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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #620 on: April 25, 2009, 06:39:44 am »
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #621 on: April 25, 2009, 07:41:56 am »
This blue, would be Robin egg blue.  She won't stay still to get a photo in the nest asthe cabin is right straight out the back door and she scoots as soon as it opens.  She then sits in a nearby oak and scolds you for interrupting her work.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #622 on: April 25, 2009, 10:46:28 am »
I have not seen my brown thrashers yet. I'm am right on the edge of the range. I had a pair last year for the first time that I ever knew of.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #623 on: April 25, 2009, 09:28:43 pm »
Yesterday, on my bus route, I spotted a pair of Tree Swallows.  They're a little early this year.

SwampDonkey; I haven't seen Brown Thrashers here yet either!  There are normally a couple of pairs of them that frequent our back yard!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #624 on: April 25, 2009, 09:35:45 pm »
Today was a first for me (maybe because I've not been paying attention  ;D ), and I had a flock of from 25-75 white throated sparrows in the yard. I noticed their high numbers at first, and then noticed the white top head stripe, alternating on the sides with black, then the white throat.  Not a sparrow fan, but these were more likable than the ordinary barn sparrows.

 

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #625 on: April 26, 2009, 04:04:30 am »
Yeah, I like the song of the white-throated sparrow. They've been here for a couple weeks now. It's one of those birds folks record a lot on those easy listening tapes along with the loon. Usually hear a fellow canoeing along a lake in the foreground.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #626 on: April 26, 2009, 07:09:16 am »
Today was a first for me (maybe because I've not been paying attention  ;D ), and I had a flock of from 25-75 white throated sparrows in the yard. I noticed their high numbers at first, and then noticed the white top head stripe, alternating on the sides with black, then the white throat.  Not a sparrow fan, but these were more likable than the ordinary barn sparrows.

 

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I believe this bird is a Crowned Sparrow. 
We have lots of them here throughout the summer, but they haven't arrived yet.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #627 on: April 26, 2009, 07:27:37 am »
I have not seen my brown thrashers yet. I'm am right on the edge of the range. I had a pair last year for the first time that I ever knew of.

What is the state bird of Georgia doing way up there? 

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #628 on: April 26, 2009, 08:39:50 am »
Eat'n bugs. ;D

White crowned sparrow doesn't have yellow eyebrows.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #629 on: April 26, 2009, 12:27:23 pm »
As I understand, the crowned also doesn't have the white throat.
But suspect there are variations of each.
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« Reply #630 on: April 26, 2009, 02:22:07 pm »
About the brown thrasher, it says in my book it's rare up here and sometimes seen in Newfoundland. The map shows it here in western NB during the breeding season.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #631 on: April 26, 2009, 02:24:40 pm »
As I understand, the crowned also doesn't have the white throat.
But suspect there are variations of each.

Yeah, my book shows a light gray throat on the white crowned sparrow.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #632 on: April 26, 2009, 03:19:04 pm »
Yup, you're right, Pictured is the White Throated Sparrow!

The Crowned Sparrow doesn't have the yellow.
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« Reply #633 on: May 05, 2009, 03:10:19 pm »
I saw a couple brown thrashers today. One in my back yard and another 5 miles away in a neighbors back yard. They sound kinda like a weird robin, but out of key. :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #634 on: May 05, 2009, 06:09:19 pm »
I saw a pair of Brown Thrashers in our back yard yesterday.

I also saw some Barn Swallows and a couple of Ruby Throated Humming Birds yesterday.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #635 on: May 14, 2009, 05:25:34 pm »
Winter Pheasant. Saw this bird last December on my way out hunting during the deer muzzel loading season.







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« Reply #636 on: May 15, 2009, 05:15:40 pm »
We have a lot of pheasant along the river valley, once in a great while (quite rare) I see one near the house. Down to dad's they run all through town like chickens. No lie. They love peas and strawberries.  :D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #637 on: July 19, 2009, 05:00:07 pm »
A Downy WoodPecker took up a Quaking Aspen behind our Camp as residence.  She had a few holes in it with a few Babies crying for food most of the day.  The holes were a little too high to view the babies but you sure could hear them.  Mama was working hard.

 

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« Reply #638 on: July 19, 2009, 05:07:22 pm »
This Eagle picture was taken by our Cousin Mike who was up visiting with us.

 

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #639 on: July 20, 2009, 10:48:16 pm »
Nice shot of the eagle!

Been getting this hawk hunting around the yard lately managed to get a couple of pic of it, it might be hard to see but it has a small rodent in its beak. I'm thinking it's a northern harrier aka marsh hawk ?

 



lots of pheasants around here I got some video clips of them fighting in my front yard I'll have to find it and put it on youtube so it can be seen.