Birds in the Garden

how about a group about the different birds that come into our gardens?

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Comment by CathyV on July 15, 2010 at 5:18pm
This site just gets more interesting all the time. Tammy, how exciting to have been born so near Mozart's birthplace. That truly excites me being a music freak!
Comment by Bernadette (Zone 11 Australia) on July 15, 2010 at 5:08pm
Thanks everyone for all your kind welcome messages. I'm going to enjoy finding out about the wonderful varieties of birdlife highlighted on this group page.

Bonnie ... the Oriole is a beautiful little thing ... such a bright yellow. That bird is a new one for me.
Catherine ... just love that shot of the Spotted Towhee ... what a fabulous name! Never heard of that bird either! Nor have I heard of the Blue Grosbeak. It's going to be a lot of fun learning about all these wonderful birds.
As for your question, Catherine ... yes the Kookaburra is a member of the Kingfisher family. It's the largest of our Kingfishers ... it's the beak that gives a clue about the family.
Cathy ... the Kookaburra does have a great big head ... even though the bird in the photo is a juvenile ... it's body will still look out of proportion as it matures. That big head and beak will always look slightly strange.
Elizabeth ... yes you are so right, I will indeed be fascinated by all the different birdlife featured here ... it'll be such fun learning about them.
Comment by CathyV on July 15, 2010 at 4:43pm
GydaMarie, are you in the Cascades? That is the most beautiful area. My husband and I spent 3 awesome weeks hiking and camping all around that area. It was amazing.
Comment by Paulette Griffith on July 15, 2010 at 3:24pm
Great picture, would have never taken it for a blue grosbeak----
Comment by CathyV on July 15, 2010 at 3:17pm
It is hard to believe this homely looking young male will turn into a gorgeous Blue Grosbeak.

Comment by CathyV on July 15, 2010 at 2:27pm
That is a gorgeous photo GydaMarie
Comment by CathyV on July 15, 2010 at 11:11am
Bernadette, Your Kukaburra looks like a Kingfisher. Is it in the same family?
Comment by Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. on July 15, 2010 at 11:02am
No I didn't and I'm so thrilled that it is doing so well! I get excited every time I see a new member! Thanks for everyones pictures and news. Husband wants to no if you can see Mt Reiner from your house???
Comment by Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. on July 15, 2010 at 10:52am
Catherine, yes it is a baltimore oriole we love them
Comment by CathyV on July 15, 2010 at 8:42am
Our first of season (FOS) Rufous Hummingbird JUST arrived, more than 2 weeks later than last year. I'm very excited because now the hummingbird wars will start. I'll try to get photos soon.

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