My Birds

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  1. Shirley Martin

    Shirley Martin Veteran Member
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    First, a disclaimer. I'm not a photographer. I don't have an expensive camera or fancy lens or a tripod. But I do have birds. I have hosted and fed birds for many years. Here are some of them.

    Probably my favorite. Eastern bluebirds

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    Downy woodpecker
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    Tufted titmouse

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    Carolina chickadee


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    Brown headed nuthatch

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    More later


     
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    @Shirley Martin There are some very good shots of your birds among these pics.

    You have much more colorful birds then we get over here (except for our male Cardinals). Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    Yes we have a feeding station too...and it gets very busy every day , but unfortunately we don't get any highly coloured birds either, apart from the robin... so I really enjoyed your pictures Shirley...
     
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    Great shots.
    We don't get that beautiful colour either.
    We mostly get the little chickadees and the Northern Flicker.
     
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    Nice pictures.
     
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    Thanks, y'all.
    A female cardinal. The male is showier but I think she is really prettier.

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    Wow Shirley - you lucky lucky gal :)
     
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    Great crested flycatcher

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    What kind of birt is that talking to himself about the worm he is about to catch? And did you make that first ground feeder yourself?P
     
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    I have a hard time with feeders, was thing of trying to make one that would distribute the seed better. I think the bird may be a Brown Sparrow.
     
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    He is a brown thrasher. He is a big bird, bigger than a mockingbird. He is the only bird that won't run from a mockingbird. I have even seen a mockingbird chase off crows. I once saw a brown thrasher chasing a big black snake. The snake was running for all he was worth and the thrasher was right behind him, pecking his tail. :)

    I made the feeder. It's a gallon plastic container that slaw came in. I cut holes near the bottom and attached it to a lid that went to a big plastic bowl. I believe in recycling everything that I can. The birds don't care if it's not a work of art. :D It hangs from a tree limb.

    PS, I also made the gourds. ;)
     
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    You're as handy as a pocket on a shirt. I've been at this location seven years now, Last year for the first time a pair of brown thrasher showed up in my bank yard. Then one morning I looked out and there were six thrishers. I quite feeding the birds about a month ago because I got a little puny, dragging, didn't feel my oxygen was doing me much good. All my birds have left me except for apace of cardinals, a couple of blur Jay's and sparrows and finches. I haven't seen any doves in a while. One of my feeders needs overhauling or replacing. I have two feeders and don't think much of either one. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I have never had a blue jay at my feeders. I know we have them here but they don't come to the feeder. I used to wish for one but an online friend told me that they are very aggressive and won't let other birds eat. So, now, I'm glad I don't have them.
     
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    We have had many blue jays. They were among the first to visit our feeders. We find they share as well as any other birds. Something else I have found when left to their own devises, almost all birds are aggressive with each other, all of them, much more than they are aggressive with each other. The most aggressive bird to visit and hang around for an entire season are the Euro-Middle eastern ring necked doves which came to this country in the 1980s. We have never been successive with hummingbirds. They will come around, look us over, check out our feeders but not try them. Don't know why. I have no limb to hang anything but I am going try to make airdrop feeder.
     
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    Most people think of doves as peaceful but they will fight over food just like any of the others. I haven't seen ring necked doves unless it's what we call a pidgin.
     
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    LOL. Here's the Ringneck Dove.

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    The White Winged Dove.
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    And of course the Mourning Dove, which you have. mourning_dove_7.jpg

    That's all that come my way.
    Of the three, the ring neck is the most aggressive.
     
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    I'm not sure what this one is. I think he is some kind of warbler.
     
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