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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2013 8:05 AM CST
Ok, I'm out the door again in a few minutes but just wanted to take time to post two pic's from early this morning.

A male Red-bellied Woodpecker grabbed a chunk of peanut suet that I'd mixed in with the birdseed:
Thumb of 2013-06-02/plantladylin/02cb5a


And, the baby Mockingbird has fluttered to a Palm tree:
Thumb of 2013-06-02/plantladylin/02cb5a


Have a great day everyone!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 2, 2013 8:21 AM CST
Thanks Lin for starting the new thread.
You enjoy your day too! Smiling
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 2, 2013 8:51 AM CST
Great pictures Lin. Thanks for the new thread!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Jun 2, 2013 11:34 AM CST

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Had a pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the one of the feeders today but my camera was nowhere near me. Hummingbirds are back in force now too.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 2, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Rob, don't you just hate it when that happens! I have never seen the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, looks like a handsome male from the drawing in my field guide. Glad your seeing lots of hummers. Thumbs up
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jun 2, 2013 5:36 PM CST
Lin, fantastic woodpecker pic! But when you have more time...you posted the same one twice. Can understand, I've done it also, once upon a time! I believe this is a Carolina Wren.Thumb of 2013-06-02/LindaTX8/0645b8
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 2, 2013 8:20 PM CST
Looks like a Carolina Wren to me. Thumbs up
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: 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
Jun 2, 2013 8:42 PM CST
Linda, that is definitely a Carolina Wren! Aren't they the cutest little things? I wish I could see more of them; they're nesting again at our rental property but I don't get over there much to see them. I saw a few here in early spring but they left for parts unknown.

Oops ... I was in a hurry this morning and didn't mean to double post the WP photo! *Blush* Here's the baby Mockingbird in the Palm Tree. Seems like every morning it's in a different shrub or tree ... won't be long before it's flying with it's mom and dad!
Thumb of 2013-06-03/plantladylin/eae4de
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 2, 2013 9:02 PM CST
He's so cute. They grow by the day!
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: 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
Jun 3, 2013 12:32 PM CST
Boat-tailed Grackle snatching peanuts from a feeder:
Thumb of 2013-06-03/plantladylin/266388

And a Red-bellied Woodpecker who ate a couple of peanuts or raisins and then grabbed a mealworm:
Thumb of 2013-06-03/plantladylin/327c87 Thumb of 2013-06-03/plantladylin/5974a2
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 3, 2013 12:35 PM CST
The birds sure do get fed well at your place Lin. Great pictures!

My place is overrun with cowbirds lately. Usually I see them in the spring but then they dissapear. Not this year. Pretty birds and they have such a lovely call. But not great news for the other nesters.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2013 12:41 PM CST
*Blush* I must admit that I sometimes spend too much on food for the birds. I buy regular seed, dehydrated mealworms and suet; and then I end up thinking that I need to give them more variety so I sometimes add raisins, peanuts and dried berries ... along with sharing my trail mix. We have trees and shrubs in the yard that produce food for them too so they definitely are well fed! My husband says the birds know where to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 3, 2013 1:25 PM CST
But it sure is a great way to spend yout time. watching the birds. I just buy suet blocks and a common seed mix. The seeds are just thrown out on the driveway each morning as soon as I get 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
Jun 4, 2013 10:10 AM CST
Morning Dove was trying to get her share of the seeds.
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That is because Mr Squirrel was busy stuffing his face and hogging the territory.
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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
Jun 4, 2013 12:52 PM CST
Love the dove and the squirrel! That cute squirrel looks quite chubby ... his relatives down here are seed hogs too! Green Grin!
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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
Jun 4, 2013 1:03 PM CST
The squirills are chubby becasue they are well fed. Not trying to feed them but of course they come and eat the seed too. I don't really mind, I figgure everyone has to live.
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
Jun 4, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Rita, I feel the same way. I've heard of so many folks who really despise squirrels and I know they can do damage if they get in your attic or whatever but I feel they are God's critters too ... and they have to eat. I just feel thankful that I can afford to throw out a little more seed to keep em' all fed. Green Grin!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 4, 2013 5:22 PM CST
Nice shots Rita. Keep it up. that shot of the FAT squirrel is great.
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
Jun 4, 2013 5:27 PM CST
Thanks! Here is the other shot of Mr Fatty Squirrel.
Thumb of 2013-06-04/Newyorkrita/18a014
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
Jun 4, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Squirrel Smorgasbord! Green Grin!
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