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Types of Birds
What types of birds do you have in your backyard or at your feeders? Which of these you prefer?
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I'm not going to list all the types of birds that come to my yard throughout the year. It's about 40 different species. I won't list the Western Screech Owl because although they nest in one of my trees, they sure don't use the bird feeders. And the Sharp Shinned hawks only use the feeders as a banquet table to hit on the songbirds that visit.

I'd say some of my favorites are the Red Breasted Nuthatch, the Downy Woodpecker and the Bewick's Wren.
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I have to think on this, also. I have a pair of ring neck doves (beige-taupe color), cardinals, humming birds,house wrens,cowbirds, and eastern bluebirds. I did see a redheaded woodpecker and also, hawk. The hawk was scoping out the place.

My favorite is a hard draw between the cardinals and eastern bluebirds.
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I tried to send a note to you but it won't go through. Also wanted to see the pictures that you mentioned. Your profile says 24 photos but then also says "no photos." I don't get it.

Thanks for your comments about my pictures of birds in rehab. As for the quilt, that was my first hand stitched quilt. That is to say, I did the piecing on the machine but stitched the layers by hand. Time consuming but relaxing. Piecing is the hard part.

I love to crochet. That was the first needlework I learned as a child. Mostly I do cross stitch now. Hope to see your pictures some how, some time.
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Sorry to keep pestering you here on the forum but when I go to send a note, it still says "photos-24" and below "no photos" and the black box comes up saying you're not accepting notes at this time.

Perhaps your profile page is set for "friends only" instead of all. I'll send an invite, see what happens. You've had a rough year from what you've written. Life does get in the way of fun sometimes. Pbbt.

irene
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In my neighborhood we have simply sparrows, pigeons, and a few blackbirds.

I feed them every day in a special location and can identify the birds individually.

It is extremely interesting how the sparrows communicate and assist one another. One bird, for an example (an adult) had a damaged leg and the others were feeding it!

Altruistic behavior.
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