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Imageplantladylin
Aug 30, 2010 6:24 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Hi Linda ... great pic's! We have the Florida Scrub Jay here that is endemic to only the central Florida area: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Scrub_Jay It's a threatened species and I've never seen one that I remember but a few days ago I kept spotting this jay in the backyard and it looked "different" from the regular jays that we so much of. I think it might have been the Fla Scrub Jay. I'm going to keep my camera handy in case I spot one again.

Pretty Dove ... I don't see the White-winged Dove very often although my bird book says they range state wide. We do have many, many Mourning Doves and a couple of years ago I spotted a Ringed Turtle-Dove in a backyard tree ... it was really beautiful!

That little Titmouse is adorable! We have the Tufted Titmouse here and I've seen and heard them the past few months but just can't seem to get a clear picture. They sure are fast little things!

Lately I've been spotting Tufted Titmouse and a couple of the Painted Buntings at the feeders:

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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 30, 2010 7:25 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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I keep bags of Niger seed ut and I have had these little guys off and on all summer.
I think they have scouts out to check for feed.
Imageboojum
Aug 30, 2010 1:23 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
I just love goldfinches and their song as they fly. Boy would I love to have painted buntings here. When I went to FL, I bought a beautiful photo of a painted bunting couple and I have it my office at all times. I once went in search of the elusive FL scrubjay. It was a huge big deal when we spotted one. The next year I went to Washington and Oregon and scrubjays were in everyone's backyard!! From endangered to overabundant was hard to grapple with! I guess they were separated by geographic boundaries (maybe the Rockies) and the few in FL became isolated and endangered because there are not enough scrub oak areas.
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 30, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
i have the little purple finches too, but as long as I keep those bags I will see Goldfinches off and on. I love them. they like my fountains too.
ImageLindaTX8
Aug 30, 2010 6:01 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Yes, the Western Scrub Jay is in quite a few states and not endangered...I love them in spite of their noisy squabbling. In south-central Texas we have two endangered species, the Black-capped Vireo and the Golden-cheeked Warbler. The warbler only breeds in central areas of Texas, although it goes south of the border for most of the year. I saw one once years ago. I stood in my yard just staring in awe at it...it was up in a large juniper. I didn't know what it was at the time, but found info on it later. Such a lovely bird and its song sounded lovely! Hope the Florida Scrub Jay survives somehow!
Imageboojum
Aug 30, 2010 6:38 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Looked him up and his song is so beautiful. Now if only we could eliminate all the people in its habitat!!
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden-cheeked_Warbler/id
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 30, 2010 6:50 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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The wings are moving so fast you can't see them.
Imageplantladylin
Aug 31, 2010 5:17 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Charlene: Love the hummer! I've only seen one hummingbird all season but I haven't kept the feeders full either ... might help!

Here's a few pic's I took in my backyard this afternoon of Northern Cardinal's, a beautiful male and a pretty lady at the feeders, and a young one that decided to visit the birdbath:

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Imageplantladylin
Aug 31, 2010 5:24 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Also, a beautiful male Red-bellied Woodpecker and a Common Grackle:

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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 31, 2010 6:11 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Those are Great!!!!
Imageboojum
Aug 31, 2010 6:35 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Such personality!!
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 31, 2010 6:52 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
i love the cardinal with it's upright up-do!!
ImageLindaTX8
Aug 31, 2010 7:11 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Yeah, that must be a punk-rock cardinal! But nice! Beautiful woodpeckers, by the way!
Imageplantladylin
Aug 31, 2010 9:49 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Nah ... she's not a punk rocker, she was just getting ready for her bath!
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Imageboojum
Sep 1, 2010 4:11 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Too cute!
Imageplantladylin
Sep 15, 2010 4:04 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Lee Anne started a new thread, join us here: http://cubits.org/wildbirds/thread/view/34969/

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