Wild Bird Chat forum: Feathered Friends - March 2011

 
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ImageLindaTX8
Mar 5, 2011 6:02 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
I saw a few of these birds in a tree in a parking lot in the city. It was extremely windy and the birds were just holding on...all they could do, no flight possible! Hoping for help on an ID. Couldn't find it in my book. It has this dark bluish sheen...just beautiful! Could have gotten better pics without the wind...or better light Will try to get the other pics edited. All my photo software is extremely difficult to deal with since it was updated after I changed computers. I SO miss the old computer.
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ImageLindaTX8
Mar 5, 2011 6:15 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Probably not very good either. I want these birds to come to my house!
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Imageirisarian
Mar 5, 2011 8:17 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Starling?
ImageLindaTX8
Mar 5, 2011 8:38 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
I think you're right! I've probably seen that kind of birds many times off at a distance, but not that close. And none have come to my feeders, that I know about. Maybe that's just as well.
Imageskellogg
Mar 8, 2011 10:30 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
I don't know about TX, but here they are kind of a nuisance bird, and will chase all the other birds off, so you may be right in not wanting them at your feeders. But, since you are much farther south than we are, please do post when you see the first hummingbird of the season! I love to watch them return every year, and with all the snow we still have, it will probably be July before they want to visit, lol!
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imageirisarian
Mar 8, 2011 10:45 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Cardinals calling.
ImageLindaTX8
Mar 8, 2011 11:46 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
I'm looking for the hummingbirds every day! The Carolina Jessamine in the back yard has been blooming like crazy for the last week and every day it's covered with bees and butterflies. That's the plant the hummers head for when they arrive here. The hummingbird feeder turned up empty one morning...but that's obviously the critters that come in the night...probably the same ones that just about emptied the suet thingy that is attached to the fence near it .
Imageskellogg
Mar 9, 2011 7:09 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
I'm happy just hearing about signs of spring elsewhere! Hilarious! I know that if spring is in the south, we will get it here soon! Go away old man winter. We are tired of you this year. Smiling
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imageplantladylin
Mar 9, 2011 8:36 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Ditto to European Starling, considered a nuisance in many areas: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling/lifehis...

More images: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&pq=starling...
Imageskellogg
Mar 9, 2011 8:49 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
They always look to me like they need to grow tail feathers, lol! Like someone's cat got a hold of them by their tail!
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imageplantladylin
Mar 9, 2011 9:02 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
LOL Sandi ... I thought the very same thing when I saw one for the first time a couple of years ago!
Imageirisarian
Mar 9, 2011 3:12 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Cornell bird count stats said that starlings are the most common birds. they came into this country in the 1890s & no way to get rid of them. Horrid!
Imagequietyard
Mar 20, 2011 4:09 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Imagequietyard
Mar 20, 2011 4:31 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Linda I wanted to show you what my hummingbirds are up to right now. She has built a nest on the patio that is at eye level outside the sliding bedroom doors. I will have a great view of the babies! As of today the eggs have not hatched.

Linda Smiling Thumb of 2011-03-20/quietyard/400fe8
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Imagequietyard
Mar 20, 2011 4:34 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona


Imagequietyard
Mar 20, 2011 4:37 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
I do not know why two blank entries are showing up. I tryed to delete them but they stayed! Confused
Imageskellogg
Mar 20, 2011 9:08 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
How cool! And what a great picture!
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imagequietyard
Mar 21, 2011 1:41 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Thanks Sandi! Smiling
Imageskellogg
Mar 21, 2011 3:09 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
Oh! You will have to keep us posted and take pictures of the babies when those cute little eggs hatch! And of course, more pictures as they grow! Please!! Big Grin
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imagequietyard
Mar 21, 2011 4:03 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Thumbs up I will try! She is a nervous Mom!! Hilarious!

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