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#97833 January 22nd, 2007 at 07:26 AM
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rj took a pic of a bird that was in our tree, i dont know what kind it is, but thought id share
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Sibyl,
I can't tell whose cute butt that is - but, it is the butt of very cool backyard bird. It could be puffy tufted titmouse... they are such great fun!

I bet you have chickadees. too...

If you feed them -- they will come.

#97835 January 22nd, 2007 at 04:36 PM
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Looks like a Titmouse to me, too. Second guess would be a poorly lit female Cardinal. I just finished filling my tube and platform feeders with a new kind of feed to test out. I also put out a FRESH cake of suet.

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I don't think it's a cardinal's hiney - that's a titmouse. I could probably find a hiney shot to compare!!
thorny, Did you know that juncos love thistle and finch food?

Fresh cake of suet! I go through 2 a week where the squirrels can't get too and every other day another if I fill the creeper's siet cage (squirrel city). I am always looking for sales on suet.

Snow turns birds into greedy little pigs!

#97837 January 22nd, 2007 at 06:11 PM
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laugh laugh laugh Cute bird!!

#97838 January 22nd, 2007 at 08:40 PM
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i got hooked on suet cakes from cindy a long time ago wink i also toss out deer corn for the deer but they havent been comming around cause of the oil people out back, but the blue birds love it, laugh they figure if the deer aint gonna eat it they might as well eat it laugh

#97839 January 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 AM
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I was going to say titmouse also! thumbup

#97840 January 23rd, 2007 at 07:59 PM
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eek i wish my pics were good!
grinnnn i caught him munchin!

#97841 January 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 PM
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just seeing if i make the pic bigger if ya can see em better idea

#97842 January 23rd, 2007 at 08:54 PM
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Your pics are good, Sibyl, if you just do a little Photoshopping on them.

Sibyl's Titmouse
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Now -
That there's a doll of a tufted titmouse. Some days he is my favorite backyard visitor. He grabs a seed and props it between his feet and bangs away at it. Titmice love whole peanuts but are happy to eat good old sunflower seeds. If you have titmice around than chickadees are not far away!!!

Sibyl - I purchased a Sony Cybershot and telelens - the set up was $500 - then I bought a cheap tripod. Those costs don't compare to the SLR digitals that the pros use. So, be happy with your pictures. I probably should not have spent the money

#97844 January 23rd, 2007 at 11:41 PM
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Chickadees do that same Woodpecker pounding on seeds they hold against a branch with their foot. I watched a Titmouse AND a Chickadee hammering away until the Kinglet showed up and stole all my attention.

#97845 January 25th, 2007 at 05:58 PM
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i titled it titmouse in my files thumbup

cool how you changed the pic thorny thumbup

#97846 January 25th, 2007 at 06:07 PM
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Sibyl, I used Photoshop Elements 5.0 with an added Noise Ninja plug-in to lighten, sharpen, resize, intensify colors, and despeckle (remove fuzziness). These two programs will run you $200.00 to $500.00 retail......OR you can get them for FREE (and legally right now)off of a bittorrent site like TorrentSpy if you have DSL or Cable.

#97847 January 25th, 2007 at 07:56 PM
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its back!! i put a new baskte up and he was checkin it out grinnnn
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#97848 January 25th, 2007 at 07:58 PM
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If you feed them, they will come.

#97849 January 25th, 2007 at 08:06 PM
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The best seed to use in any and ALL of your bird feeders is Black-Oil Sunflower seeds (called BOSS, for short by birders). The best place I've found to buy it is Tractor Supply Company (TSC), a farm and garden supply store. You can get a 50 pound bag of BOSS there for a little less than $15.00 (including tax). a bag that size lasts 1-2 months once you get a large population of birds feeding daily in your yard. I also buy my rabbit food there. a 20 pound bag of rabbit food cost $10.00 there and one bag that size feeds my one rabbit ALL he can eat for six months!!! And I get the richest manure in the world to compost! laugh

#97850 January 25th, 2007 at 10:00 PM
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wow! i buy a 10 pound bag for about 5-6 bucks! its a wild mix, i have noticed they like the sunflowers best, those are always the first seeds to go,
i do have a bird area out back, cant get to it cause my husband dumped the pool there :p so ive been puttin seeds in the front yard, i think there starting to relize were the foods been moved grinnnn

#97851 January 26th, 2007 at 04:32 AM
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had another visitor wink
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just made some fresh suet so hopefuly i'll get more grinnnn

#97852 January 26th, 2007 at 12:56 PM
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Sibyl! That second photo looks like a White-Breasted Nuthatch! NICE BIRD!

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Why does the pool affect feeding birds?
You have hungry winter birds... Year round friends. You have backyard gems - wait til you see the chickadee!

I betcha that basket hanging there is going to get you other critters, besides the feathered ones, right quick!

I think last posted last night... I bet that basket is empty and 1/2 chance it's gone as I type!

#97854 January 26th, 2007 at 02:30 PM
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Pretty pictures Christy!!!
Keep posting!!

#97855 January 26th, 2007 at 08:31 PM
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thanks penny!
thanks thorny im starting to get lots of the white-breasted-nuthatchs!!
yep jane it was about empty! the pool is 30x30 round and still in pices all over my bird area, i cant reach or get to the bird feeders, so i got a couple baskets to feed em in the front yard for now, im already gettind bird dropings all over my bench but o-well. i can wash it off in spring, wink [Linked Image] [IMG]
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the littler basket has bird seeds and biger basket has p-butter suet.

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I lvoe your baskets. I can't imagine my red belly boy coming to a basket! How cool it that?

Hey, where are your squirrels... they'd have my basket in a hot minute!

#97857 January 26th, 2007 at 11:11 PM
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Wow a Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker! I have had exactly ONE Red-Bellied in the five years I have owned my house and that was three years ago. They are all over the yards just 100 feet away across the highway but rarely come to mine.

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