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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 7, 2013 10:49 AM CST
I looked and can't find a May thread so I am starting one.

I tried again to get bird pictures and here is what I have.

Song Sparrow
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House Sparrows
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Morning Dove
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 7, 2013 12:14 PM CST
Rita: Thanks for the new thread! Love that little Song Sparrow and the House Sparrows too ... and of course the pretty Doves. We have lots of Doves here and many folks don't care for them because there are so many but I never get tired of watching and listening to them. Their coos and calls are just so enchanting.
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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)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
May 7, 2013 12:20 PM CST
I like the Morning Doves. Silly birds. And I love my Song Sparrows. They seem to be here most of the time. Don't care for the House Sparrows but they come for the bird seed too.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 7, 2013 12:53 PM CST
Rita, good job on those photos, see I told you with a little practice you could do it. Hurray! Thumbs up
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)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
May 7, 2013 1:06 PM CST
Ha-ha. You should have seen the other 20 something deleated pictures of the morning dove that I totally messed up. Whistling Hilarious!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 7, 2013 2:02 PM CST
Well, that sounds like me! I can take 100 or more pictures and save only 2 or 3 from the bunch ... sometimes they all get deleted and I try again. I get really frustrated though if I see a bird that I've never seen before or something new to me and take hundreds of pic's only to have every single one be out of focus and so blurry you can't even tell what the subject is. Sticking tongue out Grumbling Green Grin!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 7, 2013 3:37 PM CST
That's the way to do it Rita, I take dozens of shots and may end up with only one decent in the bunch. Glare
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
May 7, 2013 4:00 PM CST
The darn things just will not stay still. Not like my flowers which always pose for me! Whistling Hilarious!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 7, 2013 6:59 PM CST
Me too Rita. Those bird bath photos I took? Lots, & lots, & lots of deletions. nodding
How do you think professional photographers get their shots? They take hundreds of pictures & may not get one that's worthy of publishing. Truth to tell, they probably take thousands of photos to get that magic ONE.

You're doing great Rita! I could really see much detail on the sparrows & the one good one of the dove is GOOD! So keep 'em coming. Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
May 7, 2013 7:10 PM CST
It is fun to try and get those birds captured on film.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 7, 2013 7:59 PM CST
I agree It is! nodding
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 7, 2013 9:20 PM CST
Great pics Rita! Thumbs up

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 7, 2013 9:32 PM CST
I took these pics of a Chukar that was here in our yard all day and evening on May 4. First time DH and I have ever seen one. We were hoping it would show up again, but not so far.

Sweet bird! Lovey dubby Thumbs up

Sadly, it is a bird hunted by others. Thumbs down Sad

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Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 7, 2013 10:43 PM CST
I was in the city today, and happened to have my camera in the car. I didn't have time to get more than these few bird shots.
Suburban bird:
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Pigeon:
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Great-tailed Grackle, I think.
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Lin, the only times I've really had oranges out before were when the orioles came in the fall of 2009. I didn't see any woodpeckers using the ones near the house, but doesn't mean there weren't any. At the wildlife area outside the fence, squirrels were stealing the orange halfs during the day, so that didn't turn out well.
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Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
May 8, 2013 5:54 AM CST
Im so glad I was looking for a bird forum....We are having a great birding year already...We have 2 nesting pair of Baltimore Orioles,they just arrived a week ago,Hummers are back,Blue birds cking out the house,Jenny wrens nesting in bird houses....And yesterday We Have 3 Red Headed wood peckers...Im hoping 1 is a female,they have been at the feeders and doing a mating dance and the chases are wonderful...Yes they are Red headed....We are soo lucky to have suh a fine variity of Beautiful birds in our woods and yardThumb of 2013-05-08/huggergirl/4e12e8
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
May 8, 2013 8:48 AM CST
Nice photos everyone! Thumbs up

Tamara, that's great that you are enjoying lots of bird activity, nice photo of the Red-headed woodpecker.

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
May 8, 2013 10:20 AM CST
Marilyn: Wow, love that pretty Chukar! I've never heard of that bird so I went to the Cornell University site to read more about it. How lucky of you to get to see that beauty! http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chukar/id

Linda: Cool city shots! The first photo of "Surburban Bird" looks to be a Northern Mockingbird! Great position shot of the Grackle!

Tamara: Great shot of that Red-headed Woodpecker ... such a pretty bird. We don't have that one here and I wish we did.
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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)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
May 8, 2013 10:46 AM CST
The Chukar is really pretty and I think the bird forum is quite popular especially these monthly picture threads.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 8, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Welcome, huggergirl! Welcome!
Nice woodpecker shot! I wish I had more species of woodpeckers also, as I really love them! I do see other kinds coming through seasonally. Right now, one woodpecker around...well, her and whatever babies are in her nest! Great pics of the Chukar, Marilyn! Thanks for the mockingbird ID, Lin...I still don't know too many birds by sight.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 8, 2013 7:31 PM CST
mcash70 said:Nice photos everyone! Thumbs up

Tamara, that's great that you are enjoying lots of bird activity, nice photo of the Red-headed woodpecker.



I agree Thumbs up

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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