Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: February 2014 Backyard Birds

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 5, 2014 3:13 PM CST
I thought I'd start a February thread with some pic's I took a few minutes ago. Please join in and share photo's of your backyard birds!

Mourning Dove:
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Palm Warbler:
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Red-bellied Woodpecker, female:
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 5, 2014 3:18 PM CST
Great pictures as usual Lin. Really love that Mourning Dove.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 5, 2014 5:48 PM CST
Thanks Rita ... the Dove is one of my favorite birds. :)
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 5, 2014 6:06 PM CST
Thanks for the new thread Lin. I enjoyed the photos. I always love the doves.
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.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 6, 2014 6:08 PM CST
@jmorth

J, do I recall correctly that you once stated you would love to see some Sandhill cranes in your area? They do migrate through your state. I've been doing some research & it seems the ones who winter in my state go right on up through Illinois as part of their annual migration route.
Check these links out:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/sandhill_crane/id

On this link, scroll down to where it says Range, Migration & Nesting map & click on it.
https://www.savingcranes.org/sandhill-crane.html
Perhaps you can catch them as they come through or if you have some vacation time coming, go to their resting area in the NE of your state.

They have begun to leave Florida.
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 ~~



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jmorth
Feb 7, 2014 2:13 AM CST
I may have stated as much. Hanging out in their stopover sites would be a gratifying experience. That's a couple hundred miles north of here.
We do get Great Blue Herons here.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 7, 2014 3:41 AM CST
The Great Blue Herons are pretty spectacular too! Thumbs up Honestly, I think they're prettier than Sandhill's.
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: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Feb 7, 2014 7:19 AM CST
But cranes can dance so wonderfully.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 7, 2014 8:51 AM CST
I agree
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
Feb 10, 2014 6:25 PM CST
From my backyard today.

Lovely Lady, Northern Cardinal:
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Palm Warbler ................................... Northern Mockingbird and ......................... Female Red-bellied Woodpecker:
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Mourning Dove's and .............................. Tricolored Heron (late this afternoon camouflaged in a Cypress Tree):
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Grackles:
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There were two Red-shouldered Hawks hunting this afternoon, and one of them flew to the top of a pine tree and was calling for it's mate:
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Feb 10, 2014 7:29 PM CST
Thank you Lin. Lovely.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 10, 2014 8:44 PM CST
I agree
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: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Feb 10, 2014 10:26 PM CST
Southern family: baby having a rest while proud parents kneel and stand near by. I only have seen this family with one young this season. The nocturnal Bush Stone-curlews.

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 10, 2014 11:34 PM CST
Glen, cool birds, great photos! 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
Feb 11, 2014 7:47 AM CST
Glen,

Those are great shots of the juvenile Curlew and it's parents .... such pretty birds. Thanks for sharing your great photo's!

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
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
Feb 11, 2014 12:36 PM CST
That is so wild how their legs are double jointed. It's odd to see them sitting on their "knees" but the legs are sticking out in front of them.

Great shots Glen. Thumbs up 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
Feb 11, 2014 7:28 PM CST
The Northern Mockingbirds have been singing like crazy the past few days ... I love their repertoire of pretty songs!
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~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Feb 13, 2014 7:43 AM CST
OOOps here we are.
An Australian Magpie having a walk looking for plump insects. It is moulting into adult plumage.
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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)
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Newyorkrita
Feb 13, 2014 11:17 AM CST
Poor birds here in out snowstorm!
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, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Rita: I sure hope that you and others who are experiencing the snowy, icy, cold weather get some relief soon!
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