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A couple visitors....
#92903 March 12th, 2007 at 03:56 PM
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I got these shots with the new camera Doug got me Saturday...

My friendly neighborhood squirrel
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And what I think is a male Robin?
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The robin(?) one is through my bedroom window, sorry for the poor quality on that one shocked

I just realized they are both blurry... :p Guess I need to practice more, huh??

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#92904 March 12th, 2007 at 04:29 PM
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Awwwwww....still cute though!!!

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#92905 March 13th, 2007 at 04:33 AM
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Hard to tell on the bird it COULD be a male Eastern Towhee. Nice squirrel, too. What type of camera did you get?


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#92906 March 13th, 2007 at 04:39 AM
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Awww, Tonya, I really love your picture of the neighborhood squirrel. luv It's so cute! wink We have a lot of neighborhood squirrels around here and sometimes they're a pain, but you still gotta love them! :rolleyes: laugh :rolleyes:


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#92907 March 13th, 2007 at 04:52 AM
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LOVE!!!! the Squirrels!!!!


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#92908 March 13th, 2007 at 11:14 AM
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I love to watch the squirrels also! cool


Thorny- I got a Canon PowerShotA550. Good camera, good price! thumbup

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#92909 March 13th, 2007 at 12:58 PM
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With those white bars on the wings I would say eastern towhee.
cool pics.

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#92910 March 13th, 2007 at 03:46 PM
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Canon and Nikon; the two BEST brands of camera on the market! Learn to use it well. And Tonya, get a GOOD photo editor. I like Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0. You can make your pictures do ANYTHING with a good editor!


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#92911 March 13th, 2007 at 08:42 PM
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Not meaning to hijack your thread here, but take a look at the little theif I caught in our backyard! I even put out a squirl feeder for him with some nice corn...but he prefers the birdfeeders!
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#92912 March 13th, 2007 at 08:51 PM
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in the spirit of the hijack, i always open up the door in the morning and let the dogs come and go as they want till they get breakfast, and i was sitting there with my back to the dining room and the open door and i heard a funny noise and there was a squirrel IN MY DINING ROOM. as soon as he saw me see him, whoosh, out the door he went, (thank God). and the silly dogs just sat there looking at me, like, "what's your problem???"

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#92913 March 13th, 2007 at 09:09 PM
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What cuties


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#92914 March 14th, 2007 at 12:34 PM
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laugh @ patunias dogs! My dog liked to chase them.

Agnus hes on the feeder cause he likes sunflower better than corn! Put sunflower with the corn in the squirrel feeder. They love peanuts too.

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#92915 March 14th, 2007 at 01:53 PM
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Storm would have went crazy is a squirrel came in the house...she chases everything frown

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#92916 March 15th, 2007 at 01:20 PM
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Good picture!!!

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#92917 March 16th, 2007 at 08:35 PM
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A couple more bird shots....

Eastern Towhee( I googled it and both Thorny and Wrennie are right! kissies )
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And this fella- not sure what he/she is either...
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I have a pair of cardinals also, but can't get the camera ready quick enough. :p

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#92918 March 16th, 2007 at 09:59 PM
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Tonya your mystery bird is a Northern Mockingbird. One of the more delightful birds to have in your yard. And yes, that is a very pretty Eastern Towhee. It is also a male. The females have the same color brown as the breast on their heads, instead of the black. I have a pair of Northern Mockingbirds, Mr. and Mrs. Mocky who live in my yard yeard all year. I have taught them Beethoven's 5th Symphony, and they have become very used to me letting me walk up to within two feet of them.


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#92919 March 16th, 2007 at 10:50 PM
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After I posted- I broke out the "Birds and Blooms" book that my mom had sent and had thought he was a mockingbird. He let me get to within 10 feet....I didn't do any closer, because I didn't want him to fly away. He was so pretty just sitting there surveying his territory. thumbup Very cool bird!

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#92920 March 17th, 2007 at 12:14 PM
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clp Yay more mockys!

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#92921 March 17th, 2007 at 03:11 PM
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Gotta love the Mockys!


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#92922 March 18th, 2007 at 07:21 AM
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I love my Mockingbirds! luv I have a special food I make for them and a special place to put it. wink If they're hungry one of them will perch on a post by my kitchen window and start singing, so I will come out and put some of their food in a dish for them. smile They almost seem like pets. wink


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#92923 March 18th, 2007 at 06:57 PM
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Mine are pets or more like really GOOD tenants in my yard. Whenever they see me come outside they fly up close to say hello and ask for treats. I try to keep a bag of apples and an apple corer on hand at all times and a jar of peanut butter (But NOT Peter Pan or Great Value).


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