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Faltorvo

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Hello all  :D I'd call myself a back window bird watcher and eyes to the skies traveler. I can't say that i have ever been on a proper hunt before, but when outdoors i am a serious rubber necker and i do keep my eyes and ears open for life among the trees. I decided to travel back in time, to the good old days of my youth where mom and dads bird feeders got me into the love of all things wild. This is my first winter having a plethora of feeders set up in the backyard and i have been spoiled rotten to say the least. Between the feeders,tree cover,small stream,pond and open farmers field this is my list from 1- 2"x 6" ft window.
Going to use the shortened names.

Pine siskin
Pileated woodpecker- M/F
Redtail hawk
Coopers hawk,
Brownheaded cowbird
House finch
Common redpole
Canada goose
Mallard duck M/F
House sparrow
Starling
Crow
Wild Turkey
American tree sparrow
Hairy woodpecker M/F
Downy"          " M/F
Red bellied "     " M/F
Red bellied nuthatch
White "                 "
Junco
Blue jay
Cardinal M/F x2
Morning dove
American goldfinch
Blackcap chickadee
Hoary redpole
Sharpshinned hawk
All since Jan 1 09, First time ever viewings that happened in 08 , Male scarlet tanger came within 3 ft of me to check me out as i was checking him out, at the same time but 2 trees over my closest and clearest viewing of and indigo bunting. Rather surprising seeing how i was but 1 block from the old main str in Milton. Mature bald eagle up in the espanola area. Last but not least a partial albino C. Grackle in the wildwood development in glen williams. White head with a few broadside white feathers and about 6 white tail feathers. It's mate was a normal looking C Grackle
« Last Edit: January 28, 2009, 02:53:21 pm by Faltorvo »


Axeman

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Whereabouts are you?
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Axeman »


Faltorvo

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4th line between Milton and Georgetown, close to the 15th side road.

What i think is a coopers hawk ,smacked into the window for a second time this winter, catching a morning dove. So far at least from my witnessing, 1 American tree sparrow and 1 morning dove taken by this same strategy, attacking ones that are close to the base of the house, kinda like a pincer move.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2009, 08:51:40 am by Faltorvo »


adonbirder

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are you sure on field sparrow and not the more common american tree sparrow of this time of year? seems surprising no tree sparrows but are getting field sparrows
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by adonbirder »


Axeman

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look for the black dot on chest
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Faltorvo

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Ok, I will check in the morning, I have a copy Bezener's BoO. Seeing how they are here by the dozen, i'm going to guess your right with the ATS.



Ok there is a black dot on them, Thank you all for helping me learn how to spot those.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Faltorvo »


adonbirder

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no problem :)
dozens of field sparrows this time of year would be quite a good sighting
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Faltorvo

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Hoary redpole and sharpshinned hawk added to the list today.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Faltorvo »