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Old 05-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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OMG!!! I forgot about the bird porn thread!!! Where is it>>>>?
I just started it today: http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...bird-porn.html ...was there already one!?
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I really need to invest in a good camera so I can take pictures of these kinds of things.... from far away, of course. My camera is lousy!
When I first joined, I didn't have a good camera, but I still posted pictures...so you can too. Then, when you get around to getting a better one, people will praise you and say that you've really improved in your photography skills!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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When I first joined, I didn't have a good camera, but I still posted pictures...so you can too. Then, when you get around to getting a better one, people will praise you and say that you've really improved in your photography skills!
oh, good idea ... so when i do get a new camera, i'll have to remember to keep it a secret from all of you!
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oh, good idea ... so when i do get a new camera, i'll have to remember to keep it a secret from all of you!

~smile~

I have always been told "don't blame the tool", but I know my photography skills didn't improve as much as everyone said...I just started using a better quality camera...then the compliments started coming in.

You know, we'll start suspecting something even if you do keep it a secret.
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You know, we'll start suspecting something even if you do keep it a secret.
Haha----you're probably right!

This afternoon as I sat outside, the female oriole flew into the yard and perched about 15 ft away on the vegetable trellis netting, looking around....then she flew to the kid's trampoline netting and perched there, then she flew to the baby swing and perched on it. I was intrigued & wonder whether their nest is already built, or are they building it now? What was the female looking for?

There are 2 large elms in the neighboring yard, but no evidence of a nest there. Does mating occur before or after nest building?
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Sorry, you are asking the wrong person. I don't know...but I sort of suspect that building a nest might stimulate the readiness to mate.
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Well not today but yesterday I saw( I'm a little late in posting )

Osprey on a nesting platform with a nest built(2 weeks ago the platform was bare)
And a Prothonotary warbler the first I've ever seen and been able to identify I love may summer job to bad they don't pay me to bird watch!
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Well not today but yesterday I saw( I'm a little late in posting )

Osprey on a nesting platform with a nest built(2 weeks ago the platform was bare)
And a Prothonotary warbler the first I've ever seen and been able to identify I love may summer job to bad they don't pay me to bird watch!
A day late is nothing...I still have things I was supposed to post a month or so ago!

Congrats on the sightings. Something tells me that even if you don't get paid to bird watch, your summer job allows you to catch some great sights.
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Osprey on a nesting platform with a nest built(2 weeks ago the platform was bare)
And a Prothonotary warbler the first I've ever seen and been able to identify I love may summer job to bad they don't pay me to bird watch!
I'd love to see a Prothonotary warbler! Lucky you!

12 years ago after college I had a summer job to birdwatch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.... getting paid to climb mountains at dawn and listen for different birds. I still can't believe I actually got paid to do that! I wish I could re-live those days
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---- My first hummingbird of the year!
So did I! Today...only a few days after your sighting.

I just happened to look out the window...and there it was perched on a bare branch not more than 10-15 ft. away. Instead of rushing for the camera, and very likely missing it, I just stood there and enjoyed the moment. After about 20 seconds if flew off.

Hopefully, as my natives grow in, I'll see more of them and more often.
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