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Jim Almquist

Gold Finch spotted !

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I had a pale male at the feeder this morning in Carlton. It will take him a little while to get his mating outfit on but that should no take to long grin

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Which tells me that they migrate in the fall up there. Here we have them all winter, and they are now almost completely changed in color. Its interesting what a difference a couple hundred miles can make. I have finally had the arrival of the ruby-crowned horde. (Thanks micpic. But you kept them long enough!)

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I am always jealous when people say they have them year round. The next species I always enjoy to have hanging around is the Rose Breasted Grosbeak and the Warblers. Soon

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He's still hangin' around but everytime I try to crack the door to get a pic of him, he flies off. You'll have to try after work Jim.

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The next species I always enjoy to have hanging around is the Rose Breasted Grosbeak and the Warblers. Soon

Me, too!!! Not before I get back from Washington, I hope. Do the Rose-Breasteds hang around for the summer there? That would be nice. Here they are just passing through. A lot of the warblers, as well. I have a slew of female purple finches right now. More than I have ever had. I keep hoping they will stay and nest and bump the house finches. But without any males, chances are slim I suppose? Maybe if the sharpies would teach them how to dance...

Speaking of Washington, can anyone tell me if I can stick my monopod in my checked suitcase? Or does it look like something suspicious?

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The Rose Breasted will summer here as well as the Gold Finch's.

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tell me if I can stick my monopod in my checked suitcase? Or does it look like something suspicious?

That really should not be a problem or you could just carry it and put it in overhead storage.

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