What Bird Did You See Today?

serviceguy

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Tufted Titmouse and Cardinals are now semi-permanent residents in my front yard, while starting in spring we get robins, blue jays and woodpeckers.

I need to buy a bird-feeder to make it official, even though I'm afraid squirrels will get the most of it!
 

mattybfat

The White Shadow
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Tufted Titmouse and Cardinals are now semi-permanent residents in my front yard, while starting in spring we get robins, blue jays and woodpeckers.

I need to buy a bird-feeder to make it official, even though I'm afraid squirrels will get the most of it!
Safflower seed feeder
Thistle seed feeder
Peanut in shell feeder
Equals zero squirrels and many types of birds
That's it...
 

one piece crank

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For the past 18 years we have never had Blue Jays - until they showed up in numbers last Summer. They've been here all Winter too.

Believe it or not, I saw two Robins yesterday. I did a double take, and strained to get a little closer - but yes, Robins. So much for any more snow riding...
 
Still on the lookout for the illusive and beautiful roseate spoonbill. Will post a pic when I see one. Forgot to mention I saw a pair of green parrots while on a mtb with Bob ride 2 weeks ago. Too far away to get a decent pic but apparently these "invasive" birds are common around here.
 

Kaleidopete

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For the past 18 years we have never had Blue Jays - until they showed up in numbers last Summer. They've been here all Winter too.

Believe it or not, I saw two Robins yesterday. I did a double take, and strained to get a little closer - but yes, Robins. So much for any more snow riding...
we have Robins year round here. I see them every day at Wayway.
 

pooriggy

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
Black-capped chickadee
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Dark-eyed junco
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Both are stock pictures but these guys are also hangin around the feeder, tiny little pistols they are. Waiting for the hold Finch to show up, are they seasonal?
I hear the chicadees when I'm mtbing, there call stands out more in the winter when not many other birds are around.
Gold finches are around but they not bright yellow in winter, there kind of a muted grayish yellow. I think some migrate but some stay as well.
 

pooriggy

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
While xc skiing a local golf course yesterday, I came upon a secluded pond and found several pair of Hooded Merganser's.
The males look similiar to Bufflehead, however the white peak is more prominent on Merganser and this area is colapsable, making it's white peak less noticeable. One male had his white head down, while the other displayed his. The other ID marker was the female, they have cinnamon tones on there head.
Male raised head.
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Male lowered head, with females.
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