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Alfred's Got Nothing on Me - My Birds

cardinalAnnieNC did an entry on a new bird she spotted on her window and listed all the ones she's seen. I don't keep a "list" per se, but se do keep a copy of Stokes Field Guide to Birds in our kitchen (with all the cookbooks), and everytime we see a new one, we date it's entry in the book. So I'm going to go through now and list all the ones we've seen.

1.Great Blue Heron - okay - slight cheat here, he never showed up in our yard, but I did see him at the lake a block away
2.Turkey Vulture
turkey3. Wild Turkey
4. Canada Goose (how could you not?)
5. Red-tailed Hawk
6. Rock Dove (pigeon)
7. Mourning Dove
8. Eastern Screech Owl (okay never saw but man something is screeching in the woods)
9. Red-bellied Woodpecker
10. Downy Woodpecker
11. Northern Flicker
12. Blue Jay
13. Black-capped Chickadee
14. Tufted Titmouse (one of my favorites)
15. Red-breasted Nuthatch
16. White-breasted Nuthatch
17. Eastern Bluebird
18. Gray Catbird
19. American Robin
20. Northern Mockingbird
21. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Chris still does't believe me on this one)
22. Northern Cardinal
23. Dark-eyed Junco
24. House sparrow
25. Red-winged Blackbird
26. Common Grackle (had one trapped in the wall of the house once; Chris rescued it)
27. Baltimore Oriole
28. House Finch
29. American Goldfinch (tons now that we put out a thistle feeder but they're gray now).

I'm going to have to try to get some better pictures.

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Anne:

#8 kills me...

Interesting! We've got some overlap but you've got several that I've never seen. I'd love to see an Oriole but they don't seem to come this far south.

Do you see a lot of Tufted Titmouses (or is it Titmice)? Those and the chickadees are my most common birds in the feeder all year long.

Kim:

You have some I've never seen too. The Oriole was a rarity - we spied it in April 2004 and I don't think I've seen another since. You know, all this talk has me wishing I had a good pair of binoculars to get a better look.

We get tons of titmise, juncos, sparrows and chickadees - they're here all winter, along with two male cardinals and a female cardinal (I think they have a menage a tois (sp) going ;D)

The menage a tois thing cracks me up!

I'm thinking about binoculars too. My feeders are very close to my window but there are some birds that won't come that close.

I wish that I had dated mine like you did. I'm going to start doing now.

Sandra:

Your goose sighting reminds me of an episode of the TV sitcom Frasier, where Niles described yet another unfortunate incident involving his invisible wife, Maris. This time, they were in a favourite restaurant at Thanksgiving, seated near an Italian football team (naturally), when Maris loudly announced she felt ready for her "holiday goose." Mayhem ensued (naturally!).

Man, I loved that show....

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Sandra - too funny. I think I stopped watching about the time Niles and Daphne started to hook up.

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