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RedSquirrel 
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03-05-13 06:05 AM - Post#4050629    

Do you get many birds in your garden? Tell me what kinds you see regularly? It will be an education for me since I bet I don't know what half of them are.

 
kellcinn 
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03-05-13 06:24 AM - Post#4050631    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Winter: American gold finch, chickadees, Blue Jays, Cardinals, nuthatch, downy woodpecker, snow bunting (rare), junco, mourning doves, most of these are year round.

Summer: sparrows (*******'t varieties), field lark, swallows, ruby throated hummingbird, baltimore oriole, robins, are some.

 
RedSquirrel 
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03-05-13 06:34 AM - Post#4050635    
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I thought the censoring was something to do with bluetits (let's see if that creates stars) - what you actually typed never occurred to me!

 
kellcinn 
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03-05-13 07:03 AM - Post#4050641    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Imagine bluetit makes it through but not assorted shortened up! LOL

 
rottiefan 
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03-05-13 11:22 AM - Post#4050681    
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I wondered what that was! We have Robins (seems like much more than when I was a kid), Cardinals, Blue Jays, and that occassional to-die-for Bluebird flitting in the fence row. There are lots of the brown and black common birds. I am odd tho bc I think the shiny black ones, with a glimmer of green on them are so pretty. Many probably think they're a pest! DD thinks they saw an Eagle at recess time yesterday! How cool! I had to go to Alaska to see my first Eagle!

 
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03-05-13 05:03 PM - Post#4050739    
    In response to rottiefan

I think we just have mostly common black birds, and maybe sparrows, or they may even be barn swallows. Nothing fantastic where I live....

 
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03-05-13 05:04 PM - Post#4050741    
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Now that I think about it, I have seen meadowlarks and robins, but the black birds are everywhere!

 
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03-05-13 07:21 PM - Post#4050761    
    In response to buttonscrapper

I've had a few woodpeckers. . . a lot of wild turkeys :-), and the other day I had a flock of about 9-10 blue jays. . . I couldn't get a pic through the window and when I went outside they took off, but I did get one lonely pic in the tree in the front yard. . .

:-)

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RedSquirrel 
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03-06-13 03:39 AM - Post#4050813    
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Oh isn't he beautiful Marti! Wow!

We get:
*Bluetits
*Greattits
Coaltits
Longtailedtits (which aren't really the same species)
*Robins
Blackbirds
Black caps
*Nuthatches
Woodpeckers (greater spotted and green)
Tawny owls
Herons
*Hedge sparrows (haven't see a "common" house sparrow in the garden since we've been back )
Chaffinches
Bullfinches (early winter only)
Greenfinches
Goldcrests (rare)
Wrens
Jays
Jackdaws
*Crows
*Wood pigeons
*Collared doves
Black-headed gulls
*Herring gulls
Pheasants (introduced, just one pair)

* the birds I've seen this morning.

I am so, so lucky.

 
rottiefan 
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03-06-13 11:49 AM - Post#4050897    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Wow Rosey, you know your birds!

 
RedSquirrel 
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03-06-13 12:08 PM - Post#4050903    
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I think it must be a Brit thing. Most people here do.

 
ScrappinTraveler 
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03-07-13 04:34 AM - Post#4050995    
    In response to RedSquirrel

LOL Rosey - if I was there I'd be spending all my time running in and out of the house with a camera! I've thought of adding a bird feeder in the back yard but I'm not sure - I'd feel bad if I forget to keep filling it! :-). My BFF has one in her backyard and has beautiful cardinals and black winged red birds which I had never seen before - of course I didn't get a pic of them either!

 
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03-08-13 12:26 AM - Post#4051097    
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We get Tui, bellbirds, blackbirds, thrush, magpies(pests) , my hens , sparrows, fantails, spur winged plover, mallard ducks, paradise ducks, hawks, herons, we also get some pretty little yellow birds that I don't know the names of. The bigger ones are usually in the paddock next to the house though.

 
Kazzam 
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03-08-13 06:55 PM - Post#4051245    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

Rosey you have probably seen some of these when you lived in WA. We regularly get the Rainbow Lorikeets, Pale-headed Rosellas, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Galahs, Kookaburras, Kingfishers, Willy Wagtails, Ducks, Brown Honeyeaters, Common Mynas (pests), Crows (protected pests), Ibis (pests), Herron, Crested Pigeons, Noisy Minors, Curlews,
Magpies and Finches

 
RedSquirrel 
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03-09-13 03:40 AM - Post#4051291    
    In response to Kazzam

I think I've seen all those except noisy minors. Off to look those up...

And Sharon with your hummingbirds and orioles, wow I'm jealous of those!

There has been a 60% decline in "common" house sparrows, and 80% decline in starlings since 1979 I was reading in an RSPB article last night. Starlings at least are migratory so we know they are probably just living elsewhere, but sparrows are "ours". That's so sad.

 
RedSquirrel 
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03-09-13 03:43 AM - Post#4051293    
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Hey Sharon, when I typed in ruby throated hummingbird into google, guess what the first thing was? A rubber stamp of it! How cool is that!

 
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