BIGGEST SURPRISE SO FAR at my FEEDER

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July 4, 2016

How fitting that on Independence Day, along with  the day before,  I had a very  surprising bird  come to feed  – so much so, that at first I thought I was seeing things.   Most likely, an escaped pet parakeet that has, so far,  adapted very well to life on the run.   He made himself very acquainted with my back yard – checking out  the bird houses, all of which are ” full-no vacancy”, the other feeders- though the bell seed is the favorite, sitting on my fence railing ,  flag post and my patio chair.  If he would come to me, I would gladly give him a good home, but even though I can get fairly close to him, he has made it clear, he has no intentions of being caught.   I can accept those conditions and hope he continues to visit and hang out in my yard.

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HERE

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A white crowned sparrow  was also  new to my yard this spring.

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The newest resident in my wren house…..

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who, along with his mate,  finds many places to sit and guard their new home.

I have been scolded many times for getting too close to their chirping  babies.

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Speaking of babies – this one looks old enough to move out…

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This juvenile cardinal  has a  2-tone beak – I love to watch their adult colors emerge.

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Two recently fledged Red Tail Hawks  hang out frequently near the nest in my back yard pine.

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or sit on the fence and stare at me.

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Lastly these finch were kind enough to pose for  photos with my spring iris.

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“my favorite weather is bird chirping weather”  (Terri Guillemets)

Hope you enjoyed!   Thanks for reading!!

 

 

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