Wildlife at the New Place

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Wildlife at the New Place

Postby PeggyC » May 28, 2008 10:20 pm

Not much different than Illinois... at least in my backyard... :lol:

At the pond

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This one I took this morning

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And pictures of the birds I've caught so far, many the same as Illinois

A male house finch

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A dove

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This mockingbird is a permanent resident of my yard... he never leaves! :lol: The day we pulled in with the moving truck, there he was and I was soooo excited. Bless his heart, he sings his little heart out all the time... he's always making noise... even at 3:00 a.m. :evil: :lol:

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A Bewick's wren. These little ones are so cute. I have about six or eight of them and its so fun to see them chatter and play together.

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And my mystery bird. A female tree swallow? Or something else? I need to unpack my books so I can find my bird book! :lol:

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Postby wishiwere » May 29, 2008 7:07 pm

That would be my guess, but my sister has my books currently ;(
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Postby nanny_56 » May 29, 2008 7:17 pm

Maybe a phoebe?
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Postby Spider » May 29, 2008 7:18 pm

My guess would be a flycatcher. Both tree swallows are metallic saffire blue with a stark white belly. I'll go look. :)
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Postby Spider » May 29, 2008 7:36 pm

Eastern wood pewee imm. 6 1/2" (size of a Europian sparrow)?
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Postby Mary Ann » May 29, 2008 9:09 pm

They all seem to be posing for you, Peggy. :D
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Postby nanny_56 » May 30, 2008 1:21 pm

Spider wrote:Eastern wood pewee imm. 6 1/2" (size of a Europian sparrow)?


The eastern varity usually has a lighter colored mandiable...but maybe a Western Pee Wee?
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Postby whis4ey » May 30, 2008 4:56 pm

Hope you are settling in well Peggy, and enjoying your new place
Great pics .. a new adventure certainly is exciting :)
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