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Birds in the Garden

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Comment by Judith Kennedy Arthur Zn 7, AL on June 20, 2010 at 7:20am
Those bluebirds are just beautiful. I have never seen a mountain blue bird before. We have had a few eastern bluebirds, but they don't seem to stay here. I wish they would.
Comment by Thomas Prickett on June 20, 2010 at 6:48am
Elizabeth,

Yes that is a peanut in the jay's beak. In addition to water, sunflower seeds, nijar, corn (on the cob), premium seed mixes, I also put out peanuts (in the shell) that are predominately eaten by the bluejays (although some other birds also eat them).

It's fun to see the jay swoop down and take the peanut and then fly to a high brnach where it lays the peanut down and opens it with its beak in order to eat the nut.

All sorts of plants come up from the premium seed feeder that seeds fall on the ground as the birds are feeding.

Tom
Comment by CathyV on June 19, 2010 at 11:32pm
Nice pics Paulette. I'm glad one of us gets to see the Mountain Bluebirds!
Comment by Paulette Griffith on June 19, 2010 at 9:36pm

We just came in from sitting out on our back deck. For some reason, less bugs there and we could enjoy ourselves. A female and male Mountain Bluebirds came in for water. I love the bright blue---signing off for tonight, Enjoy the photos

Comment by Paulette Griffith on June 19, 2010 at 6:02pm
Well GydaMarie, we just got back from town, loaded with more bug sprays for the yard and us! Every place has its drawbacks, I guess. I just hope we will have some good days to enjoy before Sept and the weather changes again. Just want to sit on the porch with my binocs and camera! Our fountain arrived yesterday and we put it in the flowers next to our porch. Love the soothing sounds!

Comment by Paulette Griffith on June 19, 2010 at 11:39am
What a wonderful way to start a weekend Tammy. We have way too many bugs to be outside for any length of time. The gnats are relentless. We have bug zappers, use body spray, yard spray, but they, as I said, are relentless. My husband and I love to just sit out on our porch, enjoy the beauty around us, the birds, plants etc. but it is almost impossible. Nice photo of the magpie. We saw our first of those while vacationing in Pagosa Springs about 2 years ago. They were very common, everywhere, but still pretty. Will try and get a picture of the scrub jay, if it comes in---
Comment by Paulette Griffith on June 19, 2010 at 9:59am
Nice picture Thomas! We have scrub jays here and I have two coming in regularly. They are a large bird. I enjoy them just for the added color in my yard. And Elizabeth, I just filled my peanut feeder and I will watch to see if the jays go to them.
Comment by Thomas Prickett on June 19, 2010 at 9:36am
but only got one "so so" picture of a goldfinch.

Comment by Thomas Prickett on June 19, 2010 at 9:35am
Saw several goldfinch in the garden this morning and wanted to get a picture or two. The bluejays cooperated and "posed" for several pictures...

Comment by Judith Kennedy Arthur Zn 7, AL on June 18, 2010 at 7:37pm
What a great story. You were so kind to do that.
 

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