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Old 03-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #201
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Got a Blue Jay today!

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You sure did! Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice one at that!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #203
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This I saw at Niagara Falls today while searching for Peregrines in the gorge. While walking under the eaves at the closed gift shop, which is the floor for the upper level. I stopped dead by this sight. The House Sparrow somehow got caught in something hanging down from above, and was strangled. I can't imagine how it must have struggled to get free.
House sparrows nest in the eaves and were busy flying around, chirping and nest-building.
Even if you don't like House Sparrows, I think you'll find this sad.

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Got a Blue Jay today!
Very nice shot of a handsome looking bird.

They are growing on me again.
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Even if you don't like House Sparrows, I think you'll find this sad.
Wow! Aww.

I don't like to see anything suffer.

I don't like that house sparrows have taken off here, and that they destroy the native cavity nesting birds' eggs and even kill the females.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #206
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At the Niagara Falls giftshop/restaurant building, the HOSPs nest on the building, in the crevices and eaves, which would not be the chosen nest sites for other birds, and they always seem so happy and I do love to hear them chirping away. But I know they are non-native invasives too.
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I saw a building with all kinds of upward spikes upon its overhangs and edges...Must have been bird deterrents. Not a one!
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #208
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Yes, those are used on high buildings on ledges, mainly to deter pigeons.

The HOSP get caught in a tangled strIng hanging down.
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I just couldn't help myself. A cardinal with an attitude that I shot with the zoom.

For the purists out there, ignore the Black Beauty lilies, but the switchgrass is native!
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For the purists out there, ignore the Black Beauty lilies, but the switchgrass is native!
LOL! Was that directed at me?

I have to admit, when I take photos, I notice the plants in the background...especially if it is mugwort or some other invasive I've yet to rid the yard of...and I long for the day when everything is native and I enjoy the backgrounds of my photos as much as the subject matter.
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