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Welcome to our new birding forum! Whether you're new to birding or experienced, this very informal forum is for birders of all levels. Have fun, exchange tips, share stories. If you're a newbie, please post a quick note here and introduce yourself!

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Newbie!

I grew up on the east coast but am now living in AZ. I get a LOT of hummingbirds in my back yard, and the most interesting birds come to the seed block in my front yard -- Cactus Wren, Gambel's Quail, Pyrrhuloxia, Great-tailed Grackle, and Inca, Rock and White-winged Doves ... so interesting!

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I live near Gulfport, MS out

I live near Gulfport, MS out in the country. I have 6 feeders, 2 nectar feeders, 2 seed blocks and 2 bird baths. That attracts many birds of various types. I've got several birds houses and many a lot each year to give away. Love to watch birds, and do the bird counts every year.

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Hello from Sunny Sussex

I live in sussex,England. I back on to ancient woodland(that is forest that has been in excixtant for at least 500 years)This means we get most of the woodland birds, quite different to yours. I also do bird counts for the BTO. One for my garden on a weekly basis and another for any area I visit. I get Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers coming in these are on red alert as there are only 1500-2000 breeding pairs in the whole of the UK. I read your letters with great interest, your birds sound really beautiful.
Sussexman

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birds

Wow! I've always thought I would love to visit England. I am new to the birding hobby but got started this spring because a have a mockingbird that serenades me most mornings. I love it!! We also had a pair of thrashers that raised little ones in our forsythia bush.

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Cooper's Hawk

Saw one a week ago, in a front yard to a busy street. It was attracted to a large number of house sparrows in box shrub. The birds were safe.

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Hi from Indiana

At the age of 70, I am finally doing something I have been wanting to do since grade school. I was in a bird club and I will never forget the fun I had learning all about birds. I am doing my watching in my back yard. I live on the St. Joseph River and see a lot of feathered friends. Last week, a very large Eagle came and rested right out our bedroom window. That got me excited. My 14 year old adopted son, Jaker14 is also joining for a class in school. Happy birding everyone. Claire

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Joined: 2010-04-14
new to all this tecno stuff

Hi well this is my first forum. I am a birdie nut - case. I am a bit worried this year more than normal about how numbers of our featherd are dropping each year. Has any one noticed how few cookoos there are this year? I am in Andalucia (Spain) and last year you had to duck to miss them this year I have only heard two, I hope they are just late.

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Joined: 2009-11-10
humming bird feeders

i would like to know if any one can tell me why red humming bird nector turns clear on or around the time of a full moon. once last summer just filled feeds with fresh nector, than next night was a full moon and,than the folling day the nector went from red to clear.

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Joined: 2011-08-29
not realy a birder but....

I llive out in the country and hunt in the fall/winter. I see a lot of fairly large birds up close on occassion. There are wild turkey, chinese ringneck pheasant, osprey, turkey vulture, crow, geese,wood duck and lesser blue heron. My yard although only an acre is a treasure chest of smaller birds, my favorite being the Northern Flicker.

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not realy a birder but....

I llive out in the country and hunt in the fall/winter. I see a lot of fairly large birds up close on occassion. There are wild turkey, chinese ringneck pheasant, osprey, turkey vulture, crow, geese,wood duck and lesser blue heron. My yard although only an acre is a treasure chest of smaller birds, my favorite being the Northern Flicker.

Nancy JM
Eastern Bluebirds

I am from central (southern) Pennsylvania. I live just outside of town, but I've been hearing bluebirds calling. I used to have bluebird boxes up in my yard. Not now. I am a member of a birding group, and think birds are interesting.

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