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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
Hummingbirder Butterflies Birds Dragonflies Garden Photography Container Gardener
Seed Starter The WITWIT Badge Annuals Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia
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krobra
Jun 1, 2016 10:27 AM CST
Welcome! WELCOME to the , June 2016 Bird Photo Thread Welcome!
a quick link to last month's thread for anyone wishing to catch up or review
The thread "Bird photos - May 2016" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum


And We are off for a new month of Bird photos , stories and adventures.

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Name: Lori
Upstate NY (Zone 5b)
Garden Photography Butterflies Birds
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LoriK
Jun 1, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Love that hummer shot!
~Lori
My garden renovation blog http://www.bloomcrazy.com
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Foliage Fan
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cliftoncat
Jun 1, 2016 10:40 AM CST
I agree It's stunning!
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
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IbisFla
Jun 1, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Great shot, Kurt!
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
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 1, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Fabulous hummer shot!!! Thanks for the new thread Kurt.
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: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Jun 1, 2016 11:10 AM CST
I agree I agree
Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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GrannyMarie
Jun 1, 2016 12:53 PM CST
Amazing hummer photo Kurt! Thanks for the new June thread!

Pretty mourning dove walking around the clover today.
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Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Jun 1, 2016 4:07 PM CST
Yes those Doves are pretty Marie, with nary a ruffled feather...ever.
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
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 1, 2016 4:57 PM CST
True. Doves never do have a ruffled feather do they?
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: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Jun 1, 2016 5:47 PM CST
I have never seen them bathing (that's possibly a different story) but every time I see them, their feathers look super smooth.
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
Hummingbirder Butterflies Birds Dragonflies Garden Photography Container Gardener
Seed Starter The WITWIT Badge Annuals Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia
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krobra
Jun 1, 2016 5:52 PM CST
I've seen them sitting in the bird baths Hilarious!

I have also read that sparrows will run into doves and knock feathers loose to use in building their nest
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
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IbisFla
Jun 1, 2016 5:58 PM CST
krobra said:
I have also read that sparrows will run into doves and knock feathers loose to use in building their nest


Now that must be funny Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Jun 1, 2016 6:00 PM CST
I agree ...sneaky...
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
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 1, 2016 7:02 PM CST
I have seen them just sitting in bird baths as well but never actually bathing. I believe Doves bathe in the dirt by taking dirt baths but I can not swear to that.
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: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
Hummingbirder Butterflies Birds Dragonflies Garden Photography Container Gardener
Seed Starter The WITWIT Badge Annuals Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia
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krobra
Jun 1, 2016 7:18 PM CST
I think they take showers , sitting in the branches or on wires in the rain.

the only time they are usually not sitting seems to be when they are eating or courting.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 1, 2016 8:38 PM CST
I had a dove not sitting or eating or courting today - battling with one of the red-bellied woodpeckers on the feeder, wish I'd snagged a picture of it. The woodpecker poked at the dove with that long beak, then the dove fluffed up and raised his wings up in quite a threatening manner, and the woodpecker took a couple of looks and flew off. The dove looked easily twice the size of the woodpecker when he got his feathers all ruffled.

Those woodpeckers can usually intimidate all the other birds, even the bluejays, but not that dove! Tomorrow, I will have the camera at the ready again, c/w the memory card installed . . . Rolling my eyes. *Blush*
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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GrannyMarie
Jun 1, 2016 9:21 PM CST
Elaine, I've seen the same thing happen at my feeders. A dove flew onto the feeder and chased a woodpecker and a blue jay off. I was so surprised to see such a thing!
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Jun 1, 2016 9:42 PM CST
Hmm...interesting!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Jun 2, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Yes, very interesting about the sweet and peaceful dove. Rolling my eyes.

I know some birds do like to take dirt baths, my chickens do it often. They're dusting for small mites, trying to get rid of them. They do something else - we call "Anting" where they lay their wings out. The other day I could see a group of cute little birdies, I think they are Wrens, out on the logs from a tree we had to cut down. I noticed them because they were making quite a lot of noise.

Birds - Anting
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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 2, 2016 10:15 AM CST
Those are so cute! Lovey dubby
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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