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By: elle (offline) on Tuesday, January 03 2012 @ 08:54 PM EST  
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Lori: I would be very excited if I saw a Snowy Owl in my back yard too.

I have had many migratory birdies at the feeders and at the bird bath too. I always hope to see a Varied Thrush and generally I am rewarded every year.
This one came for a bath on a sunny morning at the end of October.
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And again in December
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All these pictures were snapped through the kitchen window because the simple act of opening the back door could mean they will fly away! So not the bestest of quality but I always love to see them. They are quite pretty. Or handsome as the case may be.


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By: elle (offline) on Tuesday, January 03 2012 @ 09:00 PM EST  
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I have hummies all year round but they are so hard to capture in a photo. This one sat still long enough to get a decent snappie. Again through kitchen window! It's the only way most of the time, unfortunately.
Anna's Hummingbird
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And another of the Varied Thrush. Perky little fellow. Had a lovely bath, too. Smile

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By: yalitldevl (offline) on Thursday, January 12 2012 @ 04:00 PM EST  
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Ohhhhh thanks you guys!! it was very exciting. I had to remind myself to breathe! Green LOL I felt good about it because when I left he was still sitting there watching the fields with no one bothering him or aware.

I love all the pics you guys have added since my last visit! sweet eagles and wee birds and Pat I loooove those mushrooms, very nice

thanks again everybody Wub


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By: yalitldevl (offline) on Sunday, January 15 2012 @ 05:48 PM EST  
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very cute Pat! Wub did you look up Phoebe or Wood Peewee?


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, January 15 2012 @ 08:57 PM EST  
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MY book & when I googled eastern phoebe. almost but mine has white eye ring like the least flycatcher. The eastern wood pewee could be it. in my book it shows no eye ring but when I googled, some pics had it & some didn't. it said some can have none or only a faint one. A very good possibility. Thanks Lori


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Monday, January 16 2012 @ 09:19 AM EST  
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Someone just IDed it as a Northern Mockingbird. I have plenty of photos of them from summer when they are sleeker. I've never seen them plum & in winter It has the right tail length & bottom wingbar markings. yeppee


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By: edkeagle (offline) on Monday, January 16 2012 @ 09:14 PM EST  
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Black-tailed deer in backyard flower bed on 12-29-11. We no longer grow dahlias. Photo taken through glass window.
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By: yalitldevl (offline) on Friday, January 20 2012 @ 09:27 PM EST  
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well I'll be jiggered Pat!!

Hi Ed, :hello: I don't know whether we have black tailed deer here, I've only seen white-tailed

this was an unbelievable 'get' that Nancy (grateful) caught this morning in her backyard. Just had to show you guys, it's too funny not to Green LOL

squirrel give a red-shouldered hawk a piece of his mind

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