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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #600 on: July 29, 2020, 09:52:14 AM »
Just put out dried mealworms for the first time. Let's see who bites.
Who has been eating it?
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #601 on: August 03, 2020, 03:45:43 PM »
Guess who came to visit our bird feeder. NO MORE BIRD FEEDER FOR US!






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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #602 on: August 03, 2020, 04:02:23 PM »
Guess who came to visit our bird feeder. NO MORE BIRD FEEDER FOR US!

No worries.. This guy is gone, I saw his tail overrun by cars on the road lately :)

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #603 on: August 11, 2020, 02:48:08 PM »
I believe this was either an Eastern Phoebe or Eastern Wood-Pewee spotted today in my yard.

What do you guys think?

Links to compare:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Wood-Pewee/overview

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Phoebe/id

If it is one of those that would make it species #43!

I wasn't able to get any great shots, but these should work for an ID.







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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #604 on: August 17, 2020, 01:43:51 AM »


 Seems like this guy enjoyed the squirrels company more than the birds.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #605 on: August 17, 2020, 02:50:48 AM »
...
 Seems like this guy enjoyed the squirrels company more than the birds.

So cool.  So cool.  So cool!  :D
I liked it the first time I saw it here and enjoyed it again now.   ;D   Amazing video.




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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #606 on: August 17, 2020, 09:41:03 AM »
I believe this was either an Eastern Phoebe or Eastern Wood-Pewee spotted today in my yard.

What do you guys think?

I'm gonna vote for pewee. The pheobes are a lot stockier.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #607 on: August 17, 2020, 10:44:47 AM »
I'm gonna vote for pewee. The pheobes are a lot stockier.

I went back to see if any other pics i took gave more clues, and I now see from this angle that the underside of the bill is a yellow-orange.

On that note, i agree with your vote of Eastern Wood-Pewee. Thanks for your help!

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #608 on: August 20, 2020, 02:01:35 PM »
Species #44 is the fairly common Northern Mockingbird, but first time visitor to our yard. (That we know of...)

Is it a young one? It's feathers look pretty battered.





Looks like it has some battle scars on it's chest in the second pic.

ETA: I found similar looking pics on Google and they labelled it "Juvenille"
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #609 on: August 20, 2020, 02:31:58 PM »
I'm gonna vote for pewee. The pheobes are a lot stockier.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #610 on: August 25, 2020, 02:33:03 PM »
Finally got my hummingbird, those things are smaller than I thought!
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #611 on: August 25, 2020, 04:46:53 PM »
Finally got my hummingbird, those things are smaller than I thought!
Ruby-throated?

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #612 on: August 25, 2020, 05:15:13 PM »
Ruby-throated?
I think so. Very subtle colors, probably a female.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #613 on: August 25, 2020, 06:18:13 PM »
Finally got my hummingbird, those things are smaller than I thought!



They aren't all that small.
Violet Sabrewing. Curi Cancha, Costa Rica.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #614 on: August 25, 2020, 07:18:27 PM »


They aren't all that small.
Violet Sabrewing. Curi Cancha, Costa Rica.
The one I saw a few times now can be mistaken for a large insect.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #615 on: August 27, 2020, 06:44:39 PM »
Violet Sabrewing. Curi Cancha, Costa Rica.

Gorgeous! Wish we had those in our area!

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #616 on: August 27, 2020, 06:49:11 PM »
Today we spotted what looked like a Blue Jay with a black head.

I was about to snap a pic when it flew away, and of course i missed it when it returned again.

From the little i saw, the rest of the body looked like a regular Blue Jay, it just had a black head.

I know its not a Steller's Jay based on their range, so I'm wondering if anyone knows what the deal might be?

I'm hoping it will return and I can get a decent pic.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #617 on: August 28, 2020, 12:35:47 PM »
Today we spotted what looked like a Blue Jay with a black head.

I was about to snap a pic when it flew away, and of course i missed it when it returned again.

From the little i saw, the rest of the body looked like a regular Blue Jay, it just had a black head.

I know its not a Steller's Jay based on their range, so I'm wondering if anyone knows what the deal might be?

I'm hoping it will return and I can get a decent pic.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #618 on: August 31, 2020, 05:52:16 PM »
Molting

Yup, good call.

It ended up returning again, so I was able to actually got a good look (and pic) and see that.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #619 on: August 31, 2020, 06:24:05 PM »
Had one of them on Shabbos as well. So freaky.
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