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Old 02-24-2010, 11:54 PM   #41
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Oh my GOD!!! I am sending that photo to all my tree hugger friends!!! That one should be framed with benj1's post as a sub title!!!
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:36 PM   #42
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very hairy bird with a long tail & short wings. Inventive little cuss, ain't it?!? Gotta admire something with that much determination.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #43
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I love that no matter how squirrel proof a bird feeder is the squirrels eventually figure it out.
LOL! That is so funny...and cute too!
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:47 PM   #44
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After trying to re-arrange the furniture in our living room, realizing that it didn't look right (or fit), and putting it all back, the sun streaming in from outside beckoned me outside. YAY! I grabbed the camera and was greeted by chickadees who continued visiting the feeder with me barely 3 feet away.

I started trying to get some good close-ups. Who knows how long I'd have stayed trying to get that perfect shot, but the battery light began flashing, so I took as many shots as I could before it shut down. Most of the time the birds would leave the perch before I could get a shot.

Here is what I came up with before the camera powered down:
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #45
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Thanks for providing my "chickadee fix." I only get to see them in the summertime!
BTW, nice chickadee photos!
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:19 PM   #46
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I have had a huge influx of pine siskins in the several weeks, since it snowed Saturday a week and a half ago. Now they are here, they are staying, a flock of about a dozen with accompanying goldfinches, housefinches and a few pine warblers. They wait outside in the morning for me to fill my tray feeder (I don't put out much at a time since the raccoons come at night if I do).

I feel a little sorry for my year round resident chickadees and titmice who I worry are being displaced by the crowd.

I've never tried using bacon grease in my suet. That is a great way to use something that otherwise goes to waste - great idea! The bluebirds have been coming to our suet that has a bunch of holly berries and pokeberries in it, too.

There are almost no acorns this year, last year having been a mast year. I've been letting the squirrels have some before chasing them off. They need to eat, too. I didn't know deer could do that to bird feeders, though. I now know who knocked over the feeder I have on a pole with a baffle on it. It is ideally placed for a deer walking by. I need to rethink its placement.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:33 PM   #47
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Thanks for providing my "chickadee fix." I only get to see them in the summertime!
BTW, nice chickadee photos!
4B, glad I could oblige.

Aww...sorry to hear that you don't see these cute, friendly, cheerful birds over the winter--but, I'm *really* glad to hear that you do see them over the summer!

Thanks. I'm just glad I got a few close-ups.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:49 PM   #48
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[QUOTE=turttle;84848]I've never had pine siskins or pine warblers. Enjoy them while they are there. I'm assuming your chickadees and titmice (titmouses? ) will get their share.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:45 AM   #49
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Oh Citra ...That's one clever squirrel.
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