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Old Mar 1, 2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Must be bird day - I'm in (FZ35)

Downy Woodpecker - (If you got a bird, join in).
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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Looks good!

I've never put out suet out of fear of attracting unwanted critters (rats, squirrels, etc). Do you have any issues with it?
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Saly - Its the raccoons that come in at night that are the problem.
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Very nice JJDog2! It's hard to get nice clear pics when they are swinging on the suet feeder.

Yup, I think it is Bird Day today. Been lots of activity in my yard. Here's my pic, actually taken last spring of a male pileated woodpecker. I was happy he stood still long enough for me to get a few photos of him.
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Laurel99 Nice! I have been trying to get a shot of one of these for a long time. But when they pass by they hang high in the trees and they know you are there. Love the call they make.

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A Ruby Throated Hummingbird last summer..we keep a log of their return every year

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leftyman We get a few of those that hang for the summer. Those birds are a tough shot to freeze.

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Cute picture Leftyman. I like how you have the feeder stuck in the flowerpot. I've been keeping track of the dates, too. Last year it was May 16th.

I know, JJDog2. Their call is amazing. I think I read somewhere that they used to use it in old Jungle pics, which would be fitting. There is one drilling out holes in a tree in the neighbors yard. I'm so hoping they nest there this spring.
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We have the feeds in plants on our porch rails so I just set up a tripod and wait. Ive found that birds will become acclimated to your presence over time, especially hummingbirds..Ive actually had them try to feed out of a feeder in my hand while changing the food.

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Somebody say its bird day?

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