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Birds this week
Lens: Tamron SP Af 300 LD {IF] Camera: K-3 Photo Location: My back yard ISO: 640 
Posted By: normhead, 03-04-2017, 03:00 PM

It's been cold and the birds have been flocking to the feeders. Cold means they have to spend more of their day eating, as opposed to whatever they do when they aren't eating, which I expect is sitting in the trees singing from the sound emanating from the woods around my house.

Downey wood pecker


Blue Jay



White Breasted Nuthatch


Red Breasted Nuthatch


Goldfiinch male


Female Goldfinch


Pine Siskin


Female Purple Finch


Black Capped Chickadee


Seen but not photographed.

Male and Female Evening Grosbeaks (this morning 3 males 3 females, Hairy Woodpecker (male and female), one Redpoll (this afternoon).

There were at least two hundred birds out there this afternoon. The redpoll landed right in front of me, then took off, I had him framed but couldn't pull the trigger quick enough. Then trying to find him amongst 200 other birds proved impossible.

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03-04-2017, 03:01 PM   #2
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No.'s 3 and 4 are really beautiful !
It's been awful cold here too ... no birds to be seen though.
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No.'s 3 and 4 are really beautiful !
It's been awful cold here too ... no birds to be seen though.
IN this weather I feed them twice a day, 3-4 cool aid pitchers of black oil sunflower seeds then another picture to top up the smaller feeders in the afternoon. If you feed them, they will come. I spent $90 on food yesterda/ 100 pounds of black oils sun flower seeds and 5 pounds of feed grade peanuts. I will be feeding these guys until it's warm enough for them to head north. Possibly a month.
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IN this weather I feed them twice a day, 3-4 cool aid pitchers of black oil sunflower seeds then another picture to top up the smaller feeders in the afternoon. If you feed them, they will come. I spent $90 on food yesterda/ 100 pounds of black oils sun flower seeds and 5 pounds of feed grade peanuts. I will be feeding these guys until it's warm enough for them to head north. Possibly a month.
Should we be refering to you now as Saint normhead? Good to see you care for your local wildlife.

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Beautiful birds!
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Should we be refering to you now as Saint normhead? Good to see you care for your local wildlife.
Please don't do that.

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Beautiful birds!
Thanks tina.
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