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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2014, 01:39:11 PM »
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wonderful! Thanks you Booni.
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #76 on: April 11, 2014, 08:39:00 PM »
 
It was a wet day, & this sweet little Oregon Junco was having a bath & preen in the wet leaves.
 
march 29 2014 11:44 - Oregon Junco having a wet leaf bath
 

 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #77 on: April 11, 2014, 08:40:58 PM »
 
march 29 2014 11:44 - Oregon Junco having a wet leaf bath
 
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtXjWmEeuF8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtXjWmEeuF8</a>
 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2014, 04:33:22 AM »
wonderful pics booni....I feel bad for the kildeer nesting on the ground.  I know some birds do, but it seems so precarious!  good luck mr and mrs kildeer!

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2014, 07:44:18 AM »
 
i was feeding my woodstove when this GIGANTIC black Bird caught my eye.
A male Pileated Woodpecker!
Just outside my window!
So i tiptoed away to get my camera, hoping he wouldn*t spot me.
The reflection on the outside window & the fish netting must have helped to disguise me.
i have never seen a Pileated Woodpecker on my suet!
& so close.
i had been noticing the blocks disappearing rather rapidly.
Now i know why.
 
april 3 2014 12:35 - male Pileated Woodpecker eating suet  
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC4lSfCug8M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC4lSfCug8M</a>
 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2014, 07:46:45 AM »
 
Look at this beautiful male Robin, totally oblivious to the fact that it is just bucketing down rain.
 
april 3 2014 13:27 - male Robin ignoring the rain 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJJQBtATvXg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJJQBtATvXg</a>
 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2014, 07:50:02 AM »
 
Here is that same leaf bath spa as the male Oregon Junco was in.
This time there is a female Spotted Towhee enjoying a nice preen there.
i see the males a lot in the yard, but seldom see the females.
i believe she has a Nest nearby.
 
april 4 2014 14:16 - female Spotted Towhee enjoys a leaf bath & preen 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnHsM1EQfIM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnHsM1EQfIM</a>
 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #82 on: April 18, 2014, 07:55:06 AM »
 
i was in the back of my garden & heard this magnificent enthusiastic singing.
i hear this song a lot but have never managed to spot who is making it.
This time i managed to!
Had to just stand there & wait for movement out of the corner of my eye.
A Winter Wren!
You might have to wait for me to find & focus on him, but listen to the beautiful song while you wait.
 
april 8 2014 13:12 - Winter Wren singing 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp2jVhhOPS0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp2jVhhOPS0</a>
 

 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #83 on: April 18, 2014, 07:56:21 AM »
 
april 8 2014 13:19 - Winter Wren singing  
 
 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #84 on: April 18, 2014, 07:57:43 AM »
 
april 8 2014 13:21 - Winter Wren singing
 
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KlRfUO83i4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KlRfUO83i4</a>
 

 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #85 on: April 18, 2014, 08:00:30 AM »
 
Another day & here is the female Spotted Towhee in the Leaf Spa!
 
april 8 2014 13:37 - female Spotted Towhee enjoys a leaf bath & preen
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjDP_sApyEc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjDP_sApyEc</a>
 

 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #86 on: April 18, 2014, 10:24:14 AM »
booni, having tried for some of those kinds of special moment videos myself, and knowing how hard they are to capture, I really appreciate the clips you have posted above.  I especially like the Winter Wren singing - those wrens are tiny but loud!  (I have a Carolina Wren in my yard and he can be heard for some distance!).

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #87 on: April 18, 2014, 10:25:29 AM »
Booni!  Thanks for more great pictures - you have created the perfect environment for birds in your garden, and it's no wonder you see so many making themselves at home there.

Aren't those pileated woodpeckers incredible up close and personal!  It happened to me one time - a face to face encounter, and I don't know who was more surprised.  He was on the roof of our shed, and I was just coming out of the door and looked up into the face of this enormous woodpecker!

And I always knew Winterwren had a lovely voice! (lol)

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #88 on: April 18, 2014, 11:39:55 AM »
Lovely videos, booni.  Nice to see that the Pileated woodpecker visits your suet feeder too.   :eclove  I love to see them, and our local pair seem to come to our suet most days.  They must time it to avoid the Flickers who are regulars too.  The Flickers are often accompanied by starlings and I have been impressed to see these two 'dotty' birds sharing the feeder.

I was most interested in hearing the Winterwren - it is a song I hear often, but have never managed to find the singer.

The other day I did, however, see a Bewick's wren who was investigating our ceanothus hedge - 'beeping' all the while.  I am hoping that maybe a nest site was being investigated.  (At first I thought it might be a Winterwren, but the white eyestripe was very pronounced, and the lighter underside.)  Of course, I didn't have my camera in my hand, and was sure if I went back into the house to grab the camera the wren would leave - so the only image I have is the one still in my head!
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #89 on: April 19, 2014, 09:28:24 AM »
 
Okay, so this was wicked cool!
i saw this great big Bird come flying into my yard & land at the suet feeder.
A female Pileated Woodpecker!
The male has the red bar on the cheek, while she does not.
i didn*t dare move, for fear of frightening her away, but she seemed not to notice me so i snuck off & got my camera.
She is in behind my yellow pom pom bush, Kerria Japonica, so i am having trouble focusing.
Listen carefully at 14 seconds in.
Here those little wings flapping?
A little Chickadee was in the bush behind me & was coming very close to the back of my head!
At 19 seconds in, notice the sound of wings again.
If you can believe it, this little sweet female Chickadee flew from the bush to in front of my face & landed right on the top of my camera while i stood there with my jaw on the ground.
You can hear the scritching of her little feet next to the microphone!
Then the flutter of wings as she flies off again.
But guess where she went?
She landed on the top of my head & was scritching around in my hair.
i could feel the sharp little talons(?) on my scalp as she looked around.
i was afraid she*d get tangled in there, but she managed to escape & finally i have the Pileated Woodpecker in focus.
What a treat!
 
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t3iBUW6fnE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t3iBUW6fnE</a>
 

 
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