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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #795 on: December 17, 2020, 03:04:48 PM »

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #796 on: December 20, 2020, 02:51:25 PM »

Nice shot, thanks for sharing! (The Goldfinches in your yard are much more vibrant than the ones by us!)

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #797 on: December 20, 2020, 03:03:02 PM »
We had this very neat looking Fox Sparrow in our yard today! First time spotting one in our yard so that would be species #61 this year!

It very much reminded me of a (Female) Eastern Towhee in color and behavior. It is also much larger than other sparrows we see daily.

At first we even thought it was a female Eastern Towhee the way it was flicking back grass and leaves to find its food.


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #798 on: December 20, 2020, 03:04:48 PM »
We had this very neat looking Fox Sparrow in our yard today! First time spotting one in our yard so that would be species #61 this year!

It very much reminded me of a (Female) Eastern Towhee in color and behavior. It is also much larger than other sparrows we see daily.

At first we even thought it was a female Eastern Towhee the way it was flicking back grass and leaves to find its food.


Nice!

On the subject, we have had a family of red foxes showing up for the past few weeks.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #799 on: December 21, 2020, 02:58:13 PM »
Spotted a Pileated Woodpecker (wasn't hard, thing is massive). Magnificent creature.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #800 on: December 21, 2020, 03:08:08 PM »
Spotted a Pileated Woodpecker (wasn't hard, thing is massive). Magnificent creature.
One of our rare sightings. Have only seen it twice.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #803 on: January 04, 2021, 05:23:16 PM »
We have been spotting quite a few Hawks around our yard in the last month or so.

A few have stopped by our feeders stalking the song birds, but I haven't been able to get any pics of them doing so.

This adult Cooper's Hawk stopped by today right before sundown.

It had trapped a Song Sparrow under our feeder/deck and was hunting it down when we spotted it. (The Sparrow got away in the end)

I had a hard time nailing the shot in the lighting (through our window) but here are a couple good enough to share.





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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #806 on: January 12, 2021, 08:58:37 PM »
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #807 on: January 20, 2021, 09:42:30 AM »
This Red Fox is still napping in our yard as I type this...


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #808 on: January 20, 2021, 04:55:30 PM »

Update: It slept in our yard the entire day, and finally ended up leaving around 4:30 PM.


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Critters
« Reply #809 on: January 20, 2021, 05:07:12 PM »
Does it hunt/stalk the birds?
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