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Old 02-18-2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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Yesterday, I was thrilled to spot a pair of bluebirds checking out one of our gearboxes. This is the earliest that I've seen them in the yard house hunting.

I always assume that they are the same pair that I have had each year...or descendents of them.
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Oh how wonderful. So pretty. Nothing by me in the city although I've tried.
We've Quite the flight area but it's over water and they prefer a field
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #3
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Oh how wonderful. So pretty. Nothing by me in the city although I've tried.
We've Quite the flight area but it's over water and they prefer a field
Thank you.

Sorry you don't get them...perhaps you get water-loving birds that I don't get.
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Yesterday, I was thrilled to spot a pair of bluebirds checking out one of our gearboxes. This is the earliest that I've seen them in the yard house hunting.

I always assume that they are the same pair that I have had each year...or descendents of them.
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Congrats, Dap! It's been many years since I've seen bluebirds in my yard, as my neighbor feeds and houses English sparrows around his property. Where there are English sparrows, there are no bluebirds...
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My favorite of all the visitors here would be the brown thrasher. I so love his call. Oh shoot! Gloria was just speaking of sites going poof or getting lost in computer jib-jab and now I see I......... can no longer add the bird calls

The site I used for that route can’t be reached anymore! www.enature.com

Does anyone have a lead to another bird vocals site?
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My favorite of all the visitors here would be the brown thrasher. I so love his call. Oh shoot! Gloria was just speaking of sites going poof or getting lost in computer jib-jab and now I see I......... can no longer add the bird calls

The site I used for that route canít be reached anymore! www.enature.com

Does anyone have a lead to another bird vocals site?
I use the Cornell site All About Birds.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...hrasher/sounds
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Thrasher/id
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Yesterday, I was thrilled to spot a pair of bluebirds checking out one of our gearboxes. This is the earliest that I've seen them in the yard house hunting.

I always assume that they are the same pair that I have had each year...or descendents of them.
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Lucky you. Bluebirds never seen here in our garden but a trip out to the forest preserves and you see them.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Bluebird/
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Congrats, Dap! It's been many years since I've seen bluebirds in my yard, as my neighbor feeds and houses English sparrows around his property. Where there are English sparrows, there are no bluebirds...
I had forgotten about that. Yes, I remember your story. Sad...but it makes me angry, too.

Thanks for the congratulations...I am always happy to see them.
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Lucky you. Bluebirds never seen here in our garden but a trip out to the forest preserves and you see them.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Bluebird/
Thank you, Gloria.

Before moving here, I rarely saw bluebirds--only two or three times in my life.

Thanks for the link. I suspected ours might be year round residents...but I only see them in the yard while they are raising their young, usually once or twice in November or December, then they show up in February or March to stake claim of their favorite nest box.

We had two or three weeks of very frigid, so I was a little concerned that they wouldn't make it. I was even happier than usual th o see them again after that.
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