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feeding birds - pictures of my flying friends
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 11:43 AM
Joined: 9/12/2013
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 11:54 AM
Joined: 9/30/2015
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What pretty feathered friends you have. Looks like some doves in the mix too. We have them here and they are shy but you hear them all of the time in the trees.
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 1:52 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


The winter get bitter cold and hundreds of birds come to my feeder. It is my "hobby" and we are on a routine where the wrens wait for me in morning and evening.

I have woodpeckers, blue jays, finches, black birds, sparrows and wrens. Keeper goes to a feed store where they sell 50 pounds of sun flower seeds for $17 and keeps it in stock.

Cut an orange in half and other birds will come next month. The robins came last week but do not use feeder. 

Going to a park or beach and feeding birds is great fun and some birds recognize people.

This was meant as a post to encourage people to find a hobby, even cloud watching is a nice hobby. I photograph clouds, mushrooms, tree buds and cones, insects, birds and dogs.

Lots to do without having to talk to humans!

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:53 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4408

Very nice alz+!
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:08 PM
Joined: 1/28/2013
Posts: 2659

Those are beautiful photos, Alz, almost professional compositions!  I'm impressed.

We have a flock of wild turkeys around our house, and this season has brought something new-- a big tom turkey who is comfortable with being near our windows.  He's probably one of the chicks I saw raised in years past, because the mothers would bring them up near the house.  We only used to see the toms at a great distance and very infrequently.  If I can catch a decent picture of him, I'll let you know.