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Post by EverythingAnimal on Fri 20 May 2016, 10:15 pm

This is pretty off topic even for off topic in my opinion, but I thought I'd add a few pictures I've taken so far this year of the birds around my house, if anyone would be interested. Birding is one of my favorite hobbies, so I thought I may as well share it.

Firstly, here's a pair of Tree Swallows nesting in one of my boxes.





And the inside of the box as of 5/17

A House Wren

Baltimore Oriole

Chickadee

Wood Duck

GHO

And I'll finish off with a hummingbird


Now, this list can go on and on and on, but I don't really think a mouse fourm is the best place for them  Laughing I have owls, eagles, ducks, all sorts if anyone wants to see more! Although I may need to find a bird-oriented fourm first, of course.
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Post by Peachy on Fri 20 May 2016, 10:31 pm

Those are fantastic pictures! And I love ducks!!
I was working in the yard a few nights ago and an owl flew right past my head. I hear them all the time but have only actually seen them a couple times. It was so exciting! Bouncy Your owl photo is neat.
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Post by scaredymouse on Fri 20 May 2016, 10:41 pm

Birds are so fancy! Great pictures Smile You have a lot of neat birds near your house

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Post by Soren on Sat 21 May 2016, 1:05 am

What amazing photos! Thanks for sharing Very Happy So beautiful!
I wondering how you get so close to birds without them flying away... Shocked
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Post by EverythingAnimal on Sat 21 May 2016, 7:26 am

@Soren wrote:What amazing photos! Thanks for sharing Very Happy So beautiful!
I wondering how you get so close to birds without them flying away... Shocked
A few are few windows or by birdfeeders or houses, so all you really have to do is sit still and wait. As for the others, zoom.
Heres one more of a Solitary Sandpiper that hangs out in the creek for a week or two each spring.
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Post by MouseLover on Sat 21 May 2016, 7:45 am

What amazing pictures! I love the second picture, the one of the swallow, he looks so chubby and cute. I love swallows.

I don't think this is too off topic by the way... we're all animal lovers here! I love seeing pictures of animals Jump Hearts

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Post by Artistwolf on Sat 21 May 2016, 3:31 pm

Lovely... birds are awesome! We built an owl house a while ago but alas, no owls, just a squirrel family living there. A woodpecker made a nice hole nest thing in one of the mostly cut off branches of our tree, but I haven't checked on it for a while. I wonder if he chose to live there.

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Post by Windmilla on Sat 21 May 2016, 9:45 pm

Those are great pictures! And wow so many different birds! Those species are so different from the ones I usually see in Brazil, so this was really interesting Shocked
I still don't know what kinds of birds there are here in Portugal. I've only seen pigeons around the city (of course haha) and seagulls by the sea. boooring!

I'll miss seeing jabirus and toucans and all the little hummingbirds that we would see so often around our houses <3


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Post by EverythingAnimal on Sun 22 May 2016, 9:30 am

Thanks everyone! Artistwolf-lucky you got to see them so close! I found a red-bellied woodpecker nest in the wods behind my house a few months ago, but when I tried to look for it again to see if they had moved in the tree had dissappeared in all the new leaves and I couldn't find it, so who knows. This is the picture I got when I found it-

So many new birds in spring the birdfood- peanuts in perticular- is disappearing so fast.
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Post by CallaLily on Mon 23 May 2016, 7:56 am

I can't see your pictures but I think because I'm over my data usage so it's horribly slow. I just wanted to comment so I remembered to check back next month and to say I don't think bird pictures are too off topic. Please do continue to share. Two Thumbs

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Post by EverythingAnimal on Mon 23 May 2016, 9:23 pm

A few more...
Eastern Bluebird

Blue Jay

White-breasted Nuthatch

Common Loon
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Post by MesaMouse on Mon 23 May 2016, 9:33 pm

Love the Baltimore Oriole and the Tree Swallow nest box pics! It's so exciting when birds are comfortable enough to set up housekeeping near people. Last May, a hummingbird built her nest atop one of the wind chimes in my carport and raised two babies. She was very protective and territorial, hovering very close to me and my dog any time we were outside; however, the fact that my car was parked within 10' of her nest didn't bother her a bit!

You can see two little long beaks poking up from the top of the nest

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Post by MouseLover on Tue 24 May 2016, 6:16 am

This is so interesting for me, many of these birds I've never seen or heard of before. They're beautiful Smile

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Post by CinnamonPearl on Tue 24 May 2016, 6:31 am

Stunning pictures! I used to be obsessed with birds, so I can identify quite a few. I wish we had more birds around my house, but all we have are common robins and a pair of purple finches.

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Post by EverythingAnimal on Tue 24 May 2016, 7:16 am

Very intresting with the hummingbirds! We've seen young ones around and usually the adults chase them away from our feeder. I've seen the same adults always fly back to one place, so maybe they had nests, but I've only ever seen pics of the little nests themselves!

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