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8/5/14 9:11 P

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Tapping on your window, that's cute. We have Scrub Jays that let us know when they are out of Peanuts. They are very vocal lol.

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That is great to hear, I'll keep my eyes open for them - haven't seen yesterday or today.
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Peg when I first put my feeders out several years ago, I had a couple of titmice that were very shy, but they will warm up to you if you keep watching them. Mine actually come and sit on the window ledge now, and peck on the window if the feeder runs low (due to squirrels stealing the seed!)

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Had two Tufted Titmice at my feeders on Sun. but they were very shy, once I went out to watch them they disappeared emoticon Hope they come back again, that was the first time I ever saw them in my backyard.


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7/25/14 9:25 P

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Lucky you. We looked for Hawks today, didn't see one. Might be to hot though, so only saw the birds in my yards. Sparrows, Finches, Starlings, Doves, Ravens.

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7/24/14 8:23 P

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Hi Team,
On the way to dinner tonight saw a Bald Eagle sitting on top of a utility pole - AWESOME!
The perfect ending to a great day!

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Thank you Wekimer
I sure appreciate it.
I never see it just hear it.
This is going to sound weird, but I noticed it 14 yrs ago when my mom passed. I hear it every so often. Even though we moved not far from our old house.
Then last Friday a neighbor had passed& before going to the cemetart... I heard it plain as day.
I hear it threw out the summer.
I am in Ohio.
Was'nt sure where I could find the bird at? My husband& friend is hard of hearing so they think I crazy. Lol
Again I appreciate your help.
I posted a few pictures of the same bird I caught out my window for a challange on the Shutterbugs team. He has a big fat worm.
I'll post to my page. Usually we post to flickr for the challanges.
Have a great week, Susie

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Susie, not sure what bird you have that says I am here. sounds like something I should know but can't place it. IF I heard it in person, maybe. I learned the common birds just by getting bird books out of the library and whenever I saw a bird, I didn't know I looked it up until I found it. Some birds look a lot alike so it can be hard when it comes to some sparrows and wrens etc. I can't always tell them apart.
I have a book a friend gave me called the songbirds bible that has a CD with it with 100 of the most common bird songs. I'll have to listen to it and let you know. In the meantime, maybe your local library might have one too. kim

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6/29/14 4:11 P

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Hi everyone,
I don't know much about bird's names( although would like to learn). I live by a State Park.... More birds & all wildlife almost.
My question is Does anyone know of a bird that when it sings it literally sounds like it is saying I am hereI am here?
I have even at our old house a few miles away. Dh hasn't heard it yet so he thinks I am crazy. Even my neighbor thinks that, but both of them are hard of hearing.
Well just thought I 'd ask.
Thanks& nice to meet you all.
Love taking pics of them.
Joined shutterbugs& Flickr to post some.
Nice to meet you all.
Take care. Susie

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6/22/14 1:54 P

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In my backyard, doves, jays, woodpeckers, cardinals, house finches, cowbirds, catbirds, crows, ravens, humming birds, red breasted grosbeaks.
Along the highway heading home, I spotted a pair of bald eagles flying circles over the interstate. So pretty, I had to stop my car and watch them. kim

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6/9/14 10:16 P

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Colorful day!!

House Finches, House Sparrows, Cassin Finch, Crows, Ravens, Scrub Jays, two types of Doves.

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5/19/14 10:20 A

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Today I have 4 Indigo buntings, numerous orioles, a cowbird, 2 cardinals, a raven, some doves, Over the weekend, I saw a bald eagle and a new-to-me bird: a Tree Swift. Irridescent blue green on the head and shoulders, with a white belly and very small bill. Pretty cool! kim

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5/11/14 4:19 P

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I have 4 Baltimore Orioles and 1 Orchard Orioles this year. I can't recall the last time I had one in my yard. I even had a Catbird today. emoticon

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5/5/14 11:06 A

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They must have told their friends. Today we have 5 Orioles. I think they are so pretty. No Bullock's Orioles here. Wish I could see them. kim

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5/4/14 5:38 P

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Our Orioles showed up at the feeders today . We have Bullock's out here :)

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We get red wing blackbirds and goldfinches all the time. I put out Nyjer ( thistle seed) and get 40 goldfinches at a time.
Yesterday was my first sighting of a Baltimore Oriole here and 2 red breasted grosbeaks. I had seen them although rare at my old house in PA but since i moved to NY 2 years ago, these were the first I had seen. Probably migrating thru. kim

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we are now getting several goldfinch feeding now


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Huh I had a red winged black bird on my feeder today. I was impressed. I have never seen one here before. I bet he was lost ;)

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Saw my first wood thrush. Didn't come to my feeders but to the ground below where seeds were spilled and also strawberries. He nibbled both. Very pretty. Deep red brown. kim

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Cornell Lab put out a great app this spring called Merlin.
Heard my Meadowlark finally, Apr 18. Our springs have been nasty last few years--cold, deep snow, blizzards could have added to their caution! Or could their timing coincide with the Easter last full moon? Any thoughts?

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OK...here is the article. Beginer bird walk at 9am at Griffith Park this Sat if I can getmy husband to go with me. Here's the article. Already known for the movie business, freeways and surfing, Los Angeles may need to add another one to the list: birdwatching. With the recent release of data from February’s Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide birding event, comes news that Los Angeles led all United States counties in the number of reports and species. During the period of Feb. 14-17, bird enthusiasts in Los Angeles County submitted 1,270 checklists identifying 264 different species. New York’s Suffolk County came in second with 956 checklists and Fairfax County, VA, with 780.

“It’s really an impressive turnout from Angelenos,” said Jeff Chapman, Audubon California’s Southern California Conservation Leader. “Despite our county’s reputation for urban and suburban development, this level of participation shows that Los Angeles residents have a deep appreciation for birds and the natural world around them.”

California, not surprisingly, also led all states with 8,938 checklists and 364 different species, followed by New York (8,138), Pennsylvania (7,256) and Florida (5,951).

Launched in 1998 by Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Because the count is designed for ease of participation, more than 100,000 people from all walks of life take part each year. Not only does the count raise awareness about birds and the environment, but it is also a valuable source of data for scientists looking to answer a host of questions about avian behavior and health.

While admitting that Los Angeles County’s large population certainly played a factor in the results, Chapman noted that the diversity of habitat in the county also played a role.

“In the 4,700 square miles that make up Los Angeles County, we have an incredible array of habitat – coastal, riverside, woodland, desert, mountain, marine as well as urban communities with bird populations,” Chapman said. “Los Angeles County is really a natural treasure.”

Chapman also noted that Audubon and other organizations that support wildlife appreciation also have a strong foothold in the area. Los Angeles County itself hosts eight strong Audubon chapters, including Los Angeles Audubon, Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon, Santa Monica Bay Audubon, Pasadena Audubon, Whittier Audubon, San Fernando Valley Audubon, El Dorado Audubon (Long Beach) and Pomona Valley Audubon. Audubon California also operates the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Highland Park.

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http://www.audublog.org/?p=12422

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Went for a walk by myself at 7:35 this morning. Saw little yellow bird! Wish I knew its name. Read Los Angeles has the most bird species than anywhere in the country. I know sounds wrong!

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Last night we saw a great horned owl. Beautiful. We also saw a great blue heron, egret, pelicans, gulls, a yellow warbler, and house wren.


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I saw magpies in Northern NM .They are awesome !

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I'm listening everyday for my Meadowlark family to come back. Their first song of spring is exquisite! I have a Magpie family (I think) at my bird feeder. The first year was a single large bird who visited in fall and again in the spring. He returned last year same times. This spring there are three. One seems smaller. I put suet out all winter.. I can see them up close when I'm writing in my sun room. Gorgeous!
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The humming birds are back :)

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Some fun birds we saw this weekend: red wing blackbird, turkey vulture, allen's humming bird, western kingbird.

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I have been seeing robins off and on all winter here in southeastern Wisconsin but it was really nice to see two in my yard all day yesterday. They are feeding from the ash tree that still has lots of berries hanging on. And the cardinals have started to sing in the mornings. Welcome spring. Oh and I heard a red-winged blackbird this week too.

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Our Audubon field trip here in NW Florida this past Saturday yielded two Spring migrants, Purple Martin and Swallow-tailed Kite. One western stray was located Swainson's Hawk. 91 species in all.

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Where are all my team mates - this site seems so unused..
We should be one of the most active - the birds are sure active.

I am so surprised at all the different birds coming to my bird feeders on the third floor of my balcony. Yesterday a Varied Thrush has started to come they are so beautiful




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I have been out and about around the pond and estuary these days and one can't help but notice that the increase in bird songs and chirps not to mention the actual flutter of wings.
Because of my mother - when I was a little boy she would ask every spring for me to find some pussy willows for her and now when I am out and about I am seeing them.
Spring is definitely whispering it's arrival now.

Yesterday sightings
Hairy Woodpecker - Hooded merganser - American Robin - American Crow - Black capped Chickadee - mallard Ducks - Bald Eagles - Dark eye Juncos and Variety Thrushes
-- there were many more but I still can not identfy



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I did my first back yard bird count last weekend.

Today when I hiked around the pond I was to identify my first Varied Thrush. At first I thought it was an American Robin - but looking through the binoculars I seen the orange striped bars on the wings and over the eye.and a black throat - so to the books I went when I got home - I brought a pen and note book with me to write my observations, and I took a picture too - but that did not turn out so well - but it is clear enough to compare with the book.

I had Dalhouise with me - I dropped his lease on the trail - some times I let him run free at the pond - i had to stop and back track - of all places I had dropped the lease right at the beginning of the trail where I had freed Dalhouise. I thought I had it tucked under my arm -- but it was the empty camera case -- at this place is where I took the camera out of the case to hang around my neck - too many things - hiking pole - binoculars - camera - lease all disrupting my concentration as I look at eagles and other birds.

to top that off it began to rain and then rained harder before I could get back home - but it was a good walk




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It is cold out side - I hope you have lots of bird seed in your bird feeders.
I had a Steller Jay and a House sparrow - a Starling come to my balcony for the first time today.
I had the regular visitors of Juncos - Chickadees - Northern Flickers come - and so I was surprised to see these newbe's.. It is cold -7c and wind chill ----- that is cold for my area.
I went outside to walk the dog and seen several American robins as i stepped out of the condo door into the cold.
Walking around the pond that is very frozen over today with only a small channel open I spotted two Bald Eagles and sever Mallard Ducks.
I walked a little further along the dike and was able to take pictures of the Common Mergansers female and male - Golden-eye ducks - Gulls - Canadian Geese - Crows.

Did I mention that it is cold - I was dressed warmly but my face was cold..



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This morning for the first time I am seeing a young Coopers Hawk on and around my birdbath. Guess he's looking for breakfast.

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I think I live in a bird paradise
Today sightings -
Bald Eagles
Black Oyster catchers
Northwestern Crow
Great Blue Heron
Barrows Goldeneye
Double Breasted Cormorant
American Robin
black Capped chickadee
Northern Flicker
Junco's




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Again this day - I spotted several Bald Eagles
- 1 Blue Heron
- Mallard Ducks
- Chickadees
- Canadian Geese
- Gulls
-- NO Hooded mergansers what so ever

-- driving to Vancouver I spotted two Hawks -- not sure what type but definitely a hawk.

-- one other point on the frozen pond I noticed something flipping.. taking a closer look with the binoculars I realized it was a fish about six inches long - silver and darker on the top. I felt sorry for it but nothing I could do - I wonder how it got there... did the eagle drop it - did a gull - or did it jump it self up onto the ice and then slid several feet away from the open water.




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Two bald Eagles sitting in a tree - one was a mature and the other immature. My thoughts - is one a male waiting for a female to mature - OR - is one a parent staying with a sick young one.
Most of the eagles have left the area.
Makes one wonder................

.Walking closer to the pond I find it mostly frozen over - but still enough open channels to keep the ducks happy

I could only find two female Hooded Mergansers that were swimming around with the mallard ducks

Looking up again I spotted the Blue Heron at first I thought it was another eagle - but looking through the binoculars it became obvious it was a Heron. It has the same shape as a perched eagle high up in the upper tree branches.




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I have thistles out for my house finches and today I THINK I saw pine siskin. I've seen it's picture in my Birds & Blooms magazine with finches. I hope it comes back so I can get another look.

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Going into the big city today - Vancouver - So to start the day off Happy Chinese New Year - by the way I took the Dalhouise and went for a bird walk.
sighted Great Blue Herons - several to my surprise
several Bald Eagles still hanging around
- Mallard ducks
-Hooded Mergansers
-Chickadees
- Gulls





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Lazy day - all morning I read and watched TV - dusted the condo - then more TV.
At 2 I decided to go out side for my walk and do some bird watching.
I seen -
F/M Hooded mergansers
F/ M Mallard ducks
F/M Buffleheads -- I am sure this is the correct identification
Bald Eagles
Gulls



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This morning before the rain / snow came as forecasted by the weather network channel -- I went for a walk around the pond in the grey skies.
I spotted 7 Bald Eagles
several female and male Mallard Ducks
and a couple pair of Hooded Mergansers.

After lunch and a swim at the local pool I went back out side - the sun is shinning and it is 10c - so perfect for another walk around the pond. This time the camera came with me - those Hooded Mergansers are so camera shy



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Not very sunny, but out the door I go back to the Estuary.
I end my hike with a light drizzle falling - but still I feel revived - happy - joyful - content.
Bird sightings
Blue herons
Bald Eagles
Mallard Ducks
an unknown duck to me
Common Mergansers
Common Goldeneyes
Gulls
other unknown song birds fluttering about in the trees
a Cormorant - I think Pelagic Cormorant not the Brant's Cormorant

over all I am happy



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today to enjoy the sun and the warmth of it's rays I walked down to the Squamish River to do some bird watching.
I spotted a harbor seal swimming in the river ---- how can I describe my pleasure ---it was like having a piece of chocolate cake covered in chocolate icing with a cold glass of milk to make my outing better than I could wish for.

Bird sightings
3 bald eagles
common mergansers
common goldeneye
gulls




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Hey - does anyone know what this bird might be? I am in NJ. It looks like a cowbird with the brown head and black body but the tail spreads wide when it flies and you can see two distinct white lines in the tail. I never saw the tail spread out on a cowbird before. Also I didn't know they stayed in the winter. I have never seen them this time of year before.



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Of the birds that you mentioned, cardinals are the only ones that come to my feeder. I have doves, juncos, blue jays, sparrows and house finches.

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Seed eaters were gorging today at our feeders. Chickadees, titmouse, red-bellied woodpeckers, and Cardinals stashing up for the next cold blast due here tonight.


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So my first posting besides the pictures that is.
Noni my wife and Dalhouise my dog and I went for a walk around the dike. Seen over a dozen Bald Eagles, a few female and male Mallards - Canadian Geese.
For the first time I also met a member of the birding community that I recently joined.
I was surprised we did not encounter more birds -- but I will keep going out...



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Yesterday I went birding for a few hours with a birding pal:

Mallard
Gadwall
Goldeneye (I like the female Goldeneye!)
Long-tailed duck
Common merganser
Red-breasted merganser
Greater Scaup
White-winged Scoter
Pied-billed grebe (first time for me)
Great Black-backed Gull (maybe first time for me?)
Northern Shrike
Northern Mockingbird (being chased by the shrike)
American Tree Sparrow

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An Eastern Screech Owl continues in our owl box. She is visible just before dark and back in the box at day light.

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Great bird and truly becoming a rare sight.

http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc%3D/scienc
e-stories/past-stories/the-decline-and
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Saw my first Rusty Blackbirds. What a thrill!

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Bird walk along the seashore yielded a raft of 300 Redhead Ducks.

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I've lived in my home for over forty years and this morning I saw a Flicker at my feeder - the first one ever. Hope he comes back.

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I participated in a Christmas Bird Count yesterday near Panama City, Florida. We had 42 species of birds including Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Field Sparrow.

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Hello!

I just got back from a few days visiting my parents in the country. It was quite cold (-28C, don't know what that is in F) so there weren't a whole lot of birds out and about but I did see:

Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch
Black-Capped Chickadees
Canada Goose

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Yesterday's bird walk only yielded a few species. Easter Bluebird, Pine Warbler, and Brown-headed Nuthatch.

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Bird walk today. Northern Cardinal, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and along the shoreline Horned Grebe. Our typical winter warbler was present in great numbers as well. Yellow-rumped Warbler (myrtle).

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I went for a walk yesterday..... I'm trying to look for birds every Sunday....but only saw Canada geese and pigeons. We're in an ice storm so the birds are in hiding as I should've been perhaps!

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Yesterday found two winter raptors. Red-tailed Hawk and American Kestrel.

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My bird walk to day yielded 15 species of birds. A National Park close by and best birds were Field Sparrow and Swamp Sparrow.


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Hello! I forgot to report from my bird walk last weekend. I saw the usual birds by Lake Ontario:

buffleheads
hooded mergansers
black ducks
Canada geese
mallards
common goldeneye
trumpeter swan
mute swan

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I went out birding yesterday for a couple hours along Lake Ontario. I walked about 8.2 kilometres. I didn't see anything new, but saw some nice birds:

buffleheads
starlings
sparrows
mourning doves
red necked grebes
hooded mergansers
long tail ducks
black ducks


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I saw a SNOWY OWL yesterday at Tommy Thomson Park in Toronto! It was a juvenile male and he sat on a pile of wood for a very long time so we got a good, long look at him. Beautiful!

Also at TTP: Long Tail Ducks, Trumpeter Swans, Common Goldeneye

Saturday I went birding at High Park and saw Northern Shovellers, Mallards, Mute Swans

Also Saturday I went birding at Colonel Sam Smith Park and saw Boffleheads, Mute Swans, Red Neck Grebe, Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser

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It is a great time of the year to add a suet cake to your bird feeding operation. Suet can generate some extra energy for your winter birds and attract a wider variety of birds to your backyard. Here is a link to a few home recipes.

http://www.thewildlifeporch.com/2008/11/
21/5-suet-recipes-to-attract-wild-birds

What birds have you brought into your yard with a suet feeder?

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the robin still pops in every time i open back door he sits with me a while then fly s back out saw our first fire-crest at the rspb reserve this week also a red deer stag with his harem of 6 does
we now have 5 nuthatches visiting though the woodpeckers are not here all the time now we have a grey squirrel who keep popping in and a dog fox
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I spotted a sparrow in my living room! :)

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