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The kindly neighbors where we pasture part of our flock texted me that he had bluebirds a couple weeks ago. None here although over a month ago I spotted a dead bluebird right on the end of our driveway when I got the mail. Must've been hit by a car. :( I did clean out the house mounted on the old No. 8 International plow so I'm hopeful. Lots of Harris's this spring here, more than I recall ever seeing. Many white-throated's too and I really enjoyed listening to them tonight while grilling. No white-crowned though. Usually see a few before it's all said and done.

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2 new males just popped in and 1 hit the jelly. All the feeders are really active again today. Got a few pics of the brighter oriole but twigs in every pic... lol  Got a couple of the duller one before they left. Gonna pop out to mills and grab some bird bells for fun. 

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Eyeguy, you must live in bird paradise. And you take great pics.  We had our RBG here this week, but they never stick around. A couple days if we're lucky. We do have lots of orioles all summer though, and this year more Harris' than usual. A few white crowns, but no white throats. We have lived here 35 years and last winter we had one female cardinal stay for about 4 months. The only one we have ever seen here, although they are common in Luverne, 14 miles away. 

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thx Ganger.  Lots of trees in the part of town we live in and I have had the feeders up for many years.  Neighbors feed also so we do get a lot of birds here. Sometimes it's quiet for stretches at a time. 

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