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Birds and Butterflies
09-23-2013, 07:33 PM
Post: #311
RE: Birds and Butterflies
(09-23-2013 07:24 PM)RaoulDuke Wrote:  Well I cannot get the attachment to go through.
I guess I did. lol

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11-04-2013, 03:40 PM
Post: #312
RE: Birds and Butterflies
So the summer birds are leaving and the winter birds are more prevelant. I've seen some new ones that I need to identify like a grey bird that looks like a blue jay somewhat.

Not a butterfly in sight!
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11-05-2013, 09:04 PM (This post was last modified: 11-05-2013 09:10 PM by BrianW.)
Post: #313
RE: Birds and Butterflies
VU, that sounds like a Tufted Titmouse.
In other sporting news, the aforementioned black bear is now beating us 3-1 in regards to successful intrusions. I drove him out the first time, but he's been back three more trips to invade the barn, wreck the joint and kill four of my landlady's prized Angora rabbits. Defense - defense!

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11-10-2013, 09:54 AM
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RE: Birds and Butterflies
(11-05-2013 09:04 PM)BrianW Wrote:  VU, that sounds like a Tufted Titmouse.
In other sporting news, the aforementioned black bear is now beating us 3-1 in regards to successful intrusions. I drove him out the first time, but he's been back three more trips to invade the barn, wreck the joint and kill four of my landlady's prized Angora rabbits. Defense - defense!

I miss those little guys. I just don't see them in Iowa. They were quite plentiful in North Carolina. I still have my Cardinals and Blue Jays. We have a mating pair of Cardinals in our shrubbery each year.

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11-11-2013, 06:21 AM
Post: #315
RE: Birds and Butterflies
Yesterday there were three male cardinals hanging out together in my Pussy Willow. I don't see that every day.

Thanks for that ID buddy! I always thought they were smaller birds (Titmouse); this guy was even bigger than a Blue Jay...
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11-11-2013, 06:55 AM
Post: #316
RE: Birds and Butterflies
If it's bigger than a Blue Jay, it isn't a Titmouse. Another type of Jay maybe?

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11-15-2013, 05:22 AM
Post: #317
RE: Birds and Butterflies
Perhaps...one of these leisurely days I'll have take the time to identify some of the feathered creatures I have seen this year!
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11-15-2013, 10:37 PM
Post: #318
RE: Birds and Butterflies
A Cedar Waxwing perhaps??
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11-16-2013, 10:48 AM (This post was last modified: 11-16-2013 10:49 AM by VincentUlyssis.)
Post: #319
RE: Birds and Butterflies
I'm not sure.Huh

This morning I finally took some time to go on some bird identifier sites and make a list of birds that I saw this past year.

Of course the usual:

Common Grackle
Red-Winged Blackbird
European Starling
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
House Sparrow and several other Sparrows I'm not sure about
American Crow
Blue Jay
Seagull
American Robin

Then a few more elusive:

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
American Goldfinch
Purple Finch
Gray Catbird
Tufted Titmouse
Baltimore Oriole
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird?

And yet a few more I'm not really sure about...
Some kind of bird of prey
Others I have not been able to identify

It's always a nice surprise when I see an unusual visitor!

Thanks to the person who first inpired me to take an interest in this through his writings!
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11-16-2013, 09:18 PM
Post: #320
RE: Birds and Butterflies
VU, when you say 'like a bluejay', do you mean size alone? Because they have a distinct head tuft that made me think of a titmouse. If it's merely size, I'd look at a cowbird - bigger than a titmouse, about the same as a jay. Note the brown rump patch under the tale. On your list you questioned ruby throat hummingbird. You are correct - they are the only species that visit the northeast quadrant of the country - other than 'accidentals' anyways!

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