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Old 04-02-2007, 06:07 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I wish I could help more, but I don't have time to send you photos of all of the yellow birds.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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A male and female cardinal in the feeder this morning. It is snowing, and my guess is they want to get out of the weather. Am sure they are confused, was so beautiful yesterday, and they usually prefer to stay in the large trees just off my patio.
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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The cardinals have set up camp near my feeder too.

The great crested flycatchers arrived a few days ago and the phoebes have left. If you see them up there, tell them I miss them.

I need to find something that the crows will like again. They're very picky eaters and turned up their noses at the leftover rice I threw out yesterday. Who would think?
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Default Hand Feeding Hummingbirds

I received an email today and thought it was so cute, so I'm going to share it with you other bird lovers. Enjoy the attached photos.

This is something I have never seen before, or ever even heard of. This lady lives in a Hummingbird fly zone. As they migrated, about 20 of them were in her yard. Just for a lark, she took the little red dish and filled it with sugar water and this is the result.
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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It's amazing. You really see how beautiful these little guys are. Really nice photos BTW.

I have sparrows, finches, nut hatches, starlings, blackbirds, thrushes and Blue **** at my feeder at the moment. Had a hawk the other day zoom right on in. Awesome sight, although I don't think the birds at the feeder thought so!
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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Truly amazine pics of those cute little guys! I only rarely can get one to come up to my sugar water feeder.

Last spring had doves coming in! They always travel in pairs, and especially enjoyed them. Saw some chicadees, wrens, lots of robins and blue jays too. The bluejays very agressive and large, and tend to scare the others away. I don't like the crows either.

Look forward to the cold weather being done, so can really enjoy them all again this Spring.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: on an island
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It's almost a cliche` to call hummingbirds little jewels, but that's exactly what they look like. Those photos are great.
I still am seeing many birds which I cannot identify, which drives me crazy after being so familiar with the birdlife in Colorado--yet I enjoy the challenge.
A neighbor has a large lot with huge trees, and every time I walk by I see bluebirds which must be nesting there. They are so pretty, as are the cardinals.
The mockingbirds sing so sweetly, which *somewhat* takes the aggravation out of hearing it at 3am.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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I can identify my regular guests but have a newcomer to the dinner crowd.

Shape of a sparrow and basic coloring of one but considerably larger, intense markings in yellow, white, dark brown/black on the head, a little white ruffle on the throat. Seems to prefer to feed off the ground feeder.

We named him Mr Samurai because of his dancy helmet looking markings and ruffle.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I get a lot of pleasure reading my field guides to birds. I have three or four. You might want to treat yourself to one, too.

Cil and I talked about one earlier in this thread.

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Old 04-12-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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Ellie I have two bird books but cannot find the little feathered guest . He has turned into a regular but so far I have not seen his mate.
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