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Old Tuesday 21st May 2019, 14:47   #1
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Greetings from Rimouski, Quebec.

In the past few years I have listed 39 different birds visiting my back-yard in the city. I began installing feeders and I was impressed by the number of birds that visit each day. I feel that I am probably helping many starving birds complete their migration routes. Hundreds of Redpoll's, Pine Sisken have already eaten 10 kg of black sun flower seeds. Also present are the Purple Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Ceder Waxwing. Soon the Warblers, Swollows and Hummingbirds will be here.

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Old Tuesday 21st May 2019, 14:50   #2
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Hi Thomas and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.

You sure have a mouth-watering selection of birds visiting your yard - very jealous!!!
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Old Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 23:46   #9
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Interesting Observations

Hello again, News from a Back-Yard Bird Watcher :

I have some interesting observations:
A male purple finch arrives everyday with his herem of 5 females.
He remains most of the time on a top branch of the maple tree above the feeder protecting his territory. I observed a female purple finch stuff her pouch with sunflower seeds. She joined the male on the branch and allowed him to eat some of the seeds from her pouch !

I constructed a bird feeder that allows only the migratory birds to enter.
The dome or top is a 12 inch galvanized ventilation cap. The bottom is a 10 inch plastic vent grill. Four 1/4 inch rods suspends the two pieces. The feeder is wrapped with chicken wire allowing only a 2 inch space above the feeding tray. The small birds can feed without being disturbed by grackles and starlings.

This winter I started painting some of my favorite birds in watercolor.
I just wanted to share this fantastic new hobby. It really boosts the moral !
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Old Thursday 23rd May 2019, 00:42   #11
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Old Thursday 23rd May 2019, 00:43   #12
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Old Thursday 23rd May 2019, 01:14   #13
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