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    Where'd They Go?

    Got a couple back. A few days ago I saw one make a feint at 2 of the flowers then move on. Something must be wrong. I cleaned out the feeder, soaked it in Clorox for 24 hours, soaked it in clear water for 24 hours & air dried it for 8 hours. Then filled it with sugar water using a nationally...
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    Where'd They Go?

    I live at the north end of the Sacramento Valley. No hummingbirds for 3 weeks. All gone. These are locals that stay all winter. What has happened? Did somebody kill em all? Refilled the feeder 3 weeks ago - nothing. Refilled it last week in case I made a mistake - nope - no birds. I’ve been...
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    Heard at the Bird Bath

    Cedar it is. I relied on memory which was wrong. Just looked in my field guide. There was a note dated 02-28-80: “Cedar Waxwing - front yard - ate some berries - hung around in trees all day.” Today I very carefully slid a window open, stuck just the camera out at arms length, tried 5 pics...
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    Heard at the Bird Bath

    BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS IN THE BIRD BATH For many years across the drive there was a pyracantha tree and birds of every kind from all around fed off that tree for several days each year. One of the flocks was Bohemian Waxwings. Well the tree got cut down at least 25-30 years ago and it was a damn...
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