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#1 judykk

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

I saw a most unusual bird in my backyard today but I can't figure out what it is. I used this site to search but it crashed and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. Because of Hurricane Sandy, I think it may be farther north than usual. I live north of Guelph in Ontario.

Here is a picture taken through a window. Thanks for any help you can give me. :rolleyes:

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#2 BarnSwallow

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

Awesome birds!! They're evening grosbeaks. It's quite the opposite - they're northern birds who are coming farther south than usual, along with a bunch of other northern birds. I'm eagerly hoping to see some.

#3 dklucius

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

here they normally stay in the higher elevations in good weather but move down into the foothills and valleys when its too snowy They nest here in early spring and sometimes a second brood later in the summer or early fall. they seem to eat mostly seeds and nuts but like sunflower seeds best.. The ones around here don't migrate south in winter but do change elevations with weather or climate changes.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

I swear, the things i would do to see what you just saw there! Amazing Capture! Send them south to Indiana!

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#6 Clip

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

I want to see some too! We get them in colorado up in the foothills and mountains and I'm in the plains.

#7 WatchNettle

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

Add me to the list!! I want to see those guys!! I would probably do a way better happy dance than when I saw the Fox Sparrow at my feeders! Great shot through the window! I am so jealous! There have been a few reports of them around me so my fingers are crossed!!

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#8 JimUSNY

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

Add me to the list!! I want to see those guys!! I would probably do a way better happy dance than when I saw the Fox Sparrow at my feeders! Great shot through the window! I am so jealous! There have been a few reports of them around me so my fingers are crossed!!

we had a big flurry of them a week or so ago in my area, but have all gone away somewhere. all I got in my yard that I saw anyway was one lonely female.. so much wanted a male to show up
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

Awesome birds!

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