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Indigo Bunting and window strike!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Carol Dee, May 11, 2019.

  1. May 13, 2019
    so lucky

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    @thejenx, we really do have some beautiful little birds that spend their summers here, and some stay here all year.
    For color, it's hard to beat goldfinches, indigo bunting, bluebirds, orioles, cardinals, painted buntings and summer tanagers.
    And I'm sure there are others I'm not remembering.
    I tried to find a link to colorful USA birds, but they all included south American birds, such as macaws.
     
  2. May 14, 2019
    digitS'

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  3. May 14, 2019
    thejenx

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    They are looking great!
    I tried to find a good collection of the pretty bird in my country, this is the best one I found: https://nl.pinterest.com/mijnwarentuin/vogels-in-nederland/
    We also have goldfinches, they aren't common, but not rare. The green parakeets in my link are not native, they are quite common now, especially in cities. They escaped from captivity and have settled for good, they are a noisy bunch. :(
     
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    so lucky

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    Nice variety of birds! Looks like you are blessed with English Sparrows, too. Ugh.

    Not particularly colorful, but we have competing mockingbirds here in our yard. What a cacophony when they both start "singing"!
     
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  5. May 15, 2019
    digitS'

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    Wow, @thejenx !

    The black Thrush is called a "blackbird," at least in English.

    I saw that picture and name and thought, "Nah, Brewer's Blackbird couldn't have figured out how to get to Europe ... and risk being involved in European family squabbles.

    Robins are a very common in North American Thrush. You folks who had a Robin hopping around on your lawn today: Imagine a pure black one ..!

    Other Thrushs in North America: Bluebirds. I feel privileged to live in the range of two species. Then, there is the Townsend's Solitaire. He isn't colorful at all -- a couple shades of grey.

    Steve
     
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  6. May 15, 2019
    moxies_chickienuggets

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    When it is foggy here, I almost always find a dead bird that has accidentally found a window. We have bunches of cardinals here. I have even had to rescue them from the chicken tractors.
     
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  7. May 16, 2019
    ducks4you

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    I think it's interesting that our Robin "redbreast" is a member of the Thrush family, unlike the Robin in England.
    I have seen a Baltimore Oriole in IL, we have many Jays, Downey Woodpeckers and once in awhile I get to see a Meadowlark.
    Felt so badly, on one road trip out west I hit a Meadowlark on the windshield. Just came out of nowhere.
     
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  8. May 16, 2019
    baymule

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    When I was a kid, we lived in Longview, about an hour from here. There were meadowlarks, scissor tailed flycatchers and bob whites, none of which I find now. I miss the call of bob white quail.
     
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    flowerbug

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    the European Goldfinch is beautiful!
     
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    you might be able to restock the bob whites if you have open fields enough for them. the field to the south of us was open and kept mowed once in a while so we used to have them around here when we first built the place, but now it is being farmed and we've not seen any since.
     
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