Wow that is so neat and exciting!
Woah! Where do you live? It is sad about your feeders. I can not imagine having an animal that big in my YARD! OMG! I sit outside in the morning to drink my coffee.... I would FREAK!RangerXenos said:Why we have to take our birdfeeders down in the Spring. Damn bears got another feeder this week -- I hate to take them down because I love to watch the birds! I also am aggravated because if I'm going to lose a feeder, I want to at least see the bear, LOL! This shot was taken a couple of years back. Sometimes we catch them in the act, other times we just find a smashed feeder.
We have hummingbirds too! Got one fiesty one that dictates who gets to eat & when. We named him Rufus cause he always sits on the edge of a tree branch that is on top of our neighbors house. I have no pics but will soon try to get one.MAGreen said:Birds are do much fun! We had a hummingbird nest right outside the bedroom window, close enough I could have reached out and touched it. I loved watching the eggs hatch and grow, but it was even more fun to see my daughter, who was only 3 then, get to see the babies grow and learn to to fly. She wanted to keep them!
OT too but my daughter really believed in clowns until this past year, she thought they wore the make-up all the time and drove cute cars like VW Beetles and stuff and she thought they had clown kiddos too...drenee said:Dori, this is off topic, but I know you're posting in this thread and I wanted you to see it.
Yesterday I was sitting in traffic at some road construction. One of the cars that passed me had a clown driving it. I immediately thought of you. LOL.
Back on topic: Since it doesn't look like I'm moving soon I guess I better go today and get a hummingbird feeder.
OK, I found my wife's bird book, and I was wrong about about the range of painted buntings. Their summer breeding range includes Texas, the border areas of Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Louisiana, as well as small bleedovers into neighboring states. The winter range is the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico, the southern tip of Florida, and Yucutan.Anju No. 469 said:We have some friends in Mabank, Texas that had painted buntings this spring. I had never seen any. There is quite a big bird watching group here year round, but it is during my t'ai chi time so I can't go.
Kevin,kevin63 said:These pictures are beautiful. We get the red Cardinal and the bluejay around here. Our hummingbirds are either green or grayish, wish we had some colorful hummingbirds around. In the fall we do bald eagles around the cliffs across the river in Illinois (especially up around Alton). I'd love to see one of those orange Orioles around here.
Dori,Dori said:Beautiful photos. I have never seen a painted bunting. I love watching the birds. I collect Stangl Pottery Birds and have a curio cabinet with about 20 in it.
SEEEE! Now that kinda stuff is what makes me wanna read a certain book. If I know the characters, when I read I feel at home.Carol Hanrahan said:Dori,
My aunt would send me a Lenox bird for Christmas every year. My collection has really grown over the years. My aunt lives in the country and she puts out about 5 lbs of bird feed daily! She has some happy birds! She is who I based the character of Aunt Jess in my Baling novel. She is a rare gem!
We live in Connecticut, we're in the suburbs, but not too far in the sticks, LOL! Burlington is one of the towns with the highest number of bear sightings in our little state. It keeps life interesting, LOL! I think we've lost 5 feeders in 15 years, not too bad, but they've all been in the last 4 years or so. I hate to take them down as we love to watch the birds; without the feeders out, they keep to the trees.Meredith Sinclair said:Woah! Where do you live? It is sad about your feeders. I can not imagine having an animal that big in my YARD! OMG! I sit outside in the morning to drink my coffee.... I would FREAK!
Oh? Well, I can tell you if I knew there was a book where a kid thought clowns drove cars and had little clown kids, I'd check that book out!Meredith Sinclair said:SEEEE! Now that kinda stuff is what makes me wanna read a certain book. If I know the characters, when I read I feel at home.