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Old 12-29-2016, 11:04 PM   #91
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I'm always imagining what your property must be like, as well as the community you live in. The birds you are able to see and become familiar with are rare or absent for many others, people on this site and elsewhere. We're fortunate that you share your experiences so thoroughly and capably.

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Old 12-30-2016, 12:45 AM   #92
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I do think that I am very lucky with the birds, I feed a couple of others and can get within 2 feet of the pileated woodpeckers that I feed each day and the downies. The flickers come to the feeders as soon as I come back in.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:35 AM   #93
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Kildale, where are you in British Columbia? I fell in love with Vancouver Island when I was at UVic for a conference.

And your pictures are FABULOUS! How long did it take for the birds to start feeding from your hand?
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And--we are almost off on our post-retirement adventure: six weeks in the Yucatan Peninsula. We will be in Merida for all of January and then spend two weeks on Cozumel Island. Have not booked any special birding tours (one of the great annoyances of my life is that spinal bone spurs will not allow me to do the backwards head-tilt required for serious birding) but have been told that ordinary yards and parks host lots of species that will be new and exciting for me. The guesthouse where we are staying has a garden, so we are hoping for a variety of hummingbirds. Merida is also home to a botanical garden specializing in native plants of the peninsula, so I am hoping to learn a lot (if my exceedingly rusty Spanish is up to the task of reading all the signs).
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I'm in Victoria. You should have a look at my website. I've been feeding the birds on the deck for a lot of years now. Sometimes I get the male and females of 4 woodpeckers in a day. Most species in a single day is 23, if you count the males and females, you get to see perhaps 30 different birds.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:45 PM   #96
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I'm in Victoria. You should have a look at my website. I've been feeding the birds on the deck for a lot of years now. Sometimes I get the male and females of 4 woodpeckers in a day. Most species in a single day is 23, if you count the males and females, you get to see perhaps 30 different birds.
Great site! I've been looking through your recent copy of "Whispers," subscribable on the site. Really informative; really cool!
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If Canada would take me, I would move to Victoria in a heartbeat! It is absolutely my favorite city.
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Hi Jack, so pleased you found our newsletter in the website.
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Hi Rebek56. It is a great place to live in and all of nature is so close at hand.
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Have not booked any special birding tours (one of the great annoyances of my life is that spinal bone spurs will not allow me to do the backwards head-tilt required for serious birding) but have been told that ordinary yards and parks host lots of species that will be new and exciting for me.
Hmmmm what about trying one of the black mirror boxes that bounce an image to you....something like the things kids used to spy around corners? I forget what they're called. Anyone recall those from their childhood?
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