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Old 05-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #501
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Barn swallow at, can you guess? My daughter's horse's barn!
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I had an exciting sighting in my backyard this morning. A female Golden-winged warbler! That's another first for my yard. I was unable to get a clear photo of her though I'm hoping she shows up again some time today.
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What, you are tired of "Official Plant Nerd" already?
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Barn swallow at, can you guess? My daughter's horse's barn!
I *love* barn swallows! I'd love to have them here, but so far, no luck.

I do however have tree swallows.
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I had an exciting sighting in my backyard this morning. A female Golden-winged warbler! That's another first for my yard. I was unable to get a clear photo of her though I'm hoping she shows up again some time today.
Very cool. (I didn't know what they were, so I looked them up. Nice-looking little things, aren't they?)
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Dap, you need to build a barn....

A red-eyed vireo from a tree by my stream this morning.

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Dap, you need to build a barn....
...No I don't.

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A red-eyed vireo from a tree by my stream this morning.
I probably told this story before, but when I was still living at home, a bird hit our window. I went out, found it dazed, put it in a shoebox, and place it in one of the many spruce trees my dad put in. While it was recovering, I got out the bird book and discovered it was a red-eyed vireo. I'd never seen one before that and had never heard of it. By the time I got back to check on it, it was gone.

That is my encounter with a red-eyed vireo. Being that they are somewhat shy and are not feeder birds, I would likely never have seen one had it not had an unfortunate encounter with a window. Now, I'm hoping to some day shoot a photo of a bird moving in the branches, and discover, after I upload it, that we do have red-eyed vireos in our yard.
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Very cool! Maybe you need to have a horse in it so there are flies for them to eat? Or maybe to leave the doors open so they can nest inside? I could loan you a horse for a few months when my daughter goes to college if you want to try the experiment...the manure would be good for the garden, too...and she wouldn't eat too many of your plants!
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