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#36892 May 3rd, 2007 at 07:17 AM
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I was on the deck taking pictures of some garden whimsey, when this friendly black capped chickadee allowed me to take his picture. They are some of the tamest wild birds I know - I'm hoping to get them to eat out of my hand, eventually...

With sunflower seed in mouth:
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plants 'n pots #36912 May 3rd, 2007 at 08:13 AM
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I love my dee-dee's!
Great pictures Lynne!


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Wrennie #36914 May 3rd, 2007 at 08:20 AM
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Your feeding Black Oil Sunflower seed......GOOD FOR YOU! And I LOVE your basket feeder on the bottom. I don't have one of those. We don't have the Black-Capped in this part of Tennessee, onlt the Carolina Chickadee. I have Titmouses coming to my feeders this morning.


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Thornius #37028 May 3rd, 2007 at 12:23 PM
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Thorny - I have such an assortment of birds eating these sunflower seeds - it's the only kind I buy anymore! I get chickadees, titmouses, juncos, nuthatches, bluejays, cardinals, mourning doves, downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers, northern flickers, goldfinches...

All eat these sunflower seeds!
I'm surprised about the goldfinches - I thought they preferred thistle?

I saw a different bird eating the dropped seeds on the ground below yesterday - gotta get out my Sibley's and look it up!


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plants 'n pots #37131 May 3rd, 2007 at 05:07 PM
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Black Oil Sunflower seeds are the SECOND favorite seed of Goldfinches.


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Thornius #37137 May 3rd, 2007 at 05:17 PM
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I keep one thistle feeder just for the goldfinches and today all 6 spots were occupied.

debnoel #37240 May 3rd, 2007 at 06:56 PM
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Here is a picture I took this week of a male House Finch and a male American Goldfinch having a, "Boys' Day Out" at two of my Black Oil Sunflower seed feeders in my yard. SEE! they DO like something besides Thistle seed.

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Thornius #37252 May 3rd, 2007 at 07:20 PM
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What would a bird be that is small and tiny
and the prettest yellow I have seen and they are alot of them togther it was so pretty.

bettyboop1948 #37271 May 3rd, 2007 at 07:45 PM
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Wild canaries??? I get a bunch like you described at my house.


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sbreland #37298 May 4th, 2007 at 03:14 AM
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Wild canaries is a nickname for the American Goldfinch. See Thornys picture? The bird on the right is a male American Goldfinch. Is that what you saw BettyBoop?


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