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Old 02-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #151
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Yes, I pulled out my Peterson's Guide today, and it definitely looks like an immature bald eagle. Funny that I spent so much time yesterday looking at blurry internet images while I had a good, old-fashioned book just a few feet away.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #152
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books! You primitive savage don't you know there's an app for that!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #153
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Love those apps too, recurve, but there's something about a book, a Sibleys, a Petersons...

So, here are some Blue Jays in the yard, lovin' it when I throw some peanuts out there for them. Pix not so hot, but here they be...

~Avian Photography~ Post your bird pix for 2012!-p1110637.jpg Waiting...

~Avian Photography~ Post your bird pix for 2012!-p1120585.jpg snatch and grab,

~Avian Photography~ Post your bird pix for 2012!-p1120586.jpg take off,

~Avian Photography~ Post your bird pix for 2012!-p1120582ed2.jpg fly away!
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:39 PM   #154
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Yay!!! My bluebirds have made a reappearance! I didn't see them at all this winter until last week. Now I've just spotted them atop their house. I'm assuming they are the same couple that nested there for the past few summers. I have two other boxes but this one has been the most successful. I'm now on bluebird watch 2012, pictures to come, I hope!!!
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I better locate and buy a few nesting box's...Do you recall the measurements they must be?
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I'm telling you, I bought an expensive box at a Wild Bird store and they never choose it. What a waste. The most successful boxes were from Lowe's, basic, and cheap. Pretty much everything you want to know about bluebirds is on the Sialis website. I'm not a handywoman but you could build your own, check it out.

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I'd rather purchase a finished one and save my creative time for gathering materials, sharing and hopefully teaching or learning something worthy right here.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #158
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Yay!!! My bluebirds have made a reappearance! I didn't see them at all this winter until last week. Now I've just spotted them atop their house. I'm assuming they are the same couple that nested there for the past few summers. I have two other boxes but this one has been the most successful. I'm now on bluebird watch 2012, pictures to come, I hope!!!
Congrats, linrose! I can tell why they call them bluebirds of happiness...I can feel you joy and excitement through your post.

This past Saturday, when I started my backyard bird count, I saw five bluebirds checking out my most successful box. Like you, I assumed it was the same pair as last year...with their youngest three accompanying them. I want to add another house or two and see if I can get another pair or two to nest. It would be great to have bluebirds and tree sparrows occupying all of the houses. A man can dream, right?
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"BOOKS! you primitive savage don't you know there's an APP for that!" Gasp.... too blasted funny. You can't hold an app in your hand and when the power's off.... you're totally screwed. I like my books.... I've got a "thang" for books and journals and periodicals and and and..... I can't help myself. Books are my weakness.
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Oh, yes, On the ipad I can read in the dark and use the apps in the dark! I can't read a book in the dark! Yea, apps!
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