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    My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Hi everyone. Well this year my mom has got all sorts of birds visiting her yard. We sit on the deck and watch and take pictures. I'll update as I get a new bird to share, from rare to common birds. By the way, if I mislabel a bird, feel free to to point it out, but I expect a link to your proof.

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    Steller's Jay



    American Crow (Mom has named him Crackers, I'm naming the next one Drinky)



    Goldfinches! We have never seen these in the yard before.





    I love the look on this one's face. WTF?!?!





    Another Goldfinch and a House Finch



    These 2 also excited us.

    An Evening Grosbeak



    And a Blackheaded Grosbeak. I thought this one was a Towhee, until I researched it more. We've seen Towhees as well, but I don't have a good picture yet.



    That's it for now, but I will continue to update as new birds appear and I get better pictures of some of the others.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    These are great!
    Very colorful...

    We have wild parrots where I live. They make all kinds of noise at dawn and dusk.
    And a few hummingbirds and finches and crows, of course.
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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Right on. Very cool photos.
    Look at how beautiful those birds are - what a beautiful creation, you know? Amazing.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Ooohhh what pretty birds!! All the ones around here are mostly dull and boring looking. Great pictures!




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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Nice pictures. Sounds like a real nice back yard. Right now in my backyard there is an eagle fishing everynight now around the same time, when the sun in setting. He is a good fisherman also, always goes to the tree with his catch of the day.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Here are some new ones for you all.

    Brown-Headed Cowbird.



    And a White-crowned Sparrow


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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    That's great - we just have robins, crows and an occasional magpie - they're all loud and annoying.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Quote Originally Posted by herb2linda View Post
    Nice pictures. Sounds like a real nice back yard. Right now in my backyard there is an eagle fishing everynight now around the same time, when the sun in setting. He is a good fisherman also, always goes to the tree with his catch of the day.
    Funny story. My Aunt and Uncle have a place on Hood Canal and one time their neighbor was cooking a prime rib on the grill outside. The neighbor went inside for something and this Eagle flew down and grabbed the beef and flew off with it. Since then they have called the eagle Angus.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    yeah, we have sparros ( grey) pigeons, sea gulls ( why I am not sure we are no where near water crows, and robbins. some magpies to

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Hakuna Makarla View Post
    yeah, we have sparros ( grey) pigeons, sea gulls ( why I am not sure we are no where near water crows, and robbins. some magpies to
    Several years ago when I was out in Montana we saw lots of Pelicans and Seagulls in Great Falls. They were hanging out on the river.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    A lot of these birds we have never noticed before. My mom has been feeding the birds like crazy over the winter and they are really starting to show up. I figure by this time next year penguins might start appearing.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Such a better variety then the birds around here. We just have crows, doves, seagulls and sparrows. The seagullas don't come near the house though, there is too much good food at the high school. We'll get about 25-50 sparrows in our trees and bushes and they'll have bird parties, where they tweet and chirp up a storm at set times every time (used to be at 6 AM and 6 PM), very annoying.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Another reason I love living in the northwest...the cool birds!!

    I especially love the Stellar's Jay. So beautiful!!!

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Woo-hoo! We made the round-up. I'll have to go to Mom's tomorrow to sit on the porch with the camera and see if I can add a few new bird pictures.

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    Re: My Mom's Feathered Friends

    Gah! The fountain in my parents backyard is down so the birds are not around as much today. I only got a House Sparrow to share. He is eating some old triscuits my mom threw out in the grass.


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