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mamselle

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #285 on: October 07, 2020, 05:19:41 PM »
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #286 on: October 07, 2020, 07:20:47 PM »
Sadly, the flicker didn't survive.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #287 on: October 08, 2020, 07:24:18 AM »
I saw my first white-throated sparrow today!  Fall is officially here."

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I thought I saw a half dozen of these hopping around the bushes the other day but they were too far away to verify by any yellow streaks. One just hopped onto my window sill.  Yup!

The flicker disappeared overnight. I suspect that fox.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #288 on: October 08, 2020, 10:16:17 AM »
One of my students took a test, using Respondus, with a cockatiel on her shoulder!!! It looks like one I had 10 years ago. R.I.P.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #289 on: October 08, 2020, 10:20:49 AM »
One of my students took a test, using Respondus, with a cockatiel on her shoulder!!! It looks like one I had 10 years ago. R.I.P.

Did it sing opera?

   https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/videos/cockatiel-parrot-sings-operatic-scales/

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #290 on: October 08, 2020, 10:31:16 AM »
One of my students took a test, using Respondus, with a cockatiel on her shoulder!!! It looks like one I had 10 years ago. R.I.P.

Did it sing opera?

   https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/videos/cockatiel-parrot-sings-operatic-scales/

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Love this! Made my day (and I've been ultra-grumpy lately). Thanks Mamselle. Looks like my 18 year old cockatiel I used to have...

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #291 on: October 08, 2020, 11:06:40 AM »
There is a wood thrush on one of the bird baths. I haven't seen one in awhile.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #292 on: October 08, 2020, 05:51:11 PM »
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Love this! Made my day (and I've been ultra-grumpy lately). Thanks Mamselle. Looks like my 18 year old cockatiel I used to have...

Glad you liked it!


Re: the bird-into-window collisions: Looks like it's migration madness...at least NYC has a bird hospital.....

   https://api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/animals/2020/10/birds-are-crashing-into-nyc-buildings-and-records-numbers-are-being-rescued

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #293 on: October 17, 2020, 07:48:55 AM »
Woke up in the middle of the night last night and heard geese flying over town.  That's always a wonderful experience.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #294 on: October 17, 2020, 08:15:50 AM »
I've been hearing geese, too.

I saw a small bird flitting around in a nearby tree.  At first I thought it was a warbler, but its bill was very short.  I think it might have been a ruby-crowned kinglet, but I’m not sure.  The light conditions were not ideal.


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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #295 on: October 20, 2020, 07:10:30 AM »
This morning I heard an owl hooting very near my house.  And another one at the city park.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #296 on: October 24, 2020, 09:29:40 AM »
The winter birds are arriving!  Thus far:  ruby-crowned kinglet, white-throat sparrows, yellow-rumped warbler.

Also, a great view of a double-crested cormorant hunting on the Coral City Camera - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8ARjIeM2k  - scroll back to 10:14:38.  It's a live cam that only has the previous 12 hours available, but I'm sure the video was captured and reposted.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #297 on: October 26, 2020, 09:25:05 AM »
Still here: Various ducks, great blue herons, swans, one confused robin, ravens, crows, various woodpeckers, and hundreds of Canada
                geese possibly waiting for the US election results.

Gone:       Doves, finches, orioles, flickers, all but one robin.

Recently arrived: Cardinals, dozens of bluejays and chickadees, juncos and various sparrows.

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #298 on: October 26, 2020, 10:20:40 AM »
Hilarious version of Midsomer Murders (I'm watching very old re-runs for what someone on a thread elsewhere called "self-soothing" these days...) on what happens among a group of very dedicated bird-watchers...

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXdmfuynoA4

I don't think any of us are quite so rabid about it all....

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Re: Look! A bird!
« Reply #299 on: October 28, 2020, 05:51:25 AM »
Standing in the yard with a cousin yesterday, when I noticed buzzards (turkey vultures) circling gently over area across the road.  Gradually, they increased in numbers, just seeming to be floating around, enjoying our beautiful fall afternoon.  Wafted gently toward my property, until we counted about 50, sun glinting off their lower sides.  It was truly marvelous.  Then they gradually drifted away.