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Old Oct 14, 2010, 8:03 PM   #1
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Default It's that time of year, again

Although, the days are getting shorter and the end of warm weather is fast approaching here in the Northeast it is a great time of year. The Fall colors are just starting to show, here on the Cape. The morning temperatures are blunt reminder of what's to come. But, at the same time, they are refreshing. The air is dry and it wakes you up very quickly.

It's also a time that I really enjoy as the songbirds start coming around to the feeder in earnest. I've had the feeder up and full of seed for a couple of weeks now. The birds are beginning to make a routine of stopping by and having breakfast or lunch or dinner or all three.

Here are a few from the past. I hope this year is as good and we''ll have a bit more variety.
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All excellent, Zig, but that last one of the titmouse... wow!
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Hi Gary/Steven,

Thanks. It's all in the glass, that's why I'm still here.

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I Love the Cardinal...never have seen one though, hmmm, it IS a cardinal?
I feed the birds in my yard, too. We have had several who nest with us..including a couple of turtle doves.
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Yes it is (a Northern Cardinal). They're very common in the eastern US but I believe their range doesn't extend up very far into eastern Canada, which is too bad - they're a wonderful sight especially in winter when nothing else has much color. But you're in Toronto, right? They should be there - they particularly like sunflower seeds so try putting those seeds out in the winter. You might attract some cardinals if the squirrels don't eat all the seeds first.

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I feed the birds in my yard, too. We have had several who nest with us..including a couple of turtle doves.
Yes, that is a male Cardinal.

I can't ever recall seeing a Turtle Dove here. Mostly Mourning Doves.

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You've put my birding pics to shame... to shhhhaaaammmmme! Awesome shots!
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Hi Tek,

I've seen some of your shots and I beg to differ.

But, as I've said before, It's all about the glass.

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Old Oct 15, 2010, 12:22 PM   #10
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Hey Zig

Those look just superb .. tack sharp and the detail is looking just fab!

Ageree with Ted.. i don;t have any birding pics even remotely close to your shots!

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