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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 04:50 PM

Today at my bird feeders - sorry, no pics

In fact, in just the last few minutes:
Carolina wrens - 2
White breasted nuthatches - 3
Chickadees - unknown since they flit back and forth so much, at least three
Titmouses - see above
Cardinals - at least four, a male & female and two youngsters
Blue jay - only one at a time

Apparently the ruby throated hummers have moved on for the winter, but I'm keeping the feeders up for the winter hummer visitors.

The red shouldered hawk is having nearly as much fun watching as I am and the murder of crows is giving him hell.

The birds are happy I'm home from vacation and are doing their best to empty the feeders!

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Reply Today at my bird feeders - sorry, no pics (Original post)
csziggy Oct 2013 OP
CurtEastPoint Oct 2013 #1
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hunter Dec 2013 #4

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 05:14 PM

1. I was wondering about hummers. I'm in N/Mid GA and they just left a week or 2 ago.

Are there any passing through or staying through the winter in my area?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 06:28 PM

2. Researchers have been banding hummers in the Southeast in the winter

Fred Bassett, Doreen Cubie, and Fred Dietrich travel around, trapping and banding winter hummers and are finding that many hummers that summer in the West are coming to the SE for the winter rather than flying south.

Check their advice and if you see hummers in the winter, contact them so they can trap, identify and band the birds.

Their site is http://www.hummingbirdresearch.net/

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:07 PM

3. Thank you for this!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:10 PM

4. I once saw a female cardinal here in coastal California.

"Are you lost, dear?"

It was very odd seeing cardinals when I visited Hawaii.

They were familiar to me when my wife and I lived in the Midwest.

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