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For you bird lovers.....

This is a discussion on For you bird lovers..... within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Probably my favorite northern bird ... Black-Capped Chickadee (such bold lil buggers) Then here's a ...

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    Probably my favorite northern bird ... Black-Capped Chickadee (such bold lil buggers)


    Then here's a Tufted Titmouse


    Blue Jays -- yeah they are bullies, but they're beautiful bullies....


    My folks get several kinds of woodpeckers:
    Downy Woodpecker


    Not sure what this one is -- about the same coloration as a Downy but about 2X as big


    Some not so gold Goldfinches

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    Beautiful pics Paul, the white snowy background make the birds stand out even more!
    There was a peregrine falcon that was perched in a tree outside of my window this morning, no time to get the camera though ....
    And as odd as it may seem, we have colonies of wild Argentinian parrots living in Brooklyn since the 70s!
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    I had no idea parrots liked it cold. There are two kinds of parrots that come around my house down here in Florida. I guess I just assumed they were all from the jungles. And the other pic's with all the snow...the birds were cool...but what alot of snow. Brrrrr!!! Thanks for sharing...I love the bird pics. I'll have to show a few pics from the days when I had a bird feeder out back. The parrot show at 6 am every morning got old fast...noisy things! The ones with the black head were so noisy, the little monk parrots are quiet sweet little creatures. We had to take the feeder down when a Peregrin Falcon moved into the neighborhood and began swooping down to try and catch one of the little parrots. It flew into the back window one afternoon scaring the dicken's out of my husband and giving the bird one major headache. It sat in the crotch of the orange tree shaking it's head for about five minutes before it flew away. Unfortunately, we were so shocked neither of us thought to snap a picture of it. It was a gorgeous creature!
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    The unknown woodpecker is a hairy. Great pics Paul. Love the Monk Parakeets in the snow Laurent. Mom saw this Sparrowhawk waiting behind our feeders. She left without a meal tho.
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    As Steve, said, the larger woodpecker is a Hairy Woodpecker. They and the Downy Woodpeckers are nearly identical in colors.

    Monk Parakeets seem to be pretty tough. I have heard there is a colony of them in a park in Chicago--not exactly tropical! So, although it does look a bit shocking to seem them pictured in the white crap, uh I mean snow LOL, I guess they can handle it.

    The sparrowhawk is more specifically called a Sharp-shinned Hawk, there are several species of sparrowhawk, more in Eurasia, than in North America.

    Cheers,

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    This is an awesome thread, Paul! Thanks! I took some photos of Murphy, my blue and gold macaw, that I will post when I get my camera to upload again. Cool photos all. Thanks.

    Cheers,
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    Neat pictures the second one in Connie's pictures is a Nandy Conure been told they are also cold tolerent . The Monk Parakeets are one of the few that built big nests from twigs divided into compartments chicks are hatched in the back area and moved to the front when old enough for body functions, out the hole in the nest . I hand fed a clutch for a friend. I had to clean the floor a lot . Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
    The sparrowhawk is more specifically called a Sharp-shinned Hawk, there are several species of sparrowhawk, more in Eurasia, than in North America.

    Cheers,

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    We only have two species here in the UK, Sparrowhawk and Northern Goshawk. The Sharp Shinned is remarkably similar to our Sparrowhawk. The Goshawk is the same species, although slightly different in appearance. We don't have Coopers Hawks here in the UK.

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    A few more:

    Another type of woodpecker



    Male and female cardinals


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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    A few more:

    Another type of woodpecker
    This one is a very badly named bird; it's a Red-bellied Woodpecker. See the red on the belly? LOL Neither can I!

    Cheers,

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