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addy1

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We have a bunch visiting our feeders. They started showing up a few years ago. Rose-breasted grosbeak. They are so pretty, when they and the indigo bunting show up at the same time it is a feeder color show.
 
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Our chickadees fledged yesterday! There's always one that seems reluctant to go very far from home base that the parents have to encourage a bit. This one made it about 20' from the house before s/he decided to sit down & ask Mom or Dad for 'help'. They are SO darn cute!!!
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He slowly got braver & headed off into the trees.
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This is exciting. I thought it was a Scarlet Tanager, but wasn't quite sure as it didn't look like the ones I had seen before. I asked local Audubon Society members and the response is a Summer Tanager.
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Grosbeaks and Orioles were here, too.

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Now that I have no more cats the birds are becoming more and more regular visitors. They have made nests in our trees and babies and parents squawking at us from all directions letting us know to stay clear of them. I'm glad I have all the bird bathes for all of them. I love watching them bathe and collect bedding for their nests and squabble w/each other! Rabbits and squirrels too coming around more. Rabbits need to watch out for the coyotes and squirrels and birds watch out for the hawks tho. I know it's the circle of life but can they just go mess w/somebody else's circle :smuggrin:
 
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Those are so cool I have only seen them flying fast and usually away
 

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I had a pair last year. This year nothing. ☹
are they from Baltimore?
 
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Just watched a Snowberry Clearwing fly around to hundreds of my Common Blue Violets. I don't often see much attracted to the violets. Occasionally bumble bees. I really planted them just because they're a host plant for Fritillary butterflies. Seeing a Snowberry Clearwing use them was awesome!
 
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