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Old 12-27-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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cardinal2 What's at your feeders winter 2010

I've got redpolls again this year. This is the second year I've ever seen them in my yard. It must be really cold up north for them to be down this far south.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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Black-capped Chickadees, Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Juncos, House Sparrows, Downy Woodpeckers, a Hairy Woodpecker...quite a colorful bunch!
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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It must be really cold up north for them to be down this far south.
You made my eyes cross on that one. If Illinois is south, I must be hanging off the cliff of the edge of the globe. . . . .

I guess some birds like it cooler than others.
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Tufted Titmouse, nuthatches, house finches, blue jays, juncos, cardinals, tree sparrows? or some sort of sparrow that's not a HOSP, mourning doves, chickadees, and a big ole Downy Woodpecker pecking away at the feeder. biigblueyes> last year was the first year I've ever seen them. I wouldn't have even known I had them if somebody hadn't told me I did. I looked and they were right. They look so darn like the finches I would have never paid attention long enough to figure out we had red polls, Common Redpoll, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:53 AM   #5
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Tufted Titmouse, nuthatches, house finches, blue jays, juncos, cardinals, tree sparrows? or some sort of sparrow that's not a HOSP, mourning doves, chickadees, and a big ole Downy Woodpecker pecking away at the feeder.
Much the same here - feeding sunflower seed and nijer seed in feeders, wild bird mix on the ground, and suet. LOTS of goldfinches when there's snow on the ground. Have a male red-bellied woodpecker, no redpoll, but have seen pine siskin previous years. There's a pair of bluebirds around but they don't visit the feeders.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
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I just feed black oil sunflower seed, safflower seed and suet. So far this year we've seen downy, hairy and red-bellied woodpeckers, red-breasted and white-breasted nuthatches, American goldfinches, pine siskins, purple finches, evening grosbeaks, American tree sparrows, dark-eyed juncos, black-capped chickadees, mourning doves, northern cardinals, and blue jays.

Furry visitors include a few gray squirrels, one red squirrel and one cottontail rabbit.
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The redpoll is cute as can be.
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I have:

about 20 house finches,
about 7 Stellar's jays,
a mixed flock of black-capped chickades, chestnut-backed chickadee, and red-breasted nuthatch,
a bunch of spotted towhees,
juncos,
male northern flicker (adult male red-shafted),
a whole passel of crows (or is it a mischief?) now and then
chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and an opossum.
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We have two Bluejays and many chickadees. I did see a cardinal and his mate before the big snows.
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I have:

about 20 house finches,
about 7 Stellar's jays,
a mixed flock of black-capped chickades, chestnut-backed chickadee, and red-breasted nuthatch,
a bunch of spotted towhees,
juncos,
male northern flicker (adult male red-shafted),
a whole passel of crows (or is it a mischief?) now and then
chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and an opossum.
Ah-ha - add pine siskins and goldfinches! They found the feeder yesterday. :-)
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