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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Sep 2, 2018 7:46 AM CST
kicking off fall with a few twilight hummer photos on the volunteer agastaches

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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Sep 2, 2018 8:18 AM CST
Lovely! Lovey dubby

There's still a gazillion hummingbirds here and I still have to keep the feeders full of nectar. Dreams of more flowers someday!

Looks like I'm going to have to break down and wash some windows! *Blush* Hilarious! Hilarious!
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I haven't given up on trying to get some group shots. Not there yet on getting a good one!

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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: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 2, 2018 10:17 AM CST
I keep trying to get a shot of a male RT that is here. It has a white spot smack on top of it's head. You can only see it when you can see the top of his head or part of the top of his head. If hummingbirds weren't hard enough to get shots of, now I have to try to get a shot when the bird is at least slightly below my eye level. Grumbling Grumbling
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Sep 2, 2018 11:28 AM CST
it is probably just pollen Ann , like this shot from last year

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which I took looking down from a 2nd story window

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 2, 2018 12:44 PM CST
Oh wow Kurt! That is amazing and yes that's about the same size as what I am seeing on this hummingbird. The thing is, I've been seeing this on this particular bird for at least a week solid. If it were pollen I would think it would be gone by now. Your thoughts?
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Sep 2, 2018 12:50 PM CST
it keeps visiting the the same type of pollen covered flower/s

most likely a large trumpet shaped flower , I think mine was getting it from a trumpet vine , Campsis radicans
Not all those who wander are lost - J. R. R. Tolkien
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Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Sep 2, 2018 12:52 PM CST
Breakfast at the Currant Buffet(tm)

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(I think those are currants...)




Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Sep 2, 2018 1:02 PM CST
Chokecherry Buffet ™
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 2, 2018 2:03 PM CST
Very intriguing Kurt. I'm going to do my best to examine this one more closely. It will be easier to catch it in the binoculars than the camera so I'm going to see if I can ID it as pollen.

I think that bird is a Woodhouse's Scrub Jay Asa.
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Sep 2, 2018 2:22 PM CST
krobra said:it is probably just pollen Ann , like this shot from last year

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Kurt, this photo is so beautiful. It's like a professional portrait. Well done!

Christine, I'd say that first picture is a very successful group shot!
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2018
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dirtdorphins
Sep 2, 2018 2:26 PM CST
yup, that is our former western scrub jay now the Woodhouse's...we still just call it a jay, and it calls back-- we don't know what it calls us Hilarious!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 2, 2018 3:31 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!

I have a particular fondness for Scrub jays. At one time, we had a pair of Eastern Scrub jays who were quite friendly. They would land on us. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 2, 2018 5:03 PM CST
I love the pretty Hummingbirds! Lovey dubby It's been a month since I've seen a hummingbird, I figure they flew off to someplace where it's a bit cooler, without the mid 90's and high humidity!

Asa, that Western Scrub Jay is beautiful! Lovey dubby

All types of birds have been scarce around here lately but I did spot 4 hawks flying around the neighborhood this afternoon. Two landed at the top of the neighbors oak tree; one took off right away but the other hung around awhile, just surveying the neighborhood from it's perch. The first photo with the two also has some flying insect in the picture. Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 2, 2018 5:41 PM CST
Wonderful photos Lin!!! Hurray! That's got to be a large flying insect. Compare it with the size of the bird & it's wow. Blinking
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: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 3, 2018 11:03 AM CST
Ann, I'm not sure what it was but I zoomed in and cropped the photo, so that insect may not have been quite as large as it looks in the photo. Smiling It might be one of the large dragonflies that we've seen all summer, possibly the Carolina Saddlebags: http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74...
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Asa

Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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evermorelawnless
Sep 3, 2018 11:40 AM CST
@flaflwrgrl - thank you for the ID. I appreciate that. I'm pretty terrible with taxonomy (be it with plants or animals). Mine's kind of binary: pretty or not pretty ;)

edit: in rethinking that, it might be: compelling or not compelling. That's more inclusive and really more accurate.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 3, 2018 11:44 AM CST
You are welcome Asa. With me, my curiosity demands that I figure it out most of the time.
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: Lin
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
Sep 4, 2018 3:41 PM CST
Pileated Woodpecker in a Magnolia tree:
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
Sep 7, 2018 10:55 PM CST
Love all the photos!!!

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Mindi

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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Sep 8, 2018 1:03 PM CST
The hoot owl was calling pretty close so I went and found him or her I don't know how to tell the difference. This one had a loud but low-deep call.

Hoot Owl aka Barred Owl

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More hummingbirds

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