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Old 01-02-2014, 08:06 AM   #581
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Lucky you Rebek. It has been years since I've seen a fox sparrow.
I had to look it up as I'd never seen one before.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #582
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Attachment 39858 Hooded Merganser drake with a fish! How cute is that?

And Lib, I was trying to get another dove nest shot but they're on another laptop and probably external HD too, but I barely know how to use this for now!
Love the merganser photo with the fish! How cool!
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mourning doves relaxing on the pokeweed
They always seem to hunker down like that. . Nice to get a group shot.
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That is a great shot. I've only seen them as pictures in a book. Unusual looking birds...unusual, but attractive.
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I had to look it up as I'd never seen one before.
I had to look them up too...because I think I've been getting them...although I'm still not sure that is what I have.
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That is a great shot. I've only seen them as pictures in a book. Unusual looking birds...unusual, but attractive.
I got to release a merganser on Thanksgiving morning. She was found exhausted on someone's balcony in Atlantic City. After resting for a day, I realized she could fly (she flew out of my tub and into my bedroom), so I took her outside and released her in the bay.
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I got to release a merganser on Thanksgiving morning. She was found exhausted on someone's balcony in Atlantic City. After resting for a day, I realized she could fly (she flew out of my tub and into my bedroom), so I took her outside and released her in the bay.
What a great story! I'm sure you were grateful for the experience.
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Yesterday I saw a white crowned sparrow and an eastern towhee at my feeders. My bluebird houses are all cleaned out so the birds can huddle in them at night to stay warm.
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That's funny I just looked out at my feeders and I have an Eastern Towhee as well! It's 6 degrees out right now with a wind chill of -30 all the birds look pretty cold glad I filled up all the feeders yesterday BRRRRRRRrrrrrr!
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And I worry that it will be 6 tonight with a wind chill of 0. Brrr indeed! Makes me feel sorry for the birds. How do they keep their feet from freezing?
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