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I have the all year round too. The red-wings show up here a couple of weeks ago.

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I saw some red-winged blackbirds yesterday and I feel hope that the spring is here!

SophieMae2007, we have cardinals and a few robins here in Toronto all year round. I still like to see them though. I especially love the female cardinal. She isn't as showy as the male but I love to see her.


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Finally Spring has arrived in Ohio, just barely! I enjoy hearing the robins and cardinals singing in the morning.

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I have seen three newly arrived spring migrants from the tropics in my yard. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Purple Martins and Swallow-tailed Kites. More are coming!

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wow Dana, 91 species in one day!!!!


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I love purple martins. My neighbor has a bird house for them next to the lake. Love to watch them.

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We had an Audubon field trip on Saturday and ended up with 91 species. Best birds were Swainson's Hawks(western stray), Purple Martin, and Swallow-tailed Kite. Spring migration is kicking off with those last two birds mentioned.

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I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was on a bird walk this morning at Tommy Thompson Park. There have been a lot of snowy owls around here this year. I've seen 4 snowys total, and one Great Horned Owl last year at High Park here in Toronto. I'd like to see a Sawhet Owl.


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Where are you at that you saw the owls? I would love to see some snowies. I saw a "murder of crows" in my neighborhood today. I never see crows near the lake.

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2 snowy owls!
long tail duck
common merganser
mallard
common goldeneye
mockingbird
bofflehead
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I went on an Owl Prowl on Saturday but we didn't find any owls. Sunday I went on a bird walk and saw a woodpecker and a few of the usual sparrows and Canada geese. It was pretty cold out.


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I had a dream that I saw an Oriole at my feeder and thinking he was way early. My mind must be wishing it was May!! We just go more snow overnight. Can wait for Spring to get here.

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Been so sick the last week - haven't been able to see much of anything other than the inside of my house. A few weeks back we went and checked out a local rookery and saw dozens of Tricolor Herons, White Ibis, Snowy and Cattle Egret, and Great Blue Heron. It was at sunset and we've been out there a few times, it's quite a sight to see.

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Spring and love, well maybe more love, is in the air. Spotted a pair of downies in the trees flitting around the branches. I am assuming it was some kind of mating dance. They would move their heads side to side and open their wing and just around. Also spotted a pair of carolina wrens.

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junco and female cardinal

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1 woodpecker, 3 male cardinals, 1 female cardinal and many, many chickadees and sparrows


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Sweet on the Oriole! I did see this video this morning, pretty radical.
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y-back-was-unimaginable/


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The male Altamira was at the feeder while we ate our breakfast and then the female Anna joined us.
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We have a of Altamira Orioles at our hummingbird feeder. I have to go make more food for them
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I saw the cooper's hawk.

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My husband led a field trip yesterday and got quite an impressive list. I opted to stay home with the little one. Outside my office window this morning I see an array of gulls, terns, and brown pelicans on the dock.
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Yesterday:
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(chasing a
Northern Mockingbird (being chased by the shrike)
American Tree Sparrow


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I saw an Ibis in flight and an Osprey sitting on a post waiting for dinner to swim by.
Lots of white and brown pelicans.
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Sorry, he attempted to...never was able to make the rescue...the poor thing has a dart through it's neck.

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Rescued a Crane, sounds interesting!

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My husband rescued a Sandhill Crane,otherwise didn't step out of the house except to go grocery shopping.

Happy New Year!!

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Olive what? I think you left out a word, lol!!!
I saw a couple of male purple finches and an eagle and heard the same bird I heard the other day. Still couldn't see it.

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I had an Olive eating from my Aloe plant off the deck Sat. How much fun.
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I went down to the lake again today but still just the same birds.... Mallard, Mute Swan, Bufflehead, GoldenEye, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose. They were working hard to find something to eat


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Saw the cooper's hawk swoop by.

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Hi went out to Port Isabel today saw:
a pair of Harris hawks
White Pelicans and Brown Pelicans each were huddled in their groups trying to keep warm
an Osprey, Blue Heron, White Heron and a flock of Cattle Egrets & a ring necked Kingfisher.
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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
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I saw a bunch of blue jays and a large woodpecker at my mom's. I also had some kind of bird chirping in my yard, but could find it to see what it was.

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Every morning and evening I have over 300 - 500 Turkey Vultures floating by and circling the area as they make their way behind me to roast at Frontera Audubon.

This morning as I was looking outside the rainy window -- there sat a hawk of some sort.
Boy I could not find my field eyes...took out the little ones I had one at the festival....it was one of the Turkey Vultures!!!!!! A good hunting spot!!!



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That would be exciting Artsky!

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I saw a large flock of white pelicans just circling around like gulls. Must have been about 30. This afternoon out on my deck the female Anna came to the feeder.
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We have a Coopers Hawk that hangs around.

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Saw a hawk hovering over the road on my way to Thanksgiving Dinner. I guess it was look for its Thanksgiving dinner. I always usual spot a red tail sitting on a light post on my way home from work at least once a week. Lot's of Canada Geese too.

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Scrub Jay, Finches, Sparrows, Doves

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Can't believe I spotted a Harris Hawk on the wire as I was driving (Edinburg)....almost had a wreck trying to look at him. Beautiful -- he actually looked down on me -- I think!

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2 Kisskadees on the way to the pool


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FERN, will need to look up the cam this weekend!

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Marcy Sabel Palms feeder cam had Chachalacas at 7am and Green Jays at 10 am.
Yesterday I saw a Titmouse.
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On the way to the clinic I saw 5 Green Parrots.
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11/10/13 8:49 P

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Marcy,

I have been to South Texas a few times. I love it there and it sounds like you have some the sought after birds in your own yard. Great going.

My best bird today was a Black and White Warbler. Always good to see.

Dana

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DANABIRD1 - the famous Amazon Kingfisher was spotted again today...the joke is that is old news!!! lol How information travels with birders!!!

Sat down to rest after gardening, watering and filling up all the feeders...and I heard a strange bird call - - - - - a first for me!!!!

A Green Jay came to my feeders!!!! Last weekend was the first time I had ever seen one and what a thrill for one to come to my own back yard!!!!

Then while watering in the front yard ----- the Turkey Vultures soared over me --- 50 or more, some soaring low - then with a flash a Hawk of some sort flew right past me and out of sight!

Other birds today at my feeders:
Inca Doves
White tipped Doves
Mouring Doves
Buffed Bellied Hummers
Grackles
Gold Fronted Woodpecker
Northern Mocking Bird
House Sparrows
Tuffed Titmouse
Butterflies / butterflies / butterflies!!!! emoticon

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11/10/13 7:31 P

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On the way to Harligen for church we saw 2 Harris Hawks
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11/10/13 4:29 A

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On a Florida trip and we all heard about the Kingfisher! I am sure the area will be covered with people today.

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11/9/13 10:54 P

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Hi Fern - the Festival was awesome - more families today and volunteered at the Frontera Children's' corner and then at the booth.

A big find today that is spreading around the US: AMAZON KINGFISHER!!
Only the 2nd sighting ever!!!

Police had to protect the birders that were flocking to Hwy 100...
I didn't drive out there...but pictures galore!

I think I will stay home Sunday --- or will I go back for a 4th day of fun?

Marcy

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11/8/13 9:48 P

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Yes I do keep my feeders ready and clean for them but I seems there are not as many. I do know as our winter guest come there are more feeders out. Tonight we had a calliope at the feeder while we ate our super. I just love it when they migrate in the fall. How was the festival today?
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FERN - here at home I have 5 Buffed-Belly Hummers and at work in my Atrium I have 1-3

Most of the hummers have migrated but the locals are always around...so keep your feeders clean and filled weekly!!!! They feed every 10 - 15 minutes - and you'll see them!!!

*We need a bird emotion!!!

Marcy

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11/8/13 10:41 A

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Good finds FERN!!!!!

I'm attending the RGVBF - Rio Grande Birding Festival!

They have a show / display of BIRDS OF PREY!!!! LIVE!!!!

Today I plan to have some pictures taken with some of them!
I would love to take a picture with the Bald Eagle but it's against the law...but I can take his picture with my camera.

Last year I took a picture with the RED TAILED HAWK ---- they didn't bring him this year.

I think I will take a picture with some of the owls - I will get to let them perch on my arm (with a glove of course)!!

Pictures and blog soon!

Marcy

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