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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
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 12, 2017 9:51 PM CST
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Northern Flicker

Better late than never. It's almost the middle of November but we'll finish out the rest of the month here.
We came from here:
The thread "Bird Photos - October 2017" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum


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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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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 12, 2017 9:52 PM CST

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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Name: Becky Panetta
Dacula, Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Orchids Seed Starter
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beclu727
Nov 13, 2017 2:38 PM CST
LOL! I was going back and forth between the Oct and Nov threads trying to figure out what I was doing wrong.

I am finally getting ready for bird watching. A little late, I know. Had cataract surgery in both eyes last month and I am finally getting used to seeing without glasses. I still will need glasses for reading and driving though. No RX for 2 more weeks. Argh! So today I am doing a good cleaning of my feeders and going to make some suet.

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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 13, 2017 5:42 PM CST
I'm sorry for the confusion Becky and everyone else. That's what I get for posting when I'm tired & ready to go to bed. I goofed big time! *Blush* *Blush* I have wiped out my confusing post above & so it's now blank.
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: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
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carolem
Nov 16, 2017 3:27 PM CST
oh so great to discover a bird photos tab here too! Will indulge you with a few iconic Kookaburra photos, my back fence, there's a gate to the 'bush-corridor' there and from time to time, depending on time of year, one or two kookaburras like to sit there.

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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Nov 16, 2017 3:36 PM CST
Yesterday was another clear, crisp and calm day in Allentown, so, I grabbed the Nikons and headed into the Little Lehigh Parkway. A bit upstream of the gauging station bridge I found one of our old feathered friends perched on a rock on the opposite stream bank:
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He did a bit of preening, seemed to chucle, and then settled into one of his statue modes:
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After twenty or so minute of inaction, I continued upstream. Fifty yards or so after the ninety degree turn, I just happened to glance up a tree on the opposite bank. There was another Heron, forty to fifty feet above the stream:
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I switched to the long lens and grabbed a few closeups:
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I hung around for twenty minutes or so, again with no meaningful action. I continued upstream to the trout nursery.
As I headed back home, I noted that, an hour and a half later, both birds were still parked in their original spots.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Nov 16, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Carole, Love the Kookaburras. They look like they're smiling. Hilarious!
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Nov 16, 2017 7:11 PM CST
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Northern Flicker

Better late than never. It's almost the middle of November but we'll finish out the rest of the month here.
We came from here:
The thread "Bird Photos - October 2017" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

ann that bird bath has magical powers!! it attracts the nicest birds!! really amazing!! Hurray!


Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Nov 16, 2017 7:25 PM CST
sittin ina chair being retired, these guys showed up. one is a downey, the other, I am not sure... sparrow maybe? Shrug!
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this is mom...she is out with the baby! Smiling the downey is a baby too I think! Smiling
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
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carolem
Nov 16, 2017 7:36 PM CST
Hi Johnny, enjoyed your bird photos. The Downey Woodpecker is super. Sparrow, yes I'm sure you're right. Remember them from childhood years but never see them here. I believe you can blame that on territorial species, one culprit would be the predominant Noisy/Native Miner.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Nov 16, 2017 7:42 PM CST
hi carole! thank you! the downey wouldn't hold still he was a little out of focus. here is another pic of a bird I'm not sure of...
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titmouse? maybe? almost done says I need to look em up and quit bein so lazy! Whistling
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
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carolem
Nov 16, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Johnny if I was familiar with your bird species I'd enjoy throwing in the suggestion. Too many oceans between us, and the birds; though that doesn't stop some from winging their way to the other side does it? Amazing - the birds and what they can accomplish.

A quote from Robert Lynd: There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 16, 2017 9:09 PM CST
That is a Titmouse Johnny and the other may be a Field Sparrow.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
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carolem
Nov 17, 2017 2:59 AM CST
Native Noisy Miners (I mentioned a little earlier today); to aquaint you, sharing some pics. They're a little bit quirky and interesting to watch; comical expressions at times!


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...it's a stand-off?

ps - I know it should have been obvious (but I get it now), that photographs for this category are meant to have actually been taken DURING the specific month. Was so eager to work with photos already in my files ..........(oops, won't happen again).
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
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Texas (Zone 8a)
Passionate about Native Plants
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GrammaChar
Nov 17, 2017 7:56 AM CST
Fantastic photos!!!!! You not only captured the images of the birds but their personalities as well. Good job!
I tip my hat to you.
GrammaChar
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Nov 17, 2017 11:59 AM CST
I agree Great shots!
Name: Sandy
Tennessee (Zone 6b)
Region: Tennessee Birds Annuals Garden Photography
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Lakeside
Nov 17, 2017 6:09 PM CST
@neverdone


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I'm pretty sure your sparrow is a Chipping Sparrow. They have a rusty colored cap on the top of the head and a dark line through the eye. I have a few of those around my place too. Pretty little things. Field Sparrows are similar but have some orange around the face. The field sparrows seem less common too. I've only ever seen one here. But then, I have no fields ... :-D

"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~ Iris Murdoch
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Nov 17, 2017 7:12 PM CST
thank you sandy! we have a few visiting us lately. Thank You!
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Nov 17, 2017 7:15 PM CST
carolem said:Native Noisy Miners (I mentioned a little earlier today); to aquaint you, sharing some pics. They're a little bit quirky and interesting to watch; comical expressions at times!


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the meeting place


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...it's a stand-off?

ps - I know it should have been obvious (but I get it now), that photographs for this category are meant to have actually been taken DURING the specific month. Was so eager to work with photos already in my files ..........(oops, won't happen again).


carole those miners are really something!! nice camera work!! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You!
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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 19, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Thanks for the new thread Johnny!

Carole, no problem with your photos being "out of season". We love seeing birds from other countries no matter what time of year! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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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