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by Triss on April 14, 2006 07:45 AM
I moved my seed feeder to the weeping birch in front of my window because the birds were not hitting it where it was.

This is my first visitor. Not sure what he is, but very pretty!

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And a view from the side to see his markings better. It is a little blurry though.
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by Thornius on April 14, 2006 08:38 AM
Triss, You have a Black-Capped Chickadee.

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by Triss on April 14, 2006 09:02 AM
Thanks Thorny, I knew you would come through for me. I have had about a dozen of them since I moved the feeder. It is a lot of fun to watch them eating.

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by plants 'n pots on April 14, 2006 10:29 AM
Triss - very soon you will be able to pick up their song...

chicka-dee-dee-dee

accent on the first dee

They also can become very tame and eat out of your hands - we fed them when we cross country skied up at Lake Tahoe, and the ones here are almost at that point of trusting me.

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by Thornius on April 14, 2006 10:40 AM
I have about 5 Chickadees that use my feeders, but mine are a different sub-species called the Carolina Chickadee. They are smaller than the Black Capped Chickadee and the Black-Capped have a deeper, huskier voice, but otherwise the two species are almost identicaL.

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by Triss on April 14, 2006 12:52 PM
Very cool. Will have to listen for them tomorrow. I am just happy they like the new position of the feeder.

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by Momma D on April 14, 2006 08:11 PM
Does anyone know why the pics I put on of the blue birds are gone? What's up with photo bucket? I'll try and put a couple more pics of the blue birds on here - Lin

OK, can't seem to be able to do it - can anyone help me - I have my albums in image station but can't figure out how to upload just a pic so it shows up in the thread - Lin [dunno] [dunno]

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by afgreyparrot on April 14, 2006 08:50 PM
Are you talking about these pictures?
Blue Bird Pictures

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by Momma D on April 14, 2006 08:56 PM
Yes, how come they are there now but last night when I tried to show my husband, it said "oops" and they were not there. I am usually pretty good at this stuff. Thank you for your response, Lin

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by afgreyparrot on April 14, 2006 09:05 PM
Photobucket must have been down last night for some reason.
That doesn't happen very often.

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by Momma D on April 14, 2006 09:24 PM
thank you, I thought they were just gone! I appreciate your help. Just for that, here's another pretty pic - (do people get tired of all these pics, please tell me if I need to stop)! This is an egret in my backyard. Lin
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by afgreyparrot on April 14, 2006 09:40 PM
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do people get tired of all these pics
No! [Big Grin] The topic is "Bird Pictures", so post away! [grin]

That egret picture reminded me of a question I have, and maybe you know the answer to it since you know about birds and live in Florida.

I used to go to Florida a lot, and always stopped at a restaurant on I-75 that had some woods beside the parking lot. The trees were filled with huge bird nests, and the birds in the nest were gigantic white birds. Every tree had several nests in it, full of these birds.

Do you have any idea what they were?

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by plants 'n pots on April 14, 2006 11:30 PM
Love all your pictures, Lin!

Photobucket was indeed down for a bit last night.

Someone was mentioning that some of my kitties in my signature line were not showing then too.

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by Momma D on April 15, 2006 12:13 AM
OK, you asked for it! Thank you for such a nice response. As for the birds on I-75. I live up in NW FL and have not done much birding that direction however, my first guess would be that the birds were osprey. They are a bird of prey and would probably have had their nest more near water, they are more shaped like an eagle type bird. They very well could have been the egret in my picture. They roost very high up in tree tops and there are usually a lot of them, more than one nest. That must have been a pretty fun sighting. We also have white ibis which are pretty big I am not too familiar with their nesting habits. Here are a few pics, one of the osprey in my backyard, (not good and clear but OK) and a real bad pic of the osprey pulling a fish out of the lake behind my house.

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by Momma D on April 15, 2006 12:15 AM
Sorry, I have to remember to reduce these pics, they are kind of rediculous. [nutz] [nutz]

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by Triss on April 15, 2006 12:24 AM
Beautiful pics MommaD. The sizes are good too! Don't stop posting them cuz we love to see them all.

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by Thornius on April 15, 2006 01:03 AM
Cindy, your birds on I-75 are probably Great Egrets, the same bird on Momma D's photo.

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by loz on April 15, 2006 02:58 AM
Looky, Mark was up fixing the gutter and he came across a mourning dove in its nest.....It must be from the pair that's always in my yard! [thumb]

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by Thornius on April 15, 2006 12:19 PM
Many people overlook the sheer beauty of black birds because at a glance they are.....well.....just......BLACK! [Big Grin] But if you take the time to really look the beauty of black birds can be startling......

COMMON GRACKLE 01
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COMMON GRACKLE (Spooky)
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by plants 'n pots on April 15, 2006 12:32 PM
I know they are irredescent, Thorny!

But... that does not redeem their OBNOXIOUS BEHAVIOR!!! [Razz] [Razz] [Razz] [Razz] [Razz]

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by Triss on April 15, 2006 12:50 PM
That is an awesome shot Loz. Did Mark take that for you?

Great pics too Thorny, I love the looks of those birds!

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by loz on April 15, 2006 06:09 PM
Yep Mark took it!!! He had the 30 ft ladder up, and came down to tell me about his find so I sent him back up with the camera! [thumb]

BTW, I actually don't mind the Grackles too much....I figure they have to eat too....& I think their being irredescent is pretty cool! They actually don't bother too much around here....there are lots of them but they just don't get into my stuff often. Now the Starlings on the other hand.... [Roll Eyes]
by Thornius on April 15, 2006 10:10 PM
Starlings are irridescent, too. They are pestersome but comical. The Grackles come here to drink and bathe, but eat only their fair share. I don't find them obnoxious at all.

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by Thornius on April 18, 2006 04:52 AM
Easter Sunday morning, as I stepped out on my porch, I was greeted by the traditional Easter bird, the Turkey Vulture! [grin] It was wonderful to see such an appropiate symbol of the Holiday flying over the roof of my house (guess I need to finally wash my socks).

Happy Easter to All in the House Below Me
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by Momma D on April 18, 2006 09:05 PM
Hope everyone had a nice holiday - I had a new yard bird yesterday. This beautiful blue grossbeak decided to take a break right where I could see and enjoy him - I was thankful, I certainly enjoyed him.

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by morninglori on April 19, 2006 12:15 AM
Look at our new wren family? Can you hear them..."food, we need food"

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by loz on April 19, 2006 12:17 AM
What a neat picture! [thumb]
by Triss on April 19, 2006 02:18 AM
That is too cool. Is that nest in one of your planters?

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by Thornius on April 19, 2006 02:49 AM
I love baby Wrens.

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by Wrennie on April 20, 2006 07:44 PM
I love the ger-wren-ium picture.
Is the planter hanging or up high? i'd be afraid of a kitty getting to them down low. [scaredy]

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by Momma D on April 20, 2006 10:07 PM
Nothing like a nice geranium planter to call the wrens. Mine was out for two days and there was already a complete nest in it. I love the picture. [thumb]

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by Starla in GA on April 27, 2006 06:30 AM
by plants 'n pots on April 27, 2006 07:27 AM
Great pictures - thanks for sharing them!

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by Triss on April 27, 2006 01:22 PM
Great pics Starla!

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by loz on April 27, 2006 02:06 PM
Love the pictures! [muggs]
by Thornius on April 27, 2006 03:04 PM
Male House Finches, American Goldfinches, and Mourning Doves. Good Job!

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by Budman on April 28, 2006 05:54 AM
Momma D that picture of the Osprey catching the fish out of water is awesome!! That definitely must be heaven!
by Momma D on April 29, 2006 09:44 AM
Thanks Budman - I wish it was more clear but it's still pretty good!! I appreciate your comment.

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by jonni13 on May 01, 2006 05:46 AM
Had a baby Great Horned Owl leave the nest a little early yesterday. He got stuck in a fence and nicked his face up a little. But mom and dad have him back again and he's doing good.
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by jonni13 on May 04, 2006 03:27 AM
Here is the owl on Saturday after he was extracted from the fence he was stuck in.

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by plants 'n pots on May 04, 2006 03:31 AM
WOW! Fantastic pictures of what must have been a great experience!

Have you seen him lately?

Thanks for sharing these pictures, Tina!

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by jonni13 on May 04, 2006 03:32 AM
And posing for a portrait.
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I am happy to report that mom and dad are taking excellant care of him. He can be seen most evenings out on a branch doing aerobic exercises to strengthen his wings. He flaps and raises the branch he is clutching several inches. I don't know if he does that all night. We don't keep the same hours.

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by Triss on May 04, 2006 06:58 AM
Happy to hear the update Tina. Glad that lil guy is doing fine.

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by melcon6 on May 07, 2006 02:23 PM
I've seen this little guy hanging out off/on for a couple of years and finally today I had my camera [grin]

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Is it a kingfisher???

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by Thornius on May 08, 2006 08:37 AM
That IS a Kingfisher! A Belted Kingfisher.Good Job [grin] . They NEVER sit still long enough and close enough to a person to get a GOOD picture. They are REALLY cool birds. You should watch them hover over a body of water about 100 feet up and then fold their wings and drop like a meteor onto the fish below. They almost never miss.

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by melcon6 on May 08, 2006 01:30 PM
He is a cool little bird, thorny. I have watched him play! The powerline/phone wire that he hangs out on overlooks an estuary near the mouth of the Kennebec River. There's plenty of fishies in there, must be why he likes it so much. I don't know if it's always been the same one, but only see it solo. I have a good zoom on my camera so I rolled down the car window, got as close as I dared, took pictures, then inched my car down alongside the road and kept zooming in taking pictures, creeping closer and closer until he flew away.

This is actually the closest I got to it:

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by Wrennie on May 11, 2006 04:58 AM
my new buddy
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I cant wait for the mommas to bring their babies around this year.

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by bettyboop1948 on May 15, 2006 12:12 PM
here are some picture's of my Mother's day present
from my little one founded in our garage
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by Thornius on May 16, 2006 06:32 AM
That is a female or immature Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. I would say an adult female.

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by bettyboop1948 on May 17, 2006 02:46 PM
wow i would not think an adult thorny
boy it was so tiny, but you may be right.What ever it was it was so cute and we enjoyed it so much before we let it go.It wasn't in no hurry
When we held our hand open for her to go,she just sat for a bit then left.
bettyboop1948 [flower]

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