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At first glance you might think that last one was a slow moving thread, since it ran for 13 days. However, we packed a lot into those 129 posts. For those who might be interested, I counted 216 individual pictures posted, and 53 comments that contained no pictures. In any event, there are a lot of outstanding shots in there, so if you missed part of it, it would be well worth your time to review it.
[quote="2dCousinDave"]At first glance you might think that last one was a slow moving thread, since it ran for 13 days. However, we packed a lot into those 129 posts. For those who might be interested, I counted 216 individual pictures posted, and 53 comments that contained no pictures. [/quote]
Of course with up to 5 pics per post now, there will be fewer posts per day, than when each pic needed a new post. Maybe the turnover to the next thread could be stepped up a bit to compensate, say every 80 posts?
several pics today, I hope you like them 1.is a house finch eating the apple that my hubby put out,2.a Robin letting me get that close, I did not have to zoom,3.woodpecker working above a very big hole.
Nice pics everyone. Dave, I wish I could get some wrens around the house permanently, just have a single one off and on. We've had 3 female scaup on the big pond for a few weeks. Now have 8 including 4 males. A pic of one of the males.
Great bird pics on this thread! Thanks Dave for a the new thread.
This Copper's Hawk was on the watch from the neighbor's tree, across the street. Wish I could have taken a closer shot of it, because there were no branches blocking the bird.
The Downy WP is showing up more often, during the day.
And the Hairy WP has been a regular all winter.
Get more and more Goldfinches at the feeders.
The pic of the Crow was taken in January.
Different site. Different day. First, the Nankeen Night Heron. This was all I could get of him in the frame. I needed to sit on a little jetty and lean forward to get even this much. It was in deep shadow.
Then the White-faced Heron who was still sleeping on a boat ramp when I arrived at the spot. As the sun slid slowly down the sky, he sparked up and spent at least half an hour preening.
It was unbelievably windy and these Rainbow Lorikeets were having a ball hanging on in the tree tops. These are their true colours, intensified by the late afternoon light.
Sorry I've been away for so long...just getting back in the swing of it all here again. Missed everyone!
LOVE everyone's pics!!! :)
We've had a Common Redpoll here for about a month now...don't know if it's the same one as our 1st one last year...could be...both females! I took a pic of her last year on 3/7/11 and on 2/2/12. This pic was taken yesterday...bless her heart!
Sightings here in Nebraska for these arctic tundra/boreal forest breeding birds are not common...even in winter...
Nothing grand here just the usual...Pileated, Red-bellied, Common Grackle(more of those all the time!) and a Carolina Chickadee. I have switched from BOSS to the larger grey striped sunflower seeds after reading an article that said HOSP don't like them as well and it does seem to have cut the numbers down some.
I'd take a few of those WP too, Nanny, and a few of Duc. ;) And some of Margaret's birds too. All great!
Susanlouise, I love you little Redpoll.
Great Shoveler shots, Red, in another month, I should start seeing them around here, too. I have not seen a Grebe yet.
GG, start warming up that broom of your, cause I saw a Purple finch at the feeder, last week.
Susanlouise, your redpoll is a pretty one. Congrats on the return.
Red, great shoveler shots.
Nanny, "nothing grand here"-Please! I love the pileated and red-bellied. The grackles are so pretty and the dees-wow.
Burn, your jay and wp shots are beautiful too.
My birds are beginning to arrive in pairs now- Brewer's Blackbirds, House Finches. Of course there's still the male and female Nuttall's wps, but each time the end up on the same log, the male shooes the female away before I can get the pic.
The darn caption site I go to isn't working...I was going to add a caption to this one...
Now tell me, how often do you see a Hawk take a nap on a birdbath...aye? After it's Mourning Dove feast just earlier...with the evidence of a zillion feathers all over our back yard. This hawk napped for about an hour...bless it's heart :)
Great pics Granny...anyday now we should start seeing the huge flocks of RWBB's return...can't wait! Not thrilled with the fellow Grackles though...HA!
this afternoon I saw a flock of over 500 Snow Geese heading north...it's that time of year again...WOOT! Gotta love it :)
Thank you Dave for starting one terrific thread. And all the fantastic contributions from everyone else. I'm so far behind, so can't possibly address everyone. Just wanted to share, how thrilled I was to see this lovely bird once again since last year. At first I couldn't decide ... 1st I suspected Pheobe, but the pretty didn't flip its tail upon landing. Too small to be Eastern Kingbird. Then, I remember, Great Creasted Flycatcher! Such pretty bird.
Oh, SusanLouse, it's nice to see you're back on the forum.
[quote="Lily_love"]BCH, cute cardinal. Resin, by "early". Do you mean an juvie Empidonax. The bird has moved on after the storm we had last night. If indeed, an Empidonax, I've a lifer. [/quote]
Sorry, 'early' means arriving earlier in the spring than most do. If you normally expect a summer migrant to arrive around 10 March, and one arrives on 3 March, it's an early arrival. And it's the one that gets the worm ;-)
Edit - took another look at the pics in better light, and I'm fairly certain now it's an Eastern Phoebe.
Ditto, thanks. Early it's. Since I don't have any previous data to compare. But with the yoyo weather we've had, there is report Mourning Doves laying eggs in Feb. which was way early for the schedule.
SusanLouise, great photos of the hawk. I've not seen one in a bath either. Sorry for the dove.
Granny, I love those cardinals-such pretty colors on both the male and female.
Lily, your bird sure looks pretty in your tree.
BCH, glad your cardinal is back. She sure is pretty.
I have a second house finch with some leucistic coloring. This slate-colored junco looked cute trying to stay on the perch in the wind. I think it heard me laughing because it jumped to another branch and gave me "the look".