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#285051 - 01/03/10 03:23 PM Cool birds at your birdfeeder.
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My favorite visitor is a Downy Woodpecker. But I had a Northern Flicker there today and it was stunning.


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#285053 - 01/03/10 04:02 PM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: Lampshade]
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#285081 - 01/03/10 11:14 PM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: Wid]
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Nice! I put up a hanging flowering plant and I get the occasional hummingbird. Great pic.
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#285092 - 01/04/10 05:29 AM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: Wid]
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Rick, may I assume that photo is NOT a recent one? I would think that if it was taken sometime in the last week, the little devil would have an icing problem.
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#285093 - 01/04/10 07:46 AM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: Ajax]
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Every year there are Hummingbirds that turn up in the dead of winter at feeding stations. The most common are Rufous Sided Hummingbirds - which this one appears to be. Several years ago a Callopie Hummingbird was documented here in Winston-Salem. There is an organization which, when contacted, will come out, trap and band the bird verifying which species it is.

Just in case anyone was interestd.
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#285095 - 01/04/10 07:55 AM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: Argon]
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How do you trap a humming bird?
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#285097 - 01/04/10 08:08 AM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: terzaghi]
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You teach the hummingbird the words........ to this.... and the bird will coop itself.
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#285100 - 01/04/10 09:08 AM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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When I lived in Virginia, we got a lot of woodpeckers on our wooded lot: Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied, and even the big daddy Pileated Woodpeckers.

We got a lot of Goldfinches, Bluebirds, Cardinals, house finches, chickadees, nuthatches, ruby-throated hummingbirds and tufted titmouses. Or is that titmice?
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#285103 - 01/04/10 09:49 AM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: medic8r]
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That pic was some time during the summer. The wife had a hummingbird ans butterfly garden. The first pic is a nest full of starlings.






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#285107 - 01/04/10 10:05 AM Re: Cool birds at your birdfeeder. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
You teach the hummingbird the words........ to this.... and the bird will coop itself.


HA. Favorite episode ever! I love when it comes back from commercial break but you don't know it because the screen is just black, then you here Peter quietly whispering the song to Lois in bed.

We remove our hummingbird feeders in late fall so they will get the message and fly south. Which reminds me, I completely forgot to start filling the regular bird feeders again for the winter birds. Explains why there has been a lack of color around lately.
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