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New! ONLINE Bird Field Guide
#81421 January 25th, 2007 at 07:56 PM
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I just found this site that helps you identify over 1,000 species of birds in the U.S. and Canada. It is a step-by-step ONLINE field guide that can have you identifying your unknown birds in minutes. It also has a store where you can get some really GREAT stuff for your bird garden. I am interested in their solar-powered bird bath fountain pump that pumps 40 gallons per hour and costs only $65.00 USD! Splashing gurgling water in a fountain, pond, or birdbath will attract many insect eating species that would NEVER come to ANY of your birdfeeders, so a NOISY, wet, water feature is essential to attracting the maximum number of DIFFERENT bird species to your yard or garden. Here is a link to their site.

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#81422 January 25th, 2007 at 10:41 PM
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cool im gonna check that out! i get these birds that look like crows but their a black metallic diffrent colors [ if that makes sence] i think there called crackles or somthing, have to check it out

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#81423 January 25th, 2007 at 10:53 PM
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Those are probably Common Grackles. They have beautiful irridescent colors. Here is one I took sitting on my porch rail. This is a male. The males are the pretty ones.

Common Grackle (Male)
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#81424 January 25th, 2007 at 11:11 PM
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thorny your faster than that bird site! i just found em! arnt thay so beauitful. love your pic!

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#81425 January 25th, 2007 at 11:24 PM
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In the summer I have a half dozen or so that come to my feeders. I've watched them mate in my yard before.

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#81426 January 25th, 2007 at 11:27 PM
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Beautiful? YES! (but they CAN be sorta creepy)

Common Spookle
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#81427 January 25th, 2007 at 11:35 PM
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Yeah yeah, the boys are the pretty ones....

Anyway, what do I need a stinking online guide for when I already have one -- you.


P.S. Could some please tell me what " muggs " means?

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#81428 January 25th, 2007 at 11:44 PM
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That means, "High Five" or, "Right-On", for us Old-Schoolers.

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#81429 January 26th, 2007 at 04:27 AM
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thumbup i put that site in my favorites!

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#81430 January 27th, 2007 at 04:10 PM
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Thornius,
Thanks for the neat site! I bookmarked it too. I do all I can to attract birds to my yard--love to watch them. And they really pay me back by helping keep the insects down in my garden.

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#81431 January 27th, 2007 at 07:37 PM
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If it's the insects ye'll wanna be gettin rid of, the birds that came to seed feeders won't be able to help ye. Ye'll be wantin' to put up suet feeders and baths and fountains that splash and gurgle to attract the INSECT eatin' birds.


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