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Comment by Gail Freiherr Zn 7 TN on July 9, 2010 at 3:54pm
Paulette...great photos, love the blue heron & flicker shots. Bonnie are they song sparrows? sweet shot. Gyda...fun to see your Quail, we don't have them here.
I did have a balding cardinal which I documented for several months and then he stopped coming around. I did send the pictures to Cornell and they thought it was probably caused by mites since it was winter and they should not be molting. Here is the first photo I took.

This photo was taken about 6 weeks later.

Comment by Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. on July 9, 2010 at 2:39pm

Comment by Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. on July 9, 2010 at 2:38pm
I had the same problem with my cardinal last year. He looks good this year.Guess it's a common thing but it looks so awful. Mine took lots of baths, it itches them, and ate etc just fine. Here arew 2 shots from our sparrow house. They are almost ready to leave the house I think. So cute!

Comment by Paulette Griffith on July 9, 2010 at 9:50am
How awful about the Cardinals. We don't see any here, but that would be a sad sight. It seems that it should be reported to a wildlife/bird place for documentation. Could be a disease among the cardinals. Very, very sad---

Here is a young Robin, I think, and I got a great shot of a Red-shafted flicker.

Comment by Rich Pugh (ZN9 E. Coastal Fla.) on July 9, 2010 at 6:17am
Nice pic of the great blue!
Comment by Paulette Griffith on July 8, 2010 at 9:26pm

That is awesome Sharon---great picture! Well I'm back from my little vacation and was able to get some pictures. I'll just post a few for the next several days.Enjoyed reading all the posts and catching up on the great pictures. We spent time in northern AZ , alot of time on forest roads and had a blast. My first picture is of a swallow, but an not able it identify which. Couldn't find anything very close to it in my book. Saw some geese at a marsh and great blue heron in flight and at the marsh. Will post other pix tomorrow.

Comment by Sharon Rose NW Ohio 5B on July 8, 2010 at 9:09pm
I just thought I would share my little news: I have a family of Eastern Bluebirds! My m-i-l gave me a gourd birdhouse for my birthday in October, I set it up in one of my evergreens. The bluebird family has 4 very new babies in it, I think 2-3 days old. I am thrilled! :-D

Comment by Ronald G Maxwell z5/MI on July 8, 2010 at 1:19pm
I have a robin that nested on my front porch in a flower basket. Scared me out of my skin when she flew out for the first time. The motor loon was off the nest for a little while when we went by in our boat. The eggs look like they are made of gold. I hope they hatch with out any problems this time.
Comment by Gail Freiherr Zn 7 TN on July 7, 2010 at 7:37pm
Thanks, Gyda & Bonnie. Since I took my feeders down, I don't see as many birds, but it has cut down on the squirrels and chipmunks tearing up the garden.
I do enjoy seeing the photos and posts you all are sharing.
Comment by Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. on July 7, 2010 at 7:13pm
great pictures Gail, we have a sparrow in our bird house but have not gotten out to get any pictures, it's so hot and humid out, now we are finally getting some needed rain. Suppose to get cooler but more storms first.
 

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