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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Dec 21, 2011 10:27 PM CST
PHANS of PHIL the PHEASANT starts at approximately post #20.
Have fun getting to know this guy!


I found a new bird at my bird bath today. It looked like a slightly bigger finch with a black head and cowell, white feathers along the outside of a longish tail, body mostly shades of gray. I took a pic from distance as it sat in my lime tree drying off. Will download tomorrow. Trying to find the name I ran across this site. If you're interested in birds in the area it might be interesting. Still haven't found the name of my new bird, however. Shrug!


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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Dec 21, 2011 10:40 PM CST
Found it...
Dark Eyed Junco...
http://www.utahbirds.org/birdsofutah/BirdsD-K/DarkEyedJunco2...

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Dec 22, 2011 3:29 AM CST
I love small chubby birds! He's adorable!!!

I have had a lot of hummers still this year. Yesterday one with a bright red head. Loved it!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Dec 22, 2011 3:29 AM CST
Susie, I love small chubby birds! He's adorable!!!

I have had a lot of hummers still this year. Yesterday one with a bright red head. Loved it!
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Dec 22, 2011 9:16 AM CST
He is adorable!!! I love the chubby birds too!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Dec 22, 2011 12:13 PM CST
He's pretty far south for a "Utah Bird"... maybe he's a "snowbird"? Green Grin!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Dec 22, 2011 12:26 PM CST
Green Grin!

This is a little chubby bird I painted in Austin Texas as part of a garden of Eden mural for a young girl.


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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Dec 22, 2011 12:46 PM CST
So it's a Texas Tweeter, huh? Cute. I'm glad you took pics!
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Dec 22, 2011 7:26 PM CST
I've never seen that bird in my Tucson garden, Susie. I hope he travels a little further south ! Whistling

I like your chubby little bird Becky ! Green Grin!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jan 14, 2012 11:14 AM CST
Nice! My calendar this year has hummingbirds. It's nice to look up and see them. I also see the real thing outside. Wish I still had flowers for them...the few left after the freezes aren't hummingbird favorites. But at least, there's the feeder!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jan 14, 2012 2:56 PM CST
My hummers never left this year....I am still seeing them but not ad frequently.
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jan 14, 2012 8:33 PM CST
I saw the Dark Eyed Junco AND MATE again in my yard today. Took a pic but too small to really see.
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Boopaints
Jan 14, 2012 8:46 PM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jan 31, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Here is a pic of the little guy in my yard.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 31, 2012 5:17 PM CST
Susie here is a photo of several Juncos, it shows the variations in color. The one in the upper left corner is a Slate-colored Junco. There are times in the early spring when we have about a hundred of them in the yard. Big Grin
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jan 31, 2012 5:38 PM CST
Margaret! Funny!!!!!! This is the only male I've ever seen ever. The female hangs around too. I imagine they'll head north soon.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 31, 2012 6:13 PM CST
I don't know Susie, it's still pretty cold here, 36F today. I wonder how long it takes them to arrive here from the south. Shrug!
Name: Jorja Hernandez
Glendale, UT (Zone 6b)
Jorja
Jan 31, 2012 8:02 PM CST
We get swarms of those little cuties here, year round. When they perch in the cold, all fluffed up, they're almost perfectly round. Smiling
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jan 31, 2012 9:11 PM CST
I guess they are the original version of our "Snowbirds".... heading south for a respite from the cold. They'll head up north when appropriate. I just thought it odd to see them. I'm always on the lookout for new birdies in my area. I've seen only one male Cardinal and one male Western Tanager in 18 years. Guess I don't get out much!

(the Cardinals are found in multitudes just 25 minutes from my house... but not AT my house except for one guy a few years ago. )
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jan 31, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Hehe! I have male cardinals galore these days...I was just noticing today how most of the cardinals I am seeing are males! Nice juncos...those would be a welcome sight!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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