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Message 1473906 - Posted: 7 Feb 2014, 21:14:25 UTC - in response to Message 1473883.  

Well talking about colourful birds, there are always these.

This back garden backs onto my local park;



Indian green parrots that have either escaped or been set free have flourished in the English countryside.

There is a large flock in the park.

PS This pick was taken on 28th December last year

I had absolutely no idea there are wild parrots over here. Cool :)

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Message 1473907 - Posted: 7 Feb 2014, 21:14:59 UTC
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Meet the Western Scrub Jay, the most colorful bird in our garden. I generally get a nesting pair in our pine tree each year. They are feisty, aggressive birds who enjoy cat food.



Very rarely, I get one of these. This is a Stellar's Jay. We often see them if we go hiking in a nearby redwood forest. Occasionally one of them checks out our backyard, but I don't think my yard is woodsy enough for them to feel comfortable and move in.



Meet the California Towhee, my most frequent visitor. These guys can get enormously fat! It is a wonder they can fly at all.


We also get many of these Ravens. They are smart and I have not been very successful at getting them to tolerate my presence when they are outside. They also like cat food!
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Message 1473951 - Posted: 7 Feb 2014, 22:37:46 UTC

Plenty of Sparrows around here all trying to avoid the Sparrowhawks, but we also have plenty of colourful birds as well and no need for feeders to attract them.

Rainbow Lorikeets that make a real lot of noise when feeding.
Galahs
King Parrots
Grass Parrots
Eastern Rosellas
Superb Fairywrens and many not so colourful wrens.

We also have both Black and White Cockatoos, Crows, Currawongs, both Brown and Peregrine Falcons, a wide variety Finches, Kookaburras, Magpies, Wedge-tailed Eagles and Willie Wagtails around here as well.

Mornings here are always full with the sounds of birds.

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Message 1474227 - Posted: 8 Feb 2014, 15:49:25 UTC

Here are two of my daily visitors in the winter time. (Both were on the "bucket list" of that California couple I told you about earlier.) We get the REALLY colourful stuff in the spring.

male cardinal.


Blue jay, male or female.


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Message 1474234 - Posted: 8 Feb 2014, 16:45:52 UTC

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Message 1474257 - Posted: 8 Feb 2014, 18:22:24 UTC - in response to Message 1474234.  

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Parakeets

I think I'll call them Hendrix Parakeets from now on :)

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Message 1474267 - Posted: 8 Feb 2014, 18:48:55 UTC

Talk about global warming, we get Blue Jays
all winter long here now.....
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Message 1474454 - Posted: 9 Feb 2014, 5:35:16 UTC

Years ago, I had an insured Kingfisher in my yard. Most likely dropped by a bird of prey. The local Bird Society was called and I believe they removed it, as I never found a carcass.

On a brighter note, I have lots of Hummingbirds.
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Message 1474582 - Posted: 9 Feb 2014, 11:30:00 UTC

I've got Cranes..and Squirrels. They don't like each other.
This was a while ago, however, the show goes on at least a few times a week.


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Message 1474600 - Posted: 9 Feb 2014, 12:30:28 UTC
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We got some lovely little Robins, and Greenfinches, and yes those damn parakeets!

But this makes me very angry

Murdering bastards!

Poor Giraffe

And this as well

Lions

Longleat needs to be taken over by the RSPCA, and run properly, forcibly if need be. I won't stand for this.
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Message 1474670 - Posted: 9 Feb 2014, 15:51:05 UTC

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Message 1474712 - Posted: 9 Feb 2014, 16:56:37 UTC - in response to Message 1474670.  


Good for you, Grumpy Cat.
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Message 1474819 - Posted: 9 Feb 2014, 20:13:41 UTC

As requested by N9JFE I've posted a larger picture of my avatar. Should point it not a picture of my cat but it does sum up how I feel in the mornings.


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Message 1474824 - Posted: 9 Feb 2014, 20:45:03 UTC - in response to Message 1474819.  

As requested by N9JFE I've posted a larger picture of my avatar. Should point it not a picture of my cat but it does sum up how I feel in the mornings.


A kindred spirit to Grumpy Cat. I can relate too.
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Message 1474994 - Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 1:55:15 UTC - in response to Message 1474600.  

We got some lovely little Robins, and Greenfinches, and yes those damn parakeets!

But this makes me very angry

Murdering bastards!

Poor Giraffe

And this as well

Lions

Longleat needs to be taken over by the RSPCA, and run properly, forcibly if need be. I won't stand for this.


I knew about the giraffe, and I agree with you. They are MURDERING BASTARDS.
I found a Facebook page where I could write a review, gave them one star, and
wrote about their killing of the giraffe.

I didn't know about the lions until you posted. I found their Facebook page and
read their post about it. I think they are greedy idiots, and commented thusly
on that post.
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Message 1475185 - Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 13:10:05 UTC

Thanks Suzie, none of that was necessary and was avoidable. I really do despair of humans at times .....
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Message 1475198 - Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 13:39:44 UTC - in response to Message 1474819.  

As requested by N9JFE I've posted a larger picture of my avatar. Should point it not a picture of my cat but it does sum up how I feel in the mornings.


I don't particularly like cats, but that is one good photo of a cat.
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Message 1475230 - Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 15:24:04 UTC - in response to Message 1475198.  

I don't particularly like cats, but that is one good photo of a cat.

I was going to indignantly demand to know how you can not like cats, but then, I don't particularly like dogs.
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Message 1475234 - Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 15:40:37 UTC - in response to Message 1475230.  


I was going to indignantly demand to know how you can not like cats, but then, I don't particularly like dogs.


Haha, that's exactly how I feel. Each to their own :)


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Message 1475235 - Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 15:42:51 UTC

Oooh, love the bird pics! Beautiful colors...
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