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    So I start threads, and then can never find them... going to bookmark this one! LOL.

    Well, been wanting a blue bowl to try to take fish pictures in, but hadnt gotten around to getting one, and then realized we DID have a blue bowl, so even tho the lighting wasnt the best, gave it a shot. Figured I'd post the resulting pics... Of course, we have 7 babies who are very similar to this guy, and plan on keeping two of them, and of course the first one caught couldnt be one of the "keepers" LOL. Oh well...

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    Hubby was looking out the window and spotted some visitors this morning and grabbed the camera:)

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    nice bath tub you have there and now they are all clean and fresh :razz:
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    CW, Funny you bring
     
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    I like the little guy who almost went over the water fall.... the pics are posted in the order he took them, so you can see that one getting closer and closer, then had walked forward LOL
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Great shots, thanks for sharing. I love watching the birds bath in the water.
     
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    Robins, already! Haven't seen any here, yet. Mostly migrating goldfinches are all I'm seeing so far. Great pics! I love birds & had to chase a neighborhood cat out of the yard today -- it was "talking" to my cats [ours are indoor cats] through a window this morning, but then I realized how close the window ledge was to a feeder.... Casper may have thought "Big Orange" was visiting HIM, but I know the real reason for the visit!
     
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    I think these Robins are confused. They normally leave us in Dec and we wont see them again til maybe the end of Febrruary or March...
     
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    yes, these robins are confused.
     
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    Is it once they miss the migration, they just stay and stick it out? or why would there be so many? are they young? Im just learning about the birds around my area, I would think they wouldnt have much to eat with everything frozen?
     
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    I dont know... I really dont pay a whole lot of attention to which varieties are here when. Other than some brief periods, we've been unusually warm, so thinking that may have something to do with it.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Neat pix of the birds bathing CW. Next pond I build is going to have a stream and a bog.That will prolly be whenever we move from this house tho. Love to have the birds come to drink from my pond and they try hard to find a spot where they can get a little bath in but mine is straight sided down deep so only a few spots among the rocks for them and they fight over them.
     
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    I don't know about Robins specifically, but many birds migrate due to food sources. Migration can be driven by food requirements and/or mating requirements. Those moving due to food issues move as the food becomes scarce. So it depends on their primary and secondary preferred foods, their availability and harshness of the weather. We often have a few Robins stay around the whole season. As some migrate, it reduces the demand on the food supply so some can stay. Backyard feeders can also keep Robins stay around when they might normally have to move on.

    Here's a good article on Robins touching on how and why they migrate.

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    That is strange that many robins are hanging out up there
    Real early spring flocks come trough hear heading back north some stay for the summer
     
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    Just the other day we had about 12 or more robins eating the crabapples off my tree. I usually never see that many at one time especially this time of year.
     
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    Finally finished my "fry basket" yesterday:) Used four "T's" in the top of the frame construction to be able to put different lengths of pvc pipes in, depending on where we want to put it... they seem secure by simply sticking a piece of pipe into them, but gonna play it safe with a stainless steel screw to hold them in place...

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    would be a nice idea for a plant basket and just needs to be shallow
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Very excellent job CW!
     
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    hmmm.... this one is only 19 inches deep...
     
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    Thanks JW:) Working on a divider panel for the plant pond now...
     
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