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#1 threeofhardts

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:41 AM

It's been rather boring in the backyard recently. I'm over run by House Finches and Blue Jays. I see the occasional Black-capped Chickadee and Downy Woodpecker but my Hairys and Red-bellied Woodpeckers have been MIA for weeks. Once in a while I still see a Rose-breasted Grosbeak or a Baltimore Oriole or two but I can't wait to see some of the Fall migratory birds. I even miss the Dark-eyed Juncos.

I'd rather be birding.


#2 spookyjimjams

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:47 AM

I agree. I need to see some more interesting birds than the pigeons, mockingbirds, and starlings that have taken over my neighborhood.

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#3 Clip

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

I third looking forward to fall migration. Not just for backyard birds but for birding all around. My life list hasn't grown much this summer. Plus there are some cool birds that pass through here with only a short window of oppurtunity to see them. Like the Cedar Waxwing. We also get some cool birds that winter here. Like Juncos.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

I'm seeing some warblers here... And when I go to the right places, tons of shorebirds.

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#5 dklucius

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:15 PM

here the song birds have been leaving the orioles and tanagers are gone and the grosbeaks are eating all day long getting ready to go and the hummers are starting to leave. the mourning doves are mostly gone. the pine siskins are getting more active and a few nuthatches and chickadees have come down from the mountains.




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