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Old 02-28-2014, 12:38 PM   #91
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Purple finches are still here, they are our winter finches along with the goldfinches that stay all year.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:30 PM   #92
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Nice photos Linrose. I have noticed the goldfinches here are started to get their summer feathers. The red bellied woodpeckers here come to the suet feeders well into the summer. They grab a beakfull and fly off. I think they may be feeding their young.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:48 PM   #93
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I've been negligent on resupplying the suet feeder, I have put out raisins and cranberries but I think the squirrels and possums have enjoyed them and not the birds. I did see a bluebird yesterday which is always a happy moment. I love seeing that bright flash of blue.
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With our latest warm spell some insects were about and the red-bellied woodpeckers are coming to the feeders less often and are staying in the woods. I always know when they are around because of their loud trilling call.
Cute shot.

I am always happy to see them...I guess I'm not ready to see them retreat into the woods yet.
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Purple finches are still here, they are our winter finches along with the goldfinches that stay all year.
I used to see purple finches a lot when living on the western side of the state.

I'm happy to have goldfinches more and more often...and more of them this year, it seems. I rarely saw them in Western PA. I don't think our yard and surrounding area were conducive to them.
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Nice photos Linrose. I have noticed the goldfinches here are started to get their summer feathers.
"Mine" have yet to start to change color. It shouldn't be much longer.

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I did see a bluebird yesterday which is always a happy moment. I love seeing that bright flash of blue.
Now that is something to look forward to. I haven't seen mine in about two months.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:48 AM   #97
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The winter storm started yesterday as 2 inches of rain which changed to sleet, ice pellets and then to snow overnight. Branches are iced up and there's a couple of inches of snow on the ground and it is still coming down. The birds have flocked to the feeders today, they must have pretty much picked the seeds and berries clean from the plants. I try to make sure the feeders are full in late winter because of that. There was so much activity that I scattered some loose seed on the deck for the groundfeeders and the overflow. The juncos and sparrows came out more than I've seen all winter and I saw a red-winged blackbird, several actually, for the first time since we've lived here. An Eastern towhee showed up too, he keeps himself pretty scarce but shows up from time to time. A huge flock of grackles came by also and gobbled up a whole quart of sunflower seeds in no time. Even the blue jays seemed interested and they usually don't come to the feeders but stay tucked away in the woods.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:54 AM   #98
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More birds!
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Another red-bellied woodpecker!
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #100
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Blackbirds of all sorts must be moving through here now, first the red-winged blackbird, the grackles, the brown-headed cowbird. I think they congregate together in big blackbird groups. The grackles are definitely the thugs of the group but they even managed to share with the rest today, they must be that hungry.

They sure can go through a lot of seed in short order.
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