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Old 11-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #161
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Today at my feeder...

Carolina chickadee
Today I saw:-chickadee-elegant-web.jpg

Tufted titmouse, note the tuft, Dap!
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Pine warbler
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White breasted and red breasted nuthatches
Today I saw:-red-breasted-nuthatch-seed-web.jpg Today I saw:-white-breasted-nuthatch-side-view-web.jpg
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #162
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Great pics, turttle! I have never had much luck with good bird shots.
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Nice shots.

I think the pine warbler is beautiful! Great position--it really shows him off well.

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Tufted titmouse, note the tuft, Dap!
I see it, turttle, I see it. Looks like little more than a cowlick to me though.
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I see it, turttle, I see it. Looks like little more than a cowlick to me though.

Now here's a tuft (or two):

Today I saw:-097.jpg

Today I saw:-titmouse.jpg

Maybe yours need to apply some hair gel.
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Still impugning my titmice I see...hair gel, indeed! He just was going for the cool, sophisticated look, out on a date with his friends.

I caught a few of his friends this morning.

I spent half an hour sitting outside near my feeder, temp about 40, shooting photos. The titmice are easy to photograph, even if they don't put their tufts up much (perhaps styles in tufts are different here in NC? I sense a paper here..."Cultural differences in tuft styles in titmice populations between PA and NC"...you should write it, Dap!)
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:26 AM   #166
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Last night we got our first snowfall of the season. That's my cue to start putting out food for the birds. I filled my feeders with black oil sunflower seeds and put out some suet for the woodpeckers. Visitors today included black-capped chickadees, American goldfinches, slate-colored juncos, pine grosbeaks, mourning doves, northern cardinals, blue jays, and downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers.

The most unusual were the pine grosbeaks. We haven't seen them for several years. All of the rest are regular feeder visitors.
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SThe titmice are easy to photograph, even if they don't put their tufts up much (perhaps styles in tufts are different here in NC? I sense a paper here..."Cultural differences in tuft styles in titmice populations between PA and NC"...you should write it, Dap!)
A former colleague of mine wrote a dissertation on regional differences in songs among birds of the same species, so...
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Still impugning my titmice I see...hair gel, indeed! He just was going for the cool, sophisticated look, out on a date with his friends.

I caught a few of his friends this morning.

I spent half an hour sitting outside near my feeder, temp about 40, shooting photos. The titmice are easy to photograph, even if they don't put their tufts up much (perhaps styles in tufts are different here in NC? I sense a paper here..."Cultural differences in tuft styles in titmice populations between PA and NC"...you should write it, Dap!)
~smile~. I'm just playin' with ya. . I've got my share of shots where the tuft is barely visible too. I just didn't quite recognize it as a titmouse without that little tuft.

Great shots! ...and great idea for a paper...you had me laughing until I saw the suggestion that I write it! ...But fear not...looks like Rebek might know someone:
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Whaddaya think, Rebek?
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Last night we got our first snowfall of the season. That's my cue to start putting out food for the birds. I filled my feeders with black oil sunflower seeds and put out some suet for the woodpeckers. Visitors today included black-capped chickadees, American goldfinches, slate-colored juncos, pine grosbeaks, mourning doves, northern cardinals, blue jays, and downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers.

The most unusual were the pine grosbeaks. We haven't seen them for several years. All of the rest are regular feeder visitors.
Wonderful news, NEWisc!

We had flurries the other day...and I've been meaning to get some black oil sunflower seed, so far I've been putting out peanuts or almonds...sharing what I have in the cupboard. That has drawn in the usual: chickadees, tufted titmice, and nuthatches. A bluejay showed up once or twice too.
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~smile~. I'm just playin' with ya. . looks like Rebek might know someone:


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Whaddaya think, Rebek?
Alas, the former colleague has abandoned ornithology for the life of a college president.
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