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    Lucky! I wish we had blue birds here other than jays.
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    First thing this morning I saw a downey woodpecker on the feeder outside my kitchen window. It was a lovely way to start the day. We had snow the past few days and sure needed a pick me up!

    Loved your pictures!
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    Te NorthernParula is beautiful!

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    Downey woodpeckers are cool. Sometimes we see a Hairy woodpecker......which looks just like a Downey, only bigger.

    Here's an interesting bird we saw out our window this morning. A turkey! I've seen this on one other occasion last year. It's sort of almost like an apparition.

    Turkey in yard - 2.jpg

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    I asked a vitner what creature was the worst for destroying grapes in Hermann, and he said wild turkeys are the worst. Later confirmed by another grape grower.

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    Thanks for persevering and getting those pictures uploaded, Cathy!
    We had a flock of turkeys strolling down our street about a week ago. Two were males with their tails fanned out, quite an impressive sight!
    We regularly walk the nearby rail trail which goes through a salt marsh. There are a pair of ospreys nesting (they return every year), many egrets and many great blue herons. We also see a regular pair of black-crowned night herons.

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    Someone mentioned bluebirds above. My mom always gets a lot of them in the winter. Dad leaves a pan of water on top of the outdoor wood furnace. They flock to the warm water.
    This was from a couple winters ago.
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    The bluebirds here show up some years, then not as much another year. One year, I had a nest of them in a box I put up, but something got them. I had a coon baffle on the pole, so it must have been something like wrens or sparrows, who can get pretty mean.

    Float on........your pic looks like one I got a couple years ago. I have one somewhere of about 6 bluebirds around the birdbath, but I can only find this one.

    Bluebird on winter birdbath.jpg

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    Great pictures; we have never had bluebirds around our place.

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    Beautiful photos - thanks!
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