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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 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
Mar 2, 2018 1:28 PM CST
Since I didn't see a March thread yet I thought I'd begin a new one for the month. Please join in and share photos of your favorite birdies! We came from here The thread "Bird Photos - February, 2018" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Tufted Titmouse
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Northern Cardinal
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Mar 2, 2018 4:48 PM CST
@plantladylin thanks Lin; loving your birds for today; just beautiful photographs.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Mar 2, 2018 4:57 PM CST
...it's duck day for my contribution Smiling

Hardhead
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Australian Wood Duck
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Plumed Whistling Duck
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Chestnut Teal
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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
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Mar 2, 2018 5:13 PM CST
I sort of left you folks hanging as to if there was anything further to report from 21 February's Little Lehigh hike.
Well, after getting the less than great Bluejay image just past Klein's Bridge, nothing noteworthy had showed up by the time I reached Fish Hatchery Road ( as far as I have gone in the past). However, frustrated by the lack of results, I pressed on upstream into unexplored territory (for me that is) for another half mile or so. The first thing I noticed was a new spring:
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Although there wasn't a real trail, I continued on until the embankment from Keystone Road precluded any further progress. However, just at that point, fate took pity on me and intervened in the form of several Canada Geese, which graciously posed for me:
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I have previously not been too fond of geese (they are messy birds), but I did have to thank these guys for their support.
As I headed back downstream, just before reaching Fish Hatchery Road again, I glanced skyward and noticed another hawk at altitude:
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By the way, has anyone determined what he UFFO was in my last post? Shrug!
And, did I spot anything else before getting back home? Rolling my eyes.
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Mar 2, 2018 5:16 PM CST
carolem said:...it's duck day for my contribution Smiling



Nice ducks! Could you send a few up my way? Some variety would be nice here! Big Grin
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 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
Mar 2, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Carole, Thumbs up Love all the ducks; oh my ... that Hardhead ... those eyes! Lovey dubby Cute shot of the Wood Duck standing on one leg and the Chestnut Teal is really stunning!

Robert, great shots! I love Canadian Geese; possibly because we don't see them very often down here. Green Grin! the expression on the one in photo #4 needs a caption like "Whatcha looking at?" Photo #6, of the pair in with the sun reflecting on the water is so nice! Is that neat Hawk the Red-tailed? They are a lot larger than the Red-shouldered that we have so many of here. The Red-tailed is found here too but I rarely see them. I'll have to go back and look at your last post again with the UFFO.
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Mar 2, 2018 6:30 PM CST
plantladylin said:

Robert, Is that neat Hawk the Red-tailed? They are a lot larger than the Red-shouldered that we have so many of here. The Red-tailed is found here too but I rarely see them. I'll have to go back and look at your last post again with the UFFO.


I do believe that it is a Red Tailed Hawk. I rarely see any other type (a Cooper's Hawk once) along the Little Lehigh. Variety is not the Parkway's strong point! Sighing!
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 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
Mar 2, 2018 6:54 PM CST
Robert, I thought because of the size and the tail that it might be the Red-tailed Hawk!

By the way .... I went back to the February thread and took a look at your UFF and I really don't know what bird that is. At first I thought it looked a bit like a female Pine Siskin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... but they have pointed bills and I don't their bills are as thick as the bird in your photo. Do you recall if the bill was crossed? I wonder if it could be a female or juvenile Red Crossbill?
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Mar 2, 2018 7:09 PM CST
plantladylin said:Robert, I thought because of the size and the tail that it might be the Red-tailed Hawk!

By the way .... I went back to the February thread and took a look at your UFF and I really don't know what bird that is. At first I thought it looked a bit like a female Pine Siskin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... but they have pointed bills and I don't their bills are as thick as the bird in your photo. Do you recall if the bill was crossed? I wonder if it could be a female or juvenile Red Crossbill?
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I looked at your reference images, and also at the Cornell web-pages for the candidates you proposed. They didn't seem to match the UFFO. In particular, the "lighting stripe behind the eyes and the black bill seemed off the mark. Of course, if I was wiser, I wouldn't have to ask what it was in the first place! Shrug! Sighing!
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Mar 2, 2018 10:56 PM CST
@marsrover nice that you explored a little bit of new territory Robert; great Canada Geese as a result and the hawk.

Take your pick Robert amongst these Pacific Black ducks, just for something new.


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Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Mar 3, 2018 8:16 AM CST
woodpecker came by this morning and was almost breakfast Crying images are way noisy and oof.... sorry.... Shrug!
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just when you think its safe to go into the birdseed.....

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it's not..... I guess they as hard to catch as they are to photograph Hilarious! he got away Thumbs up
Name: Suz
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
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Almostdone
Mar 3, 2018 8:26 AM CST
Wow... That was close! @neverdone. @marsrover, Robert, those are lovely. @plantladylin I see Lukas Nursery in geneva is having a sale on Azaleas this weekend. Nice nursery they have. Hi @carolem! As usual, your killin it with your beautiful images.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 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
Mar 3, 2018 10:04 AM CST
@neverdone, I'm so glad that WP was not breakfast for the (Cooper's?) Hawk! I know it's all part of nature and hawks have to eat too but gee ... I wish they had a preference for squirrels rather than birds. Although I like to watch squirrels and their funny antics, there are more squirrels to spare. Green Grin!
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Mar 3, 2018 11:07 AM CST
@marsrover I also think your UFO looks like a red-tail hawk. Thumbs up

A pair of wood ducks at the pond.
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And the chickens... Hilarious!
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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: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Mar 3, 2018 12:30 PM CST
So funny! Yes, chickens are birds too! Whistling
AKA Joey.
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Mar 3, 2018 2:12 PM CST
@plantladylin that all happened crazy fast. I didn't know that hawk came in , let alone knew I got a shot of him. If he would have gotten ol' WP, at least it would have been over quick. I'm glad WP is ok. BTW ,.love that titmouse! Thank You!
Name: Beverly
Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Mar 3, 2018 2:32 PM CST
@plantladylin what a wonderful way to open March with the Tufted Titmice. They are so adorable and such good photos.

Also all the ducks that followed...i am a real push over when it comes to ducks. Smiling
Name: MarĂ­a Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Mar 3, 2018 3:29 PM CST
This owl family lives under the roof of my brother's house.
The common name here is alilicucu.
I have searched for the scientific name and it is Megascops choliba
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Mar 3, 2018 5:18 PM CST
ceci said:This owl family lives under the roof of my brother's house.
The common name here is alilicucu.
I have searched for the scientific name and it is Megascops choliba
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Oooooohhh, and you caught three of them! Are there more?
AKA Joey.
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Mar 3, 2018 5:39 PM CST
@wildflowers Christine the wood-ducks are great to see on the pond. Domestic hens are yours?

@ceci great to see the owls Smiling

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

Vincent Van Gough

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