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Occasional birdy thread....
May 7, 2016 | FReepers

Posted on 05/07/2016 11:01:28 AM PDT by Islander7

I had a pretty good morning. Hiked the Lake June Scrub State Park and good shots of the scrub jay and towhee. Came home to find the flycatcher posing in a ficus tree in our front yard; got his pic through the car window.

Took a bike ride and found a great egret, a snowy egret and tricolor heron in the same small stream. The snowy and the tricolor worked the great egret. They were positioned about 50 apart. The great egret spent his time trying to shoo off each of them. As one avoided the great egret, the other feasted on minnows. LOL! The great egret spent all his time and energy attempting to defend his stream from two conspiring free loaders.

Eastern Towhee

Florida Scrub Jay

Great Creasted Flycatcher

Tricolor Heron



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1 posted on 05/07/2016 11:01:28 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: fidelis; Flycatcher; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; SWAMPSNIPER; Ditter; native texan; curdogmen; ...

Birdy ping!


2 posted on 05/07/2016 11:02:08 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Just lovely! Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 05/07/2016 11:02:34 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("You know who gets hurt? The people who worked hard, lived frugally, and saved their money."- Trump)
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To: Islander7
We have the Spotted Towhee in these parts, also known as rufus sided, I think.
Seen this morning while walking my dog - along with a bald eagle, a flock of seagulls (not the band), several robins, juncos and two turkey vultures circling up high. There are also two deer laid down and ruminating in our side yard right now.
4 posted on 05/07/2016 11:11:21 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: Islander7

We live on a small lake and have so many birds especially this time of year. My favorite is a pair of kingfishers that skim the surface looking for fish. We also have a large Heron.


5 posted on 05/07/2016 11:12:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: Islander7

We were painting a house beige. A blackbird flew in through the open door and collided multiple times with the wet walls before making it out again. Its appearance was so modified I thought it might set off a bird-mania. Imagine a black mottled beige bird. He looked awesome. Bet he has a hard time attracting a mate. Birds aren’t into diversity.


6 posted on 05/07/2016 11:12:31 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Islander7

Please add me to your bird ping! I get strange birds every year up here. Last year our mountain chickadees showed up in two types. One was white and black the other had a tarnish orange color on them.


7 posted on 05/07/2016 11:13:22 AM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 HillaryForPrison2016)
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To: Islander7

Excellent. Thanks for posting.

We have resident Spotted Towhees, and Scrub jays here at the ranch. Being exactly between Lakes Mathews, and Perris we do get occasional visits by Herons, and Egrets, and often see formations of Geese flying overhead.

Lots of fun.


8 posted on 05/07/2016 11:14:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

King fishers are on my bucket list to get some good shots. They are too danged shy though.


9 posted on 05/07/2016 11:18:06 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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You are added. Nice dogs.


10 posted on 05/07/2016 11:19:24 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.


11 posted on 05/07/2016 11:19:25 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops***DEFEAT HILLARY)
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To: Islander7
Very Cool! I dig birds also. The Robin. Not to much. 😉
12 posted on 05/07/2016 11:22:34 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Islander7

Nice!


13 posted on 05/07/2016 11:25:02 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2020!)
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To: Islander7

We sit on our deck cooking out and watch the kingfishers but have never tried to get close.


14 posted on 05/07/2016 11:38:10 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: Islander7

It’s been a GREAT birding season here in SE Wisconsin.

Orioles
Grosbeak
Enough Goldfinch to host a Peeps Convention!
Indigo Buntings
Bluebirds
Thrasher
Cardinals
And all the little ‘house’ birds...

Added bonus? A male Ring-neck Pheasant has made our back woodpile his home for some reason. He’s been here for 2 weeks; we’ve named him, ‘Grover,’ though he may end up named ‘Dinner’ if he pesters my garden! ;)


15 posted on 05/07/2016 11:41:17 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Islander7

Green Heron


Turkey Vulture (When a squirrel gets run over in front of your house, don't let a perfectly good squirrel go to waste. Put it in front of a trail camera...and wait.

16 posted on 05/07/2016 11:42:03 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2020!)
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P.S. Awoke to a Phoebe singing this morning, too!


17 posted on 05/07/2016 11:42:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Islander7

;) Thank you!


18 posted on 05/07/2016 11:55:30 AM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 HillaryForPrison2016)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Nice shots! Little green herons are among my favorite wading birds. The can be pretty clownish.


19 posted on 05/07/2016 12:06:59 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A bird named Dinner.


20 posted on 05/07/2016 12:07:53 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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