A Few Birds From Around The Pond


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Beautiful pics!!!!
Mrs Mallad's blueish/purpleish spot in pic #6 matches the violets in the picture.
 

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Yes so pretty and reminds me I need to refill my Hummer feeder!
We see quite a few of the Goldfinch here. Guess that's why they are our state bird. I love watching them flit here and there from the trees to the water.
 
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Always in awe of your photography - you seem to always be in the right place at the right time!
 
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Dude I have had it,
I cannot stand another minute looking at these photos, and crying because they are so beautiful (ok maybe not crying but... Wanting to be able to do it)
Can you please, tell me everything About your camera, and how on earth to take such beautiful photos of Moving objects and with such detail.
Holy shi*....
 
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We have had our pond for years and I never see the birds using it for water or to bathe. Water is scarce in our area in the summer so I thought they would love it but sadly no.
 
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Nice photography and, I'd guess, a large dose of patients to get those shots! I sure do agree that a pond is a great thing for all the local wildlife (me included).

Here in south central Oregon, there's plenty of water due to Klamath/Agency Lake a quarter mile away, still, the birds certainly come to my 2 small ponds, connected by 35' of stream. I love having it, although I must admit that I partially built it as a photo prop, for birds and other critters.

I think that certain things really help to bring birds in:
Shallow water areas, here, they like the small rocky stream best.
Plenty of places to perch, I used several small dead trees and trunks about 6' tall.
Good safe cover to retreat to when threatened.
A few bird feeders out of the "photo zone" don't hurt either!
 

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I'm in zone 6, wish I could have lantana as a perennial .
Its a lantana bush, idk what its called (not "lantana" I just call it that because that's what it looks like) unfortunately. But its not an annual, we get below zero winters here.
 
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Maybe you mean butterfly bush @DutchMuch - a buddleia? This one is not mine - stole the picture off the internet - but I did just buy one exactly like this. Love this deep purple bloom!

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Beautiful pics! ....and thanks for naming the birds, I would've mistaken those Warbler for Sparrows!

I'm in zone 6, wish I could have lantana as a perennial .
I used to think that too, then I learned how invasive it can be!.... not to mention the poisonous seeds
 
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Used to get a lot of birds around my pond but not after I covered it with netting. They visit the bog occasionally but not like they did in the past.
 
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Beautiful pics! ....and thanks for naming the birds, I would've mistaken those Warbler for Sparrows!


I used to think that too, then I learned how invasive it can be!.... not to mention the poisonous seeds
I had no idea it had poisonous seeds.....which I won't have in my gardens, because we have dogs.
 
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Great pics. I really like the yellow finches. We had a nest of them by our old pond and it seems like they like to be by water. I have seen a few already by our new pond and I'm hoping this pond attracts a nest of them too.
 
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Great pics. I really like the yellow finches. We had a nest of them by our old pond and it seems like they like to be by water. I have seen a few already by our new pond and I'm hoping this pond attracts a nest of them too.
 

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