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« Post / Reply #660 on: May 06, 2017, 04:36:04 AM »





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« Post / Reply #661 on: May 07, 2017, 09:31:56 PM »

I got a nice chance today to see a Harris sparrow enjoying dandelion seeds for breakfast.  Those weeds are very important to birds and bees.







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« Post / Reply #662 on: May 07, 2017, 10:13:05 PM »

What a beautiful sight to have 2 male wood ducks swimming by in the morning.  They are so colorful.  The female was well hidden on a branch so i didn't have a good view to take a picture of her.







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« Post / Reply #663 on: May 08, 2017, 07:50:10 AM »

Nice!  The Harris sparrow is on my bucket list, I missed it last time in Nebraska.
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« Post / Reply #664 on: May 08, 2017, 07:58:42 AM »

The wood ducks are gorgeous Deb! the sparrows are eating dandilions  in the park here too!
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« Post / Reply #665 on: May 08, 2017, 10:26:38 PM »

Deb, you have such a wonderful variety of birds and animals where you live!   thumbup
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« Post / Reply #666 on: May 11, 2017, 08:04:45 PM »

What do you get when you put oranges out to eat?    Was only able to take their pictures through the back door window cause i didn't want to scare them off.  Baltimore Orioles love oranges













Not only do the birds like the oranges...........but the squirrels like them also

 
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« Post / Reply #667 on: May 12, 2017, 06:10:03 PM »

It was sure a big surprise when I came home and hanging on my bird feeder was this Red Headed Woodpecker.  I got my camera and came back but he was not on the feeder.  I looked around in the tree and sure enough he was there.  He was looking for something, pounding on the tree.  I think he found something cause he stuck his tongue out,  lol





I think he winked at me  big grin





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« Post / Reply #668 on: May 13, 2017, 03:05:19 AM »

lovely bird and nice clear photos Deb - thanks for sharing them
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« Post / Reply #669 on: May 13, 2017, 03:51:08 AM »

What a treat!  eek!
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« Post / Reply #670 on: May 13, 2017, 10:35:49 PM »

Seeing this beautiful bird is a real pleasure!    love
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« Post / Reply #671 on: May 15, 2017, 05:28:58 PM »

A great bird of the prairie grasslands and our state bird, The Meadowlark.  It has a wonderful song and as you can see it really opens up and sings with all his heart.  


 


amazing how the perch on these posts even in the wind, he was trying to ignore me (the stalker)




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« Post / Reply #672 on: May 15, 2017, 10:00:35 PM »

Some birds the male and female look very similar and then some look so different you wouldn't know they were the same species.  Here is a male Bobolink and a female hidden in the alfalfa field.  You can see though not at all alike.







She was hiding in there and wouldn't come out, maybe a nest.  The blurb is another female that flew by.


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« Post / Reply #673 on: May 19, 2017, 06:41:08 PM »

Dad and Mom Baltimore Oriole have shown the kids where to find their lunch. They like the oranges and grape jelly.
 At one point there were 8 visiting,  aunts, uncles, mom, dad and the kids I think.












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« Post / Reply #674 on: May 19, 2017, 07:41:13 PM »

Great photos, Deb!  If I am lucky, I see Baltimore and Orchard Orioles on some of my bird walks - I really need to put some food out for them and see if they will visit my feeder.  I really love the Bobolinks - the wildlife sanctuary near me manages the property so that they will have a safe nesting place there (and MassAudubon sponsors farmers to get them to put off mowing their fields until late summer in order to provide more nesting habitat). The male's song is so melodious, really lovely to hear them.
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