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    Will a relocated aggressive Mockingbird return?

    Thanks so much, @birdmeister. These are really helpful observations and insights. I think this Mockingbird might be a particularly aggressive one, as she seems to have enough zeal to chase off any bird who comes near the front or back of my property. I have something like 16 feeders distributed...
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    Will a relocated aggressive Mockingbird return?

    @Microtus, yes, this summer I planted maybe 9 winterberry shrubs, 4 of which are covered in berries at the moment, plus many more young berry shrubs that don't have fruit right now. Little could I have known that planting these native berries (with the intention of supporting native bugs and...
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    Will a relocated aggressive Mockingbird return?

    Thanks @jmepler. I do have several feeding areas in the back and front yards and the Mockingbird just constantly defends front and back, particularly the back yard. She dive bombs every bird that comes near. (My property isn't huge; it's about 40' x 140' front to back. I'm in urban Toronto.) Oh...
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    Will a relocated aggressive Mockingbird return?

    Thanks so much @Bird_Bill -- very helpful.
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    Starlings Help/Advice

    I'm in Canada where obviously Starlings are not native -- their numbers here are massive and they outcompete native birds for resources like food and nesting spaces, so we go to great lengths here to try to keep them from mobbing our feeders. (Interestingly our native birds don't have mobbing...
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    Will a relocated aggressive Mockingbird return?

    We have an extremely aggressive Northern Mockingbird who hangs out in our front and back yards this winter. We have spent vast amounts of time and money on extensive bird feeding stations, heated baths and native plants in order to support the local bird population, and at last we have seen a...
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    Confirm female Baltimore Oriole for rare winter sighting in Toronto?

    Oh my goodness @Nutcracker ! Baltimore Oriole in Baltimore, Ireland -- that is mad sweet! :love: I bet everybody went crazy for it!
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    Confirm female Baltimore Oriole for rare winter sighting in Toronto?

    Thank you all so much! I'll go with adult female Baltimore Oriole then (assuming the "young" speculation was referring strictly to the possibility of its being male). Wild that they're popping up in the UK, @Nutcracker ! I'd love to hear how they end up faring by April!
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    Your Experience With Winter Bird Houses

    I've seen many accounts (and photos) of woodland birds using standard bluebird nest boxes as nighttime roosts to sleep and keep warm. The majority of reports are on Downy Woodpeckers, but I've also heard of nuthatches and chickadees using them. I have seen/heard no evidence at all that any...
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    Sparrow ID help - Northern California

    White-throated Sparrow, tan morph, agree. So cute! The ones that come to my Toronto garden seem to have much brighter white throats -- or maybe it's just the way the camera picked up the colour.
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    Confirm female Baltimore Oriole for rare winter sighting in Toronto?

    I'm just adding two more photos of her, taken in December:
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    Confirm female Baltimore Oriole for rare winter sighting in Toronto?

    Incidentally, for anyone who's interested, here are a few more things about all this wintering songbird situation: we had some cold November nights, down to -6 Celsius, which she seemed to have breezily survived there is another female Baltimore Oriole wintering far north of Toronto, at...
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    Confirm female Baltimore Oriole for rare winter sighting in Toronto?

    I've been attending to (what I believe is) a female Baltimore Oriole in my Toronto (Canada) back yard since around November 15, 2020. I'm wondering if someone can confirm whether she is in fact a female Baltimore Oriole, and whether it's possible to discern whether she's a younger or older bird...
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    Advice on super-zoom point and shoot cameras

    Hi there, I'm hoping to get some advice on buying a super-zoom point-and-shoot camera. What I'm looking for: Primarily a camera for nature vacations, and especially for capturing distant birds on shore or in trees. Strong IS. Prefer to avoid anything that is known to be especially...
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