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#337749 - 02/09/11 10:58 PM Bird Watchers
Lampshade Offline
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What is your favorite bird?

Mine are Downy Woodpeckers.
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#337751 - 02/09/11 11:06 PM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: Lampshade]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Warblers are beautiful little birds, and hummingbirds, and nuthatches. Did we have to choose just one!
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#337753 - 02/09/11 11:21 PM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: Adrian]
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I love bluebirds too.
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#337755 - 02/09/11 11:30 PM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: Lampshade]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Kingfishers!
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#337760 - 02/09/11 11:56 PM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: Adrian]
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Call me boring, but mine is the American Robin. They are such a pleasant bird and actually entertaining to watch. They are so common though, not too many people pay attention to them.
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#337764 - 02/10/11 12:12 AM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: sonicfox]
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Robins are the little gentlemen of birds.
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#337774 - 02/10/11 07:09 AM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: pmbuko]
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I like to watch Cardinals.

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#337776 - 02/10/11 07:30 AM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: CatBrat]
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I like Warblers - one of my favorites is the Common Yellowthroat. The males have that black mask that contrasts with the bright yellow. I just think they are cool looking.
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#337778 - 02/10/11 07:41 AM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: Argon]
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I like Red-Tailed Hawks. We have a stretch of road about a quarter-mile from my house that I can always spot one or two. I have also seen the occasional owl but usually I am in the car and it is near dark so I can't tell the particular species. I go to the beach several times a year and like to watch the roseate spoonbills and scarlet ibis(es?).

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#337780 - 02/10/11 08:05 AM Re: Bird Watchers [Re: davidsch]
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Cool thread. I enjoy birdwatching at Medic8r Manor, and the wife and I just put out the first feed of the year, welcoming back our bluebirds. They usually come back around Valentine's Day but are a little early this year.

When I was in Georgia last year, we had a great horned owl patrol our backyard. It was cool to look for him each evening.

Our most common birds here in Virginia (at least the ones I most often notice, as I suspect there are lots of house finches and sparrows around also) are the bluebirds, goldfinches, nuthatches, and chickadees. We have a number of thistle/niger feeders and often get sights like this pic that I pulled off the web:



We also enjoy feeding the ruby-throated hummingbirds and the various woodpeckers we get. I agree that the downy is a cool little bird. I enjoy how they hop around on the tree. We also get their slightly bigger cousins, the hairy woodpecker.

But to actually answer your question, the bird I enjoy seeing - and hearing - the most is the pileated woodpecker. Whenever I hear one's call, I always look out the window to see if I can spot him.
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