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9/6/07 2:33 P

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I have two cardinals coming to my feeder... an adult male and a juvenile. I love seeing the juvy there. He looks so scruffy and out-of-place with delicate teeny chickadees hopping past him.

I have new feed in my feeder... It's all black-oil sunflower seeds. Not a mix. I was disappointed to not see birds in the evening until I realized why: They'd eaten me out of house and home while I was at work during the day!

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AHEART2HEART's Photo AHEART2HEART Posts: 190
8/29/07 4:17 P

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I finally got a pic of a bluejay not a great one though Im still experimenting with my camera. BLACKHEART i LOVE the cardinal pics I collect cardinal things we have lots of them but sometimes they can be tought to catch. We are over run with finches of all types I have a flickr site posted on my page, some of my bird pics are posted there

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8/29/07 8:59 A

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GREYBEH, I love nuthatches but only get to see those when we camp in Arkansas (I live in Kansas City). I致e not had a good opportunity to get a pic; dang birds just don稚 know how to pose for the camera. I rarely get goldfinches at my house. We did have one come by on Saturday (8-25) and he ate at my coneflowers. Unfortunately, I was in the pool so no camera was available.

AHEART2HEART, this summer past, my DH and I vacation/camped in Arkansas for 2 weeks I got some real interesting pics of a blue jay. He was on the ground eating. When I got the camera up and ready, he stopped and almost posed for me. The odd thing is, he held that pose for a good 30 to 40 seconds, long enough for me to get several pics. I don稚 have any of those pics in my gallery right now but when I get home from work today, I値l post a couple in there. Check my page later or tomorrow if you have time.


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8/29/07 6:14 A

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Aren't they amazing... the way they turn around just as you prepare to press the shutter button?

I love goldfinches. They're so cheerily-colored. I don't have any coming to my feeders, since don't have thistle/nyger-seed. I live in an apartment, but if I had a yard, I would put out one of those posts with three or four feeders on it.

There's someone down the street with about four feeders... and he's mobbed by flocks of finches. I enjoy watching this, but I feel so... inadequate. My little suet feeder that doesn't attract much, and my one window-mounted seed-feeder...

I sometimes have a juvenile cardinal visit. I feel so bad for him/her?... it looks very scruffy and the other birds chase it away. When it does make it to the feeder, it sits there looking so scruffy... Heh.

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AHEART2HEART's Photo AHEART2HEART Posts: 190
8/28/07 8:19 A

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I have a blast photographing the birds in my yard....my family thinks I'm nuts.....We have plenty of blue jays but I have had the hardest time getting a picture of one.. my daughter was able to get a real good picture of the rear end of one.....not an attractive pose emoticon

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GREYBEH's Photo GREYBEH Posts: 710
8/27/07 3:31 P

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It's so neat to hear your story about the scrub jay. It must be pretty vicious to be going after a hawk! I love raptors, but I also like to see cardinals, goldfinches... I love colorful birds.

I actually am tentatively starting a life-list. I'm a bit reluctant because I'm worried I'll want to travel so much with lots of money I don't have right now. ;) So, I've decided that in order to slow myself down, I'll try to get decent pictures of each of the birds in my life-list. I'll gradually replace pictures as I get better ones, and I'll mostly work on Birds of PA - which is in-reach. Other birds will just be a big bonus! ;)

I saw my first white-breasted nuthatch yesterday and I got a somewhat-decent photo. That means that next time, I'll have to get a better photo!

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7/31/07 12:00 P

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Oh,yes... blue jays very common.... I have my feeders up in the back yard and I have numerous different types of birds coming to enjoy.

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7/31/07 12:05 A

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They really are pretty birds. I would be surprised if you saw any in Hernando. A bit too far north most likely. Blue Jays are very common.

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7/29/07 7:32 P

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I never get to see the scrub jays. I don't think they are here in Hernando County. Wish they were.

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7/14/07 11:24 P

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What's your location? I know of scrub Jays a bit more south like the Punta Gorda or Port Charlotte area.

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Hello all, I love to go birding, though I知 a terrible gardener. But currently I live in an apartment complex and have no room for a garden. (and any potted plants I get, my cats eat.) I feel so lucky to live where there are so many great birding spots and to be in a 田ross over state during the spring/fall migration.

The latest new addition to my life list is the Florida Scrub Jay! It was grate to finally get to see one of these endangered birds. And it was quite by accident as well. I wasn稚 even out birding so much as I took my bike out for a ride on a biking trail that I have never been down and wham-o! The bird came flying out from some bushes chasing a hawk. It was amazing!



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