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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Jun 5, 2014 9:40 AM CST
Starting a new thread for the new month!

Had this female Flicker show up the other day!


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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 5, 2014 10:32 AM CST
I love Flickers! We have a lot of them here, but they are always too busy to pose for a picture!
Natalie
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 5, 2014 10:52 AM CST
Thanks for the new thread Claudia!
We had lots more Flickers last year than this year & they stayed longer last year. They were very brief visitors this year.
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Jun 5, 2014 12:34 PM CST
I see a flicker once in a blue moon but never close enough for a picture.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 5, 2014 2:27 PM CST
Beautiful mistletoe bird. We had a pure white dove here for a few days, very delicate the type. Looked like it got loose from a magician.
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Jun 5, 2014 3:07 PM CST
There used to be a small flock of white pigeons that we'd see from time to time. I think they were domesticated birds out for some exercise or homing practice.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Jun 5, 2014 9:29 PM CST
Dusky Honeyeater on Grevillea 'Golden Gem'. Bramston Beach.

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Jun 8, 2014 7:39 AM CST
Willy Wagtails are so confiding. They are a flycatcher that fans and wags it tail. The call sounds like "sweet-pretty-creature".

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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Jun 8, 2014 8:42 AM CST
How cute.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jun 8, 2014 8:55 AM CST
Kelli said:How cute.

I agree
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 8, 2014 5:28 PM CST
Awwwwwwwww, they ARE so cute!
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: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 8, 2014 5:54 PM CST
Claudia,

We have Flickers here, too, but they're pretty shy! I don't think I've ever gotten a good picture of one Grumbling You must be pretty good at sneaking up on them! Good shot!
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Jun 8, 2014 6:17 PM CST
I usually only see flickers flying. You can recognize the western flicker ('red shafted flicker') by the flash of salmon color. No other bird out here has that.
http://blogs.evergreen.edu/ebestiary/files/2012/05/northern-...

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 11, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Hi everyone ... it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do; I'll have to go back and see what I missed on the thread at the end of last month! We've been so busy with vacation and travel etc. lately that I forgot all about posting pic's of the birds.

Claudia: Love the Northern Flicker photo's! My Florida bird book tells me that we have them here and I know I've probably seen them a time or two but I confuse them with the Red-bellied Woodpecker. I remember posting a photo a few years ago to another website and captioning it as a RB Woodpecker and someone identified it as a Northern Flicker.

Glen: Thanks for sharing the photo's of that cute little Willy Wagtail! I'd never heard of that bird until a few years ago when a lady on another forum posted photo's. I love that Dusky Honeyeater ... and wow, that Grevillea is so beautiful!
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
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Gleni
Jun 11, 2014 7:00 AM CST
Thank you Lin.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 11, 2014 7:01 AM CST
A few from my place ...

Brown Thrasher ....................................... Red-bellied Woodpecker ...................... Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
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Well, I'd noticed that the Mockingbirds hadn't been protecting the nest in the neighbors shrub anymore so when we got back from our vacation I went over and looked in ... eggs have been abandoned. I took a picture and when I downloaded I saw what looks like tiny puncture marks in one egg, possibly both. I think the big black snake must have gotten them. Crying
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~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 11, 2014 7:02 AM CST
Oh ... and Thank You Claudia for starting a thread for June!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jun 11, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Lin, great photos, so sad about the Mockers nest, dang snake! Angry
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Jun 11, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Lin, consider yourself spared from the loud, incessant, high-pitched screeching of baby mocking birds. We've got them around here and they about drive me nuts. They are loud enough to hear in the house.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 11, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Kelli,

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Your post really made me laugh out loud. The Northern Mockingbird is a year-round resident here in Florida and we have hundreds in our neighborhood. I think many people don't much care for them because they are so territorial and defend their nests against most humans, animals and other birds ... but they never seem to bother me possibly because I feed them blueberries, raisins and bits of mango so perhaps they don't consider me a threat. When they first laid those eggs in that nest in my earlier photo, I would go over and peek in every so often. One of the adult birds would perch on the fence or at the edge of the roof and watch me but never screeched or dove at me. At our old house we had a little courtyard in front of the house that had a short brick wall. When the mockingbird babies fledged the nest I'd put a saucer on the brick wall with fruit bits and the adults would come with the young ones and eat. Like all baby birds, the screeching is usually when they want to be fed and I guess I've gotten used to it. We've had a lot of baby Grackles around the past month; they follow the adults to the feeders, perch in the tree, on the shepherds hook and on the ground beneath the feeders, screeching to be fed.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~

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