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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 7, 2020 9:05 AM CST
We came from here: The thread "Bird Photos and Chat 2019" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Here we are January 2020! This is a place to share your bird photos and chat about birds. Everyone is welcome! Welcome!

The male cardinal is always a bright and beautiful sight in winter.

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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: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 7, 2020 9:13 AM CST
Thanks for the new thread for 2020 Christine!! What a beautiful Northern Cardinal photo!!! Lovey dubby
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 7, 2020 9:31 AM CST
Another chance to take this little one's picture. My last photo was identified by Bill as a Least Flycatcher. I think this is the same. Thumbs up
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Northern Flicker
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Not sure. A different kind of flicker?
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I've been trying for days to get a picture of a chickadee! This is the best one I've managed to get.
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Dark Eyed Junco
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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: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 7, 2020 10:02 AM CST
Oh my, I love the pretty Chickadee and the Junco; those are two we don't see here in my area! Such pretty little ones! Lovey dubby
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Morgan
IL (Zone 5b)
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molanic
Jan 7, 2020 10:35 AM CST
Great photos for the new year! I recently got a new camera since my old one was on its last legs, but it's been so dreary and cold out that I haven't been outside to practice with it much yet. Seems like there haven't been many good birds around here lately either.
wildflowers said:
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Looks like a yellow-bellied sapsucker. I rarely see them here and they're seemingly always a whole street over way high up in a tree, so that I can barely see it even with binoculars. I always thought they had a crazy name because there are other sapsuckers with much more of a yellow belly... but they're called something else!

Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Jan 7, 2020 11:03 AM CST
federal (Amblyramphus holosericeus)

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It is one of my favorite birds that can be seen in the country. Near where I live.
It is a very beautiful bird. It likes to be near ponds and wet places. It feeds mainly on insects but also eats seeds and fruits
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 7, 2020 2:54 PM CST
I love the male cardinal. I don't think we see them here.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 7, 2020 7:44 PM CST
Thanks for the new thread Christine & I agree with Morgan. You have a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker there. Nice shot. I have a couple of them here & they are the devil to catch shots of. I swear they have eyes in the back of their head & play ring around the tree when you try to get pictures. Aggravating! They adore my big sycamore tree & you can see all the holes they've put in the trunk.

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Amazing bird Cecelia!
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 8, 2020 6:14 AM CST
Oh yes, thank you Morgan and Ann for the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker ID. What a name. Hilarious! Of course it must be hard to actually see if they have a yellow belly when they always seem to be belly up to a tree! lol!

Lin, thank you for the nice comments. I think those are winter birds here, or at least that's when I see them. Winter is when I can get a better look at my feathered friends. Most of the trees here are deciduous so all of the leaves are out of the way. Hilarious!

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

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 8, 2020 9:28 AM CST
That's a good way of putting it Christine. They indeed are always belly up to the tree. 😆😆😆
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jan 12, 2020 11:09 AM CST
We haven't had a lot of activity at the feeders. We had a little snow last night, so a bit more action out there today!
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These three sat motionless for several minutes yesterday. I never did spot the hawk, but there had to be one out there!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 12, 2020 11:16 AM CST
Rose, those are wonderful photos, it sure looks like you have a wide variety of beauties visiting the feeders!! Lovey dubby
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 12, 2020 11:52 AM CST
Wonderful photos, Rose! Thumbs up It's interesting that we have many of the same birds. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jan 12, 2020 12:05 PM CST
Thank You!

I'm not a big fan of snow, but ground cover certainly makes for a feeding frenzy at the feeders!
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Jan 12, 2020 3:44 PM CST
About one or two years ago I posted the photos of two owls that lived under the roof of my brother's house. I visited my brother today and the owls are still there.
Their common name here is alilicucu,
scientific name: Megascops choliba.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2020 10:42 AM CST
My husband went to take the trash out this morning and spotted a turkey in the backyard so he came in to tell me, knowing that I'd want to try to get pictures. At first I saw only two, that took off through the backyard when they spotted me but I quietly walked around and hid behind a tree and noticed there were 5 total, eating birdseed that was on the ground near the feeders. I sneaked up behind the closest tree to zoom in and get a few pictures.
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~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
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Jan 13, 2020 11:36 AM CST
I took a break from working through my three month backlog of Lehigh Parkway images Sticking tongue out to toss together a quick slideshow of some cardinals I spotted on 9 January. There were at least three of them and, at first, they would only perch in trees, where a couldn't get a clean image. Grumbling They kept flitting about from tree to tree for over an hour, before they finally put down briefly across the creek. They were about eighty feet away, (let's hear it for long lenses Hurray! ), but I will take what I can get.

See Dropbox File:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0l9...

Back to the backlog, Sighing! here are a few Great Blue Heron images taken of 14 October:

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2020 12:17 PM CST
I always enjoy seeing photos of the Great Blue Herons and what nice a video of the Northern Cardinal with the accompanying music "Somewhere Sunny"! Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 13, 2020 1:31 PM CST
Nice close up pics of the heron! Thumbs up

Lin, are those young turkeys? Lovey dubby
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2020 2:47 PM CST
wildflowers said: Lin, are those young turkeys? Lovey dubby

LOL, I have no idea; I've never seen any bigger ones around here ... maybe the Florida variety are just small in size? Shrug!

~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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