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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 7:55 AM CST

A thread to post anything pertaining to gardening for the birds.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 29, 2011 8:39 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Nov 29, 2011 9:35 PM CST
What about the birds? favorite foods? Zones? Migrations?
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 30, 2011 3:49 AM CST
Anything regarding gardening for them. Where species are located, where they migrate, what plants nourish and shelter them, and their favorite hang-outs in your garden. And pictures!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 30, 2011 9:05 AM CST
I know on DG we had "bug files" - I'm not sure if we will have that available here, or for birds, although it would be great if we could link on-site pictures by our members. I've been doing that with plants to do that with on the BF food thread.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Dec 5, 2011 11:32 AM CST
Yey! A thread for the birds! Our mainstay here in our garden are hummingbirds Smiling
Sharing this photo taken May2011, they go near wherever my feedrs are, make those nectar feeder containers red, big or small, it will be a magnet for them Big Grin

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 5, 2011 12:14 PM CST
What a great shot, tarev. Do they visit any plants in your yard?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Dec 5, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Ah these little ones are way too busy chasing away their kin from the nectar feeders...though I do find them at times trying to poke the little flowers of my haworthia succulent Big Grin They live on the tall city trees along our sideyard, so I guess they just do their nectar diving spree in my yard for their food Smiling

Here is another shot, taken Oct2011

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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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sheryl
Dec 5, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Great shots! You make them look so much larger than what I know they are ....
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Dec 6, 2011 10:23 AM CST
Waking up today to 29F and saw this little hummingbird having a very early breakfast Big Grin

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 6, 2011 10:25 AM CST
All my feeders are starting to get very busy now. Keep the pictures coming, please. Luv them! Green Grin!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Dec 6, 2011 4:41 PM CST
This video was taken on Nov 2010, usually hoping to take photos of hummingbirds, instead got a video of this bird hanging around our sideyard..some segments a bit long, this bird just taking its sweet time inspecting the locale Smiling

http://vimeo.com/33227457
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 7, 2011 5:48 AM CST
Great. They are fascinating to watch. Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Dec 9, 2011 4:12 AM CST
Something I found very informative:

http://landscaping.about.com/cs/treesshrubs/a/american_elms....
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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sheryl
Dec 9, 2011 10:13 AM CST
One of the best arguments I've seen against monoculture and species over-planting.

But I think maybe you were trying to point something else out that I missed?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Dec 9, 2011 11:23 AM CST
Just informational for those with Elm trees or who need to replace dead or dying ones. Also pertinent re: Baltimore Orioles.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 9, 2011 12:32 PM CST
sheryl said:One of the best arguments I've seen against monoculture and species over-planting.

But I think maybe you were trying to point something else out that I missed?


But along that same line of thinking ...... the Leyland Cypress trees are dying & it's spreading rapidly (from disease). Overpopulation or mass popularity aka species overplanting.

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: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 9, 2011 6:16 PM CST
Birth of a Hummingbird. Thought it was interesting.

*** Click "next" in lower right corner to page forward.

http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Dec 9, 2011 6:35 PM CST
Absolutely, Ann. Deja vu all over again.

Wow, now that's a macro shot! Thanks, Janice!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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
Dec 9, 2011 8:50 PM CST
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh the link isn't working for me. i even tried copy & past & it keeps saying URL not found. Crying
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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