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Old Monday 26th March 2018, 17:54   #13076
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Hooded orioles have migrated back! They're frequent visitors to my parents' place (about 50 miles away), but this is the first time they've visited my patio. Feel pretty honored since so many of my neighbors have hummingbird feeders but they've been frequenting mine—a lot—the last couple of weeks. First the males, then the females came this Saturday.

Bought a new kangaroo paws plant last night thinking to attract new hummers, but first thing in the morning it's the male hooded oriole who has first dibs! It was like watching Goldilocks as he shimmied back and forth on the shepherd's hook sampling each "paw." Thanks to the ol' bird cam, orioles drink from plants too (makes sense if I think about it, but have never seen it until today).
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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 11:01   #13077
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Spring is here

After a (comparatively) cold, long winter, spring has arrived. Our Redstarts and Robin have left but have been replaced by Alpine Swifts. Only a few Alpine Swifts at present and flying very high. Soon their numbers will grow and they will be joined by hundreds of Swifts.
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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 16:14   #13078
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After a (comparatively) cold, long winter, spring has arrived. Our Redstarts and Robin have left but have been replaced by Alpine Swifts. Only a few Alpine Swifts at present and flying very high. Soon their numbers will grow and they will be joined by hundreds of Swifts.
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Old Monday 9th April 2018, 16:39   #13079
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Been busy today had Goldfinches feeding at the feeders for the first time ever and The Blackcap returned.
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Old Thursday 12th April 2018, 19:42   #13080
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The Blackcap is back, singing away next to the house. Also got 5 or 6 Siskin visiting at the moment. Unfortunately some furry friends are back so I'll have to sort that out.

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Old Friday 4th May 2018, 17:47   #13081
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Heard a Cuckoo for only the second time in 10+ years from the garden this morning. Willow Warblers singing away and the Blackcap is still present. Looks like the Great Tits and House Sparrows have raised broods as well.

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Old Monday 7th May 2018, 12:53   #13082
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Some regulars at our feeding station

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks have been regulars at our feeder for several weeks now. We have had up to eight (8) so far. Usually just 2 or 3 are showing up in the mornings now. Also getting House Finch, House Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Bluejay, Grackle (yuck), Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Downy Woodpecker, occasional Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch, etc.
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Wow, Larry! That's a very nice selection of birds. I'm definitely envious.
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Been very busy recently soon as I fill up a feeder it's empty end of the day.
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Old Monday 28th May 2018, 08:12   #13085
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Could hear a Green Woodpecker from the back garden this morning. Not a common bird here.
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Old Saturday 29th September 2018, 16:14   #13086
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Just put some food for the first time in months and first bird back was a ....... drum roll please.....Blue Tit

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Old Tuesday 16th October 2018, 19:45   #13087
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Just had a Tawny Owl fly across the back garden.
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Old Wednesday 17th October 2018, 16:06   #13088
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Just put some food for the first time in months and first bird back was a ....... drum roll please.....Blue Tit

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Yes, I too actually noticed there were birds in the garden again, and mine was a female Northern Cardinal. She was on the feeder too, most eat out of the tray on the ground. Theres sunflower hearts in the feeder though, so I guess she is partial to them.

So nice to see birds in the garden again!
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Always nice to see the Jays in the garden at this time of the year.
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