

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9002912

Lily & Duc...lovely photos from the both of you!!

Pelle...cute TT! Ours have been enjoying the nice warmer mornings and and lots of singing here. Today is not so nice...windchills in the in the 2 below zero range!

Nice ones of your woodpeckers GG!!!!

A few photos from the last week. First up is a Female Pileated Woodpecker at the first of the week followed by a male Pileated who was here yesterday.

Also from yesterday a Carolina Chickadee and a Downy Woodpecker sharing the suet feeder and the a Hairy Woodpecker. It has come the last couple days but does not stay long...so no real good photo of him!

Last is a peekaboo shot of a crow thru the fence out at the pan eating corn. I had just been throwing the corn out in my garden area. But last week I looked out the window at about 5:30 pm and saw 4 deer out in my garden area!! So I decided I better go back to using the pan and bring it in each night. Saw raccoon tracks this morning in the area where I sit the pan. :)

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9003009

Granny, cute downy and nice shot of the flicker showing off his red crescent.

Nanny, I'm drooling over the pileated photos, but they're all really cute. That downy and the dee is sweet.
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9003078

Wonderful shots Nanny. Love all of the Pileateds!!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 11, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9003275

What gorgeous birds, everyone. Pelle and GG, I just love the Tufted Titmouse. They have to be the cutest of all birds with those big eyes and the extravagant coif.

Duc, how blessed are you to have Bald Eagles sitting outside your house watching the world go by. Amazing.

Nanny you used to be the Warbler Queen. I think your new title must be Countess of the Woodpeckers. Love that Pileated.

Good for you catching the Flicker in flight, teddy.

Kim, your Carolina Wren is so sweet..

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9003340

Thanks all. Love that Pileated Nan, and queen of both the Warblers and Woodpeckers, lol. Love your pics. too duc. GG, I've the Northern Flickers here. But yours looks so, so fine. Here I've male Northern Cardinal and a Downy wp.

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9003788

That is a neat shot of the Cardinal Lily. My Flickers are frozen this morning. Just came in from trying to get a few shots, but hands nearly froze.

Two fun shots from yesterday, members of the Skunk Hollow Gang--two forward lookouts, Louie watching the rear.

Second shot, Louie says all clear in the rear--all together now--LET'S WIPE OUT THE SUET!!

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9003800

GG, I don't get to see the Starlings in flock here at any giving time. But always have been very fond of the colorful birds. Such fun shots of the Skunk Hollow Gang. LOL

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9003847

Beautiful shots everyone!
Very jealous of the titmouse at your feeders! Nice shots Pelle and Granny!
Also, totally jealous of the Spotted Towhee Duc. That's one I'm really trying hard to see. Call sounds like the beginning of Beethoven's 5th, so I'm listening for that all the time! Love the variety that you get and am amazed that all your shots are so perfect!
Love the Pileateds Nanny. I would love to have a racoon in the yard! Highly unlikely for me, but glad you're enjoying all your great wildlife.
Lily, you've got some cuties.
Great Flicker shots too everyone. Wish they'd come to my feeders.

This series is called "almost got it." Lighting was not perfect and so neither are the pics, but the subjects wowed me! A White-tailed Kite, an Osprey eating a fish that was still wiggling, and a mystery hawk that's probably just a dark red-tail although white bill surprised me.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9003869

Nice "almost got it" series Elphy. The Kite is one of my wanna see birds! I have yet found one Osprey this year. Ooooh not so with the Hawks, there were too many of them. I filmed an Eagle yesterday from the back yard. cropped this pix to share.

The second shot is a fun one. I need a caption that states "Follow me to the buffet over here" said the American Coot to the flock of Pekin ducks.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9003896

Lily, nice shots of the cardinal and downy. Glad you're seeing the eagles too. Pretty duck group.

Granny, love your gang photos-so cute the way they keep watch.

Ellphaba, I'd be happy with that photo of the kite. Haven't yet seen one of them or the osprey here and they're overdo.

Speaking of ducks, here's one of many ruddy ducks on our lake.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9003898

And a Canada goose enjoying a swim.

We had a beautiful rainbow behind this feeder but of course the birds didn't show up until it was almost gone.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9003901

Such great timing with that "almost" rainbow shot and Duc, have you noticed the Dove's eye-shadow picks up the rainbow color? LOL
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9003984

Beautiful shots Duc. Nice to see a rainbow too.

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9004008

Nice ones Duc. Love that Ruddy Duck shot. BTW, if you'd taken that kite shot, you would be happpy with it b/c it would be crystal clear -- and it would be in some beautiful natural setting with a rainbow behind it! It was gorgeous though and one of 4 that I saw yesterday, and like you, I hadn't seen any in a while, so I was pretty excited.

Lily, how cool to have an eagle in your backyard. Just great!

Margaret, forgot to tell you how amazing your gull shots were. Very nice group.

Here's a group shot of 2 White Ibis, one Little Blue Heron, 2 Great Blue Herons hiding their heads and some Gadwall, and a photo of a Harris' Sparrow. .

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Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
10:06 AM

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