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7/2/20 6:45 A

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I'm seeing yellow finches coming in with house finches. I thought it was parents bringing babies but colors are showing more. Also cardinals come in with them. Any ideas?

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I love your setup!!!

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6/25/20 7:46 A

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A bad pic of the squirrel trying to get to feeder. And a red bellied wood pecker. The tree swallows live in house on 2nd post. The green dot is the target the guys use for shooting.

Squirrel dismounting.


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6/23/20 6:27 A

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The baby tree swallows were out flying yesterday! It sure doesn't take long does it?

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Birds were very busy over the weekend! How many varieties do you see in a day?


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We had a family of woodpeckers (hairy or downy) at our bird feeder. Mom ,dad and 3 babies. They were feeding them the seed. So adorable. Flew away and came back a few times.
Our feeder has been super busy with different birds this year.
Of course we had a family of raccoons in it the other night too

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6/9/20 7:15 A

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A little chipmunk has been very busy gathering sunflower seeds! He comes about 4-5 feet away.
Not my chipmunk, but this is what his cheeks looked like. Running all day long.


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Not as many varieties as before, but still have quite a few. Saving on sunflower seeds. For April they ate a 40 lb bag of sunflower seeds. Have to fill feeders today. Chipmunks and squirrels visiting also.


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6/5/20 6:38 A

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I have DDs cat in my window chasing squirrels and chipmunks that run across the window sill. She is exhausted in afternoon. The bird feeder used to be an attraction. But the squirrel especially will stop and look in window. now that gets the cat's attention.
The Baltimore oriole has stopped coming but now the bluebird comes more regularly

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6/2/20 6:38 A

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I posted a pic of the rose breasted grosbeak that I saw on other site yesterday. Not my pic.I put on main page because you are able to click on it to make it larger. But I do have them in my yard. I kept trying to figure the female from all the birds I had. I saw them together several times before I figured she must be the one.


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You would think the species would be similar. Look at the grosbeak black and pretty and the female a brown color. Just to name 1. It makes it hard to know who is connected.

Lots of family activity at feeders. Lots like a parent bringing in 3 or 4 young at a time. They come in groups, house finch. Lots of yellow finches yet, mourning doves, woodpeckers come in spurts. One day you see them a lot, then don't notice them for a while. Then show up again.

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5/30/20 7:30 A

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I learned something yesterday about the redwing blackbird. I did not realize the female looked totally different. I had a male on the bird feeder and what I thought was a type of sparrow. Looked it up and it was the female RW Blackbird. Learned something!

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5/27/20 2:51 P

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Saw this fellow in the graveyard a couple of days ago:



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I think they breed in Canada, so my guess is they're heading north, but they show up on the range map as resident all year here in PA.?

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@NITEMAN3D thanks for sharing! Will they stay awhile?

My GS put up a bird house last weekend. Yesterday I noticed I think tree swallows taking up residence. I will enjoy watching the activity! I wasn't sure if anything would move in or not.

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We spotted a small flock of Cedar Waxwings in a county park this afternoon:



Hadn't seen one for several years.

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5/23/20 7:36 A

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Ran out of sunflower seeds. My critters weren't happy. They ate a 40 lb bag in a month. I usually get 3 bags and that last a year. I think I did have a lot more birds here this Spring. I can't afford that to continue. Have to go out and get the feeders filled up in a little bit.

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5/22/20 6:30 A

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I have seen orioles in yard in the past, but haven't noticed any this year.

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5/21/20 9:14 P

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She is 26 yo. Home only because of covid. I told her today she is becoming a real nature person.
The Oriole is now eating out of one of hummingbirds feeders
A couple of fly catchers have a nest on our garage wall. Things are definitely interesting

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@DMILLER33 That sounds so nice! Such a great variety! How old is your daughter?

Saw a variety I was trying to guess and I saw a pic and I think it was a mockingbird.

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5/18/20 6:52 A

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OMG! Yesterday was a great birding day! Most from the comfort of my home. Scarlet Tanager. Grosbeak. Bluebird.Pileated Woodpecker. red tailed hawk. hummingbirds. Oriole. Great blue heron. Nuthatch. Eastern Phoebe. Wild turkey. cardinals. Blue Jays
The best part is with this quarantine my daughter gets excited to see them. When the oriole came to check out the hummingbird feeder, she rigged up an oriole feeder with oranges--will see if it comes for that today. Maybe I have created another bird enthusiast


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I think I got a quick glimpse of a red winged black bird and an indigo bunting. While I was out, but see them come back.

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5/13/20 6:15 A

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Lots of birds! Temps up and down.
Kids got me a bird bath for Mother's day. Not something I would have bought, too expensive Had 1 many years ago and top got broken. Too easily knocked down by anything. I had told them that before.


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5/8/20 2:42 P

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I usually make mine too but in smaller volume. I am afraid will go bad. Snowing here today.

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5/7/20 6:11 A

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Yesterday feeders were very busy. Not sure if it was the cooler rainy day or just daily activity.

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5/6/20 8:42 A

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@DMILLER33 Yes I make my own hummingbird water. I just dump sugar in. But I think I do like a 4 cups water to 1 c sugar. I usually make 1/2 gal at a time when they are very busy later in season. Just made enough for the 2 feeders now. Mine seem to come in for a couple weeks then disappear for awhile then come in strong. Only noticed male so far. I don't know if they are nesting in absence time or what.

This morning I saw jays, woodpeckers, finches, towee, a squirrel and a chipmunk! Plus there were others at feeders. 3 male 1 female grosbeaks on 1. So I threw out some sunflower seeds on the ground where lots were.

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5/6/20 7:56 A

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I haven't checked for seed. I hate going to store for myself. We did find a bag I forgot about in my coat closet under stuff. Oops.

I need to put up hummingbird feeders. Do you make your own water for it?

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5/5/20 7:40 A

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@NITEMAN3D great pic on community feed this morning!

Are you able to get bird seed in your area? On FB bird pages, I keep seeing people say they can't find bird seed. I only use sunflower seeds because the birds waste the seed kind. And DIL found them at Tractor Supply. I didn't ask her if they had regular seed. Or if Walmart had any.

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I saw my first hummingbird yesterday. I just put feeders up a couple of days ago. Don't know if it is first or just didn't see because of the rainy weather.

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Friday we were eating dinner and I saw an eagle fly up and through our area out the back window. Large pond back there.
We have had quite the variety in our birds feeder.

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Looked out the window and there was lots of birds on ground even during the pouring rain. So I went out and threw out some sunflower seeds for them. The feeders are getting low so might have to venture out in the rain to fill them also.

Haven't seen any hummingbirds yet, but I keep looking when I go by the window.

Had to go out to fill feeders. Saw a red breasted grosbeak and red headed woodpecker. The 1 I saw yesterday I'm pretty sure was a pileated.


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I had a wood pecker in at feeder yesterday, large with red head quite frequently!! I didn't get a chance though to see which kind it was. Hoping it is around today also.

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I posted a pic of bird nests on team page. Can you tell who built your different nests?

Have a great start to your week!

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So many look very similar! I don't know how they were able to name them!

Hope you have lots of birds to see today!

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If you get to where you can ID all the sparrows and similar birds, you will be quite the birder indeed!

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DIL was able to get me a 40 lb bag of sunflower seeds, so I'm set for awhile. Rain yet today.
I saw another different bird. I think it resemble a chipping sparrow, but I thought it seemed larger and had more brown. Did have a white chest though. I'll just enjoy watching, not good at IDing.

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Took out the last of sunflower seed and the towee was out there again. Are they ground feeders? Will have to google or get bird book out. Also finches, Carolina wren, titmouses, I'm sure more, plus a crow in tree and a squirrel on ground. It was sprinkling and lots of rain moving in shortly to last about 24 hours or so.

Stay dry!

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I saw that they had changed the towee name. It's not a something I am familiar with. Was very shocked to see it.

I'm getting low on sunflower seeds The store is 20 miles away. Don't know if I get out to get any or not. I was seeing posts about stores being out of seed. I go to Tractor Supply and get the 40 lb bags on Black Friday. Usually 3 bags last for the year. And feeders are empty. It will probably take what I have left.

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4/21/20 6:57 A

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Yesterday I saw 3 great. Blue heron at river. Also saw 2 deer in river

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I grew up calling it the Rufous Sided Towhee (or just Rufous) but now it's considered two separate species, The Spotted Towhee (western half of the US) and the Eastern Towhee. They're a pretty bird with a distinctive call, but can be hard to catch a glimpse of. This is the best shot I've ever gotten, so I'm still looking. This guy, the Grosbeaks, Pileated Woodpecker, Eagles, and some others are what keep me heading back for the mountains every chance I get for pictures and just the pleasure of seeing them:



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It is aways fun to see something new! Nothing new here-weather not cooperating--snow and cold

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I looked out the window in the late afternoon and saw this bird. I don't think I ever saw 1 before. I think it's a towee.



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That is a wonderful pic! I might try the mask from socks. Looks very easy

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Here is a picture of some of my finches. Not good.



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Yes, they are very communicative! I read they even have different dialects for different areas like our languages.

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They aren't exactly chatty, but there are several videos online like this one:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I5V
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The best way to tell them apart is in flight by the shape of the tail and the beak if you can see it:

www.audubon.org/news/how-tel
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We have a pair of one or the other nesting nearby for the last couple of years. We haven't seen a nest yet but assume that's what's up since they just raise Cain when we get near a certain clump of trees. We need to work on our ID skills so we know who our neighbors are.

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@NITEMAN3D what kind of talk? I know they are able to do lots of things.

Have you seen a raven? I didn't think we had them here in general, but on a FB page just the other day--they said if you say a very large crow, they say it was a raven. Last week I posted about a big crow walking on my dirt road. So I don't know.

Never thought about the size before like say compared to woodpeckers etc. Any ideas?

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.... and they can be taught to talk.

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That was a long stretch to be without power. We had very high winds yesterday but we lucked out and kept the electric on.

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Power was out for almost 14 hours yesterday! 5:40 am to 7:20 pm. Didn't do anything I did look out and see birds at feeders different times even with the high winds!

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@DMILLER33 - I didn't really start out that way, but now I try to direct history, bios, and most other non-fiction to my Nook Glowlight and entertainment reading to the Kindle Paperwhite and that way I usually have two going at once I can choose from to suit my mood. The tablet or desktop is better for field guides, operator manuals, or anything with a lot of illustrations and color or text that I might have to enlarge to study and search goes better with a keyboard as well. BTW, I'm reading a memoir written by Hal Borland called "This Hill, This Valley" from 1957. He was a wonderful nature writer.

You are so blessed to have eagles and waterbirds to watch. Dig out the camera!

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So NITEMAN3D did you intentionally divide them that way on 3 devices? I truly wish for a better way to organize on Kindle. I use BookBub for free books especially --usually my lighter reading ones.

Yesterday was exciting 3 eagles on the one tree leaning over the river. Excited because DD was with me--it's on my way to my mom's so I pass it frequently. I take care of her. If I could stay away and distance myself from her I would. I am going to dig out my camera. My cell phone does not even come close to doing them justice.
The Great Blue heron was there too. The Steelhead are running.
I am still working on the difference between hairy and downy--hard to see at a distance across the yard.
A bluebird was in our trees yesterday too. Once the leaves come in would not have seen.

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My fiction is on the Kindle, non-fiction on the Nook, how-tos, and guides on a tablet... and then there are ten bookcases full of hardbacks. I don't have time to read it all, but I'm gonna try. If you Kindle and Nook folks haven't tried it do a search for BookBub. It's a good source of cheap and free books for your device.

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I LOVE to read. Real books of course but do read on a Kindle too. Reading is my weakness. If I start nothing gets done. Lol. Unfortunately this virus has me unsettled and I can't sit, relax and read easily.

Yesterday was pretty exciting-the eagle is back to fishing at the river. He sits on a tree that leans over the river and waits.

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QOTD DO YOU LIKE TO READ? ACTUAL BOOKS OR EBOOKS?


Had to fill feeders yesterday. Colder temps and windy. Birds were very active.
Did you put out hummingbird feeders yet? Usually don't see them until May. But some things seem a head of schedule.

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Yes i have had but only occ problems
I love the Snoopy pic--which is the right answer? Lol

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QOTD HAVE YOU EVER HAD ANY ARE YOU A ROBOT PICTURES TO DEAL WITH? ANY PROBLEMS?


On the FB birding pages, some people are saying they are seeing their 1st finches. They have been here all winter. And very large numbers. I was lucky to see a couple in MY yard in the past. I need to try to get a pic to share with you.

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@NITEMAN3D to me, that bird doesn't look like a robin. Very good optical illusion!

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Yes, that's me. That's the backside of a robin. Kind of an optical illusion when you can't see his typical redbreast, huh?

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@NITEMAN3D what bird is that? Are you in PA? Thought I saw you on Birding Pennsylvania.

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The flowers for me are a tossup between tulips and pansy/violas just because of the variety in both markings and colors and they're among the first.

The Flicker's chest spots are how I tell them from the Redbellies (plain breast). As regards the Hairy/Downy, the Downy is "Down" sized so it has a somewhat smaller body yes, but is easier to spot by the shorter bill. The rule I remember is that if you hinge the bill at its base and then flip it in the opposite direction on that hinge the tip of the bill won't go past the eyeball on the Downy, but it will be noticeably past the eye on the Hairy. Both species males have a small red patch on the head and females do not. I hope that helps.

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@DMILLER33 Thank you, I have to get my bird books out! I'm not sure which ones I have. Maybe both, they seem large to me.

Great job on sharing a chart with the team!

Lots of little wild flowers are blooming that I don't know the names of. @NITEMAN3D had posted a photo of a small blue one. That's how I met him.

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my daffodils and crocus are blooming . I have a few little different purple ones I don't know what they are called.

The red headed and pileated are 2 different ones. Pileated is huge.

the flicker has a small red rectangle and the red belly has a larger red streak that goes head down to neck-- Their bellies are different too--flicker spotted red belly looks mainly white

Our leaves aren't out yet--hairy vs downy--isn't it more size but now I feel confused.

Woohoo I added the picture guide I was using to team--never did that before

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Are the pileated and red head wood peckers the same thing? Also have downeys or maybe the hairys here. Some of these are so close looking!! Not sure about the Flicker.

QOTD DO YOU HAVE FLOWERS BLOOMING IN YOUR AREA? DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SPRING FLOWER?
Mine is hyacinth! Love their smell.

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@DMILLER33 - The Redbelly and the Flicker can be hard for me to distinguish if I don't get a look at the belly and they're in the leaves. Same with the Hairy and Downey now that the leaves are getting thicker.

Only Eggbeaters here... I guess we could paint the cartons?

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I was just thinking about this yesterday, I think I will dye eggs this year. Won't go out and buy dye to avoid crowds. I will need to look up natural dyes

Our tree is 9 feet. It is decorated for Christmas. When this started, there was something on radio about putting up Christmas decorations to help with our psych aspect of this virus situation. Nothing better than the tree. We don't usually decorate it for the different holidays BUT at work we do. At work we have easter bunnies and eggs on it. Lol

Yesterday was Woodpecker day. Saw of course multiple Downy woodpeckers. A red bellied woodpecker-- had to look it up. And a flicker. They were all so busy. I was hoping the pileated woodpecker would show up too but he didn't. We do have one that I see every so often. Even had DD watching for the different ones.

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QOTD ARE YOU COLORING EGGS?


@DMILLER33 how big is your tree? Do you decorate it for the different seasons?
I have string lights up year round to light up dark areas in the house like basement. Also use for night lights at night. I also have solar lights outside because I like to see them lit up.

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Egg trees- Me--2-- 1 tree and 1 bush. Lol
Put out all my decorations this year to help mentally during this corona fight. After kids left I had only been putting out basics.
My Christmas tree is up and gets lit everyday. DD says gives neighbors something to talk about even if they have negative feeling about it. After easter i am putting up more Christmas decorations outside. Lol. I hope I don't get kicked out of neighborhood. Actually someone a few houses down also put out a few lit Christmas decorations.

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QOTD DOES ANYONE IN YOUR AREA DECORATE FOR EASTER WITH EGG TREES?


GS is amazed at how close he can get to the birds!

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@NITEMAN3D did you post your pic on Birding Pennsylvania? I just saw it! It looked like it!

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@LITTLEREDHEN8 - I know some of the common ones, but DW has an app on her phone that will identify them and actually works pretty well.

I belong to a SparkTeam called "Genealogy & DNA" that's not as active as it once was, but if you have genealogy questions it's a good resource. I have "Roots Magic" software and am waiting patiently for the new version that was supposed to be out last year. I don't work on it nearly as much as I should. I buy DW an Ancestry membership every year. Both sides of mine go back to pre-Revolution days, but DW beats that as her Dad's side came over on the Mayflower.

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I worked on my family tree when I was in high school school. I was surprised how far back we could go and that was without computers. My dad's side we were back to 1700's. Daughter working on it now some too--of course on the computer.

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@DMILLER33 you get to see lots of great birds in your area!
@NITEMAN3D Thanks for sharing your great pic! Most of the birds look a like to me. Glad you are able to see some rare ones for you! Do you know the calls also?

QOTD a repeat but cute picture HAVE YOU EVER WORKED ON YOUR FAMILY TREE?


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I'm pretty sure I snagged a shot of a Horned Lark today which might be a life bird for me if I kept a list. Glad for the camera and the zoom or I would have passed him off as a Killdeer and kept walking:


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Mailbox on the road

The herons I can see their nests. saw one again today. The steel head trout are running so I keep hoping to see an eagle too. Did see 2 bluebirds today too

O love the bunny breakfast. I should make for my adult kids. Lol

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I thought this was cute. I don't have anyone that would enjoy it. Trying to find something to watch on tv.

QOTD DO YOU HAVE A MAILBOX ALONG THE ROAD, COMMUNITY OR PO?

along the road.

Have to fill feeders! The birds are awful busy!

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@DMILLER33 Do you get to see them build and then nesting also?

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Mid 70's

I am so excited saw my first Great Blue heron for the season yesterday.

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PBVHCCVH QOTD WHAT TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE DO YOU FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE?

The birds are eating like crazy! All varieties. I can't believe how many finches I have.

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@NITEMAN3D gardening for wildlife sounds interesting!
I never watched news much before just few minutes a day. Now up 3 hours a day. Way too much!!

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No news apps... I get more than I want from TV. I found this site that might help:
www.gardening-for-wildlife.com/grit.
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Yes I do

Saw a turkey vulture today

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PBVHCCVH QOTD DO YOU HAVE A NEWS APPS ON YOUR PHONE?

no

Saw a crow walking around on my dirt road for quite awhile. Do the birds need grit like chickens? Didn't notice any others.

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