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Here are some pics I took last week of some of the birds on our deck feeders.   Male purple finch.   Red breasted nuthatch with the purple finch.   Male goldfinch.

Birds have been coming back to the feeders in the last week in abundance. And apparently an owl fed overnight on a little opossum and left me a present on the deck.    

Had a bunch of cedar waxwings, my 1st red breasted grosbeak, and a couple goldfinches in the last few days. No numbers of anything yet though. Also had a couple visits from this young lady. Smallest c

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23 hours ago, Mike89 said:

you would think it would affect their flying....  interesting...  

It didn't seem to from what I can tell. Half the time I see them they are already on the feeder, the other half they come in from a tree real close to the feeders.

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i always get them mixed up, but i believe there a pine grosbeak. there is another bird looks just like them but yellow, there the evening grosbeak...i think. they typically come down from canada to northern minnesota when the weather gets tough and less food, as i understand them.

 

we get them at the cabin in the winter time if we can keep the feeders full on a consisient basis!!!!

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3 hours ago, leech~~ said:

What are those. Some kind of Jay's?  Never saw anything like them.

 

Smurfy was right they are pine grosbeaks.

 

Here is a photo of an evening grosbeak. In the summer we also get rose breasted grosbeaks.

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In the summer we also get rose breasted grosbeaks.

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11 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Looks like I'm seeing red and blue birds with black wings? 

dude you need to get outta da house more. 🤣 dont sit in the line of the smoke coming out of that smoker.......

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1 hour ago, smurfy said:

dude you need to get outta da house more. 🤣 dont sit in the line of the smoke coming out of that smoker.......

 

So your saying the circled birds aren't mostly Red with black and white wings? 🤓🤓 

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16 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

How bout a red Pine Grosbeak Mr. National Geographic!  😉

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🤣well a pine grosbeak is red. Your coming along nicely.🤪 an evening grosbeak will be yellow.😎

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Anyone put out Nyjer thistle?  I never see anything eating mine hardly at all and I'm about to try something else on that hook.  Other then I have a big bag of it! 🙁

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36 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

Anyone put out Nyjer thistle?  I never see anything eating mine hardly at all and I'm about to try something else on that hook.  Other then I have a big bag of it! 🙁

hey leech, Mr. national geoghraphic here, 🤣, yes i do but it doesnt get hit much in the winter months. for the most part the Nyjer seed is well liked by the yellow finches that are around during the summer months. i dont recall to many other type of birds on the njyger seed feeder.

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10 hours ago, chaffmj said:

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Chaffmj, what bird is that???? i've seen them before but i cant for the life of me remember what they are.🤔🤨

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1 hour ago, leech~~ said:

Anyone put out Nyjer thistle?  I never see anything eating mine hardly at all and I'm about to try something else on that hook.  Other then I have a big bag of it! 🙁

 

I gave up on the thistle a few years back. 

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Might be a stupid question but do the birds travel in packs from feeder to feeder? I’ll have nothing and then look outside and there will be 30 birds out there and after a few minutes they are all gone again. Safety in numbers? 

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1 hour ago, going4it said:

Might be a stupid question but do the birds travel in packs from feeder to feeder? I’ll have nothing and then look outside and there will be 30 birds out there and after a few minutes they are all gone again. Safety in numbers? 

Same. Days with empty feeders then their getting mugged the next. 

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