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Old 05-17-2009, 07:17 AM   #81
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What kind of chicks do you have Im4dabirds? They are darling.

I'm working on taking some photos of goldfinches. They scatter fast when I get too close.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:33 AM   #82
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:38 AM   #83
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Thanks Lorax. They're red and speckled sussex. I got a dozen when they were 4 days old.

As for the goldfinches, just stop and stand still and they'll usually come back. Mine do anyway, but I feed them all year.

Great shots of the peregrines! Never seen that either.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:25 PM   #84
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I took more photos of fancy chickens. I accidentally deleted them all. I hit the wrong button. I want to get a few chickens for myself some day.

I run around outside like a chicken with my head cut off. The bird feeders are in an area out of my path. They aren't used to me. The doves don't fly off unless I get within 20' of them. I think I'll try for doves.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:06 PM   #85
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I just got back from a trip out west.
We don't have many yellow headed blackbirds around here, but they were quite common in the marshes around the great salt lake.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:23 PM   #86
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I found an entire area of herons and egrets nesting high in dead trees over water. I did not have my camera with me. Figures. I saw a yellow headed blackbird a few times out west. I wondered what it was and bought a book to figure it out. Nice to see another one.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:01 AM   #87
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Supposedly there are Yellow headed blackbirds hanging out at Hennepin Hopper near Henry, IL.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:01 PM   #88
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Last spring I saw a bird that I had never seen before. The body was all black like a blackbird but the head was yellow. I was able to get a few shots of the bird and then I sat down with my sibley's and found out that it was a Yellow Headed Blackbird. They are very rare in our area and I feel lucky to have been able to see one.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:49 PM   #89
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I got some good photos of live birds finally. They were dozing peacefully.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:07 PM   #90
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I got some good photos of live birds finally. They were dozing peacefully.
Excellent job, Lorax! Those are wonderful!
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