Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: This Thread is For The Birds - February

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 11, 2013 6:02 PM CST
A couple of pictures I took yesterday.

Northern Mockingbird in a Palm Tree and a Juvenile Northern Cardinal up on the roof:
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There have been lots of juvenile/immature birds around lately. Yesterday the little Cardinal in the above photo was on the ground beneath a tree and I thought maybe it had fallen out of a nest because it would flutter a bit and land in another spot on the ground. After a couple of hours it was still beneath a tree in the yard and I walked over and it flew low over to a shrub and then about fifteen minutes later it took wing and landed on the roof, then flew to a nearby tree.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if the young Brown-headed Cowbird below survived the day. It was sitting in the lawn all day yesterday; I'm not sure if it was a nestling that had been booted from the nest by a sibling or if it fell out of a nest or what but it didn't seem to be able to fly at all; it would run across the lawn when I was out there but I never saw it gain altitude enough to even make it to a shrub much less a tree. Late yesterday afternoon/early evening I looked around and it was gone so hopefully it did finally spread those wings and take off ... sure hope a predator didn't get it. Sad
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 13, 2013 9:49 PM CST
I saw a large flock of Robin's in the neighborhood today ... must have been a hundred or more and they were loud! It was cloudy and windy but I managed to get a couple of photo's.

American Robin:
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2013 11:21 AM CST
With a cold front heading our way, it's cloudy here today but I was out in the yard this morning and got these two shots.

A little Palm Warbler ............ and ............... Boat-tailed Grackles:
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Feb 26, 2013 1:13 PM CST
Lin, beautiful birds and photos.

I took this photo from my bedroom, I opened the window when I saw the Clark's Nutcracker come to the tree, they are very tame, and if you talk to them they will answer you which is what this one was doing when I snapped the shot. Lovey dubby

Clark's Nutcracker
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I now have a thread for my bird photos on Blue Gardens, if you would like to check them out, here is the link.
http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/73607/

Photos of my area can be found here. http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/73483/

Finally one for my flowers, just started with my Amaryllis. http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/73569/

Next I will start one for my animal photos, all were Sharon's suggestion. Green Grin! .
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2013 1:43 PM CST
Oh Margaret, what a wonderful photo! We don't have Clark's Nutcrackers down this way and that is one pretty bird. Oooh, thanks for those links, I love, love, love looking at photo's of flowers, birds and other critters! Green Grin!

Thank you Sharon for suggesting that Margaret start her threads ... I haven't visited cubits in quite awhile but I'm definitely going over there right now to see Margaret's pictures Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 26, 2013 2:06 PM CST
Thank you Lin. I tip my hat to you.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 1, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Some birds in HoustonThumb of 2013-03-02/jmorth/b5d042
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 1, 2013 8:21 PM CST
Great shot of the Common Grackle with the Angel statue in the background! Love the Parrot too ... yours?
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 1, 2013 8:32 PM CST
daughter's parrot...talks alot
I wondered what the black one was, thanks for the ID.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 1, 2013 9:55 PM CST
You are welcome!
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central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 2 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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jmorth
Mar 3, 2013 7:15 PM CST
GacklevilleThumb of 2013-03-04/jmorth/bbe7c9
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 4, 2013 10:16 AM CST
My goodness that is a LOT of Grakles!! I've seen more of them this year than ever before but never so many in one spot like that. Great shot ... looks like they are all just hanging out enjoying that pretty sky!

It was really windy here over the weekend and COLD! I was out on the deck shivering (dressed in t-shirt and shorts with no shoes) so most of these shots aren't in the best of focus. Smiling

This Blue Jay that was wanting to get to a feeder containing peanuts but I was standing right on the deck and he wasn't so sure with me being so close but he finally did make it to the hanging basket that was holding peanuts:
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And, a little Warbler that was visiting a feeder:
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~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Mar 4, 2013 10:20 AM CST
Last Thursday I was sitting on the porch and spotted another Bald Eagle ... it's always so exciting to see these beautiful birds flying overhead!
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~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Mar 4, 2013 10:22 AM CST
Lin, that first shot of the Bluejay is just beautiful! Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 4, 2013 11:16 AM CST
Thanks Margaret; I was standing on the deck about 5 or 6 feet from the shrubbery he was perched in. He was watching me intently, probably wishing I'd go inside so he could get to the feeder or the hanging basket that the peanuts were in.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Mar 4, 2013 12:31 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 9, 2013 12:00 PM CST
Oh lovely pictures and a great batch of shots for the January thread also. Sorry, but I missed both of these threads earlier, not realizing they were here! Sad

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