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irishsoul
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2007
12:32 PM

Post #4007598

We have a new bird in the area, actually 4 of them. Not real sure what they are, but they just showed up this morning. Sorry for the bad pictures, but I took them from a distance.

They seem to like to run and chase each other and they peck at the seeds to open them instead of just eating them.

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irishsoul
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2007
12:33 PM

Post #4007601

Here is a picture of them from the back.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 23, 2007
1:35 PM

Post #4007801

Looks like a Brown Thrasher.
irishsoul
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2007
1:48 PM

Post #4007827

I suspected, but wasn't really sure. Thank you for your response.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 23, 2007
1:50 PM

Post #4007833

You're welcome. They are lovely birds, wish I saw them more often.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2007
4:11 PM

Post #4008274

Agree with Brown Thrasher

Resin
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2007
5:48 PM

Post #4008588

As a kid in Maryland, I used to see these everyday. I've heard them a few times since, but haven't seen one in fifteen years. They're one of the best song birds! I miss them a lot.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2007
5:57 PM

Post #4008629

Being ground-feeding birds, they're at high risk from predators like cats - give them safe cat-free feeding areas, and areas of dense thorny scrub / ground cover that they can hide and nest in.

Resin
irishsoul
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2007
6:40 PM

Post #4008785

We have a 6' fence all the way around the property, so it is very protected. Once a cat jumped/climbed over the fence and the Mocking Birds pecked the heck out of it. Haven't seen that cat since.

You are so right about their song. They started about 6:30 AM today, what a wonderful way to wake up.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 23, 2007
8:12 PM

Post #4009045

Congratulations on the new bird irishsoul!!
irishsoul
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2007
11:41 PM

Post #4009641

We should be seeing more and more now since it is fall. I'll post when I spot them.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 23, 2007
11:55 PM

Post #4009677

I'm awaiting the time also when I can sit outside in cooler weather and watch the birds. It has been a LONG, HOT summer! A couple more weeks and we should start having nicer days.
irishsoul
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2007
3:40 PM

Post #4011735

Not long now, thank goodness. It is lovely when it gets into the 70's

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2007
7:40 PM

Post #4012628

They come here to nest, so we were able to enjoy 2 pair this summer. Their stay here is way to short!!
irishsoul
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2007
10:18 PM

Post #4013140

I hope they stay for a long time. Their song is beautiful.

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