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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon May 11, 2015 5:10 pm

YES !!!

THAT'S RIGHT ... WE"RE "PRO BIRD" AROUND HERE !!!!!!!


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okay , maybe I'm the only bird lover here cheeky


You guys know my darker side pretty well by now but , believe it or not , I like "Purdy things" too  What a Face


My wife and I have lots of bird feeders and I plant as many plants / flowers I can to attract birds , butterflies and other insects or wildlife to our backyard . We bought a bird book a few years back so that we could identify and keep track of the different species we see in our back yard - so far we're up to about 30 different kinds of birds cheers

After we purchased our new camera last year and I realized how good of pics I could get from a distance of birds , I decided , rather then just check them off in our book , I would try to capture a photo instead Wink

I take the majority of the pics through our large picture window that looks out into our backyard . Most of the pics are taken by our peach tree that is about 10 feet away from the window (where I have hung our bird feeders) .

Here's just a few of the birds that visit our house to start with ...

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I love all kinds of "Birds" cheeky


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Post by Commander Clint on Mon May 11, 2015 7:37 pm

Well done James. clapping

I'll see if I can get a couple of pictures of the birds in my back yard. Cardinal's, Dove's, etc...
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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon May 11, 2015 7:58 pm

Commander Clint wrote:Well done James. clapping

I'll see if I can get a couple of pictures of the birds in my back yard.  Cardinal's, Dove's, etc...

Awesome Clint !! I would love to see what you have flying around in your neck of the woods cheers

Morning Doves and Cardinals are frequent visitors here as well Smile


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Post by Commander Clint on Mon May 11, 2015 8:05 pm

It looks like the same selection of birds visiting your place and mine.nanny
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Post by General Kahn on Mon May 11, 2015 9:06 pm

When I read the title, I thought SWEET! a god damn horror titty fest!!! Not quite the Tit's and Boobies I was hoping for but interesting all the same.

It's funny really because over the last few weeks at work, me and my mate have had to spend alot of time out in the countryside around Scarborough preparing for a Bike Race that was coming to town (Tour De Yorkshire)
In the ourse of our work we have basically been doing a lot of country driving (Skiving) and we have seen some amazing bird activity recently.

We spent half an hour one morning watching two Barn Owl hunting and have seen several Buzzards. But our best moments was out in a forested valley near a tiny village called Troutsdale where we saw two huge birds of prey which we beleive may have been Red Kite. We watched them for a while just soaring around against the blue sky, very beautiful Smile
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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon May 11, 2015 9:35 pm

Around here "birds" are those feathery critters you see flying in the sky  cheeky

How many Tit threads do you need lol!

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Here's a Star Wars Bird just to make sure everyone is happy  nanny
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Post by General Kahn on Mon May 11, 2015 9:54 pm

Heehee! Sorry dude, it's a side of you that I didn't know existed What a Face I got an amazing book here called 'The Birds Of America' I bought it from a friend because I wanted to read about the 'Water Ouzel'
I am a huge fan of John Muir, I love his books and his description of the Water Ouzel in The Mountains Of California is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read.

..... I think we should block this thread!!! People will think we're a bunch of fairies hahaha gkhan
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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon May 11, 2015 10:27 pm

lol!

yeah ... bad ass Fairies Twisted Evil
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We have predatory birds here too Alex . I actually took pics of these next 2 birds in the top of our neighbor across the streets Cottonwood tree (probably at least 50' tall) :

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

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Post by Dr Dengar on Tue May 12, 2015 8:21 pm

Hahaha I had the same expectations as Alex. You must have figures out the title of the thread in an act of malicious joy! Very Happy

Seriously James, you have some fine birds in Oklahoma.
The Cardinal is a very distinct and beautiful bird, Never seen it before.

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Post by psybertech on Tue May 12, 2015 8:46 pm

hahaha... ok thread jacking has begun! nanny

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Sorry!

We get a bunch of similar birds, but I don't take shots. Cardinals, Blue Jays, Grey Cat Birds (my favorite visitors), sparrows, etc. Next time I am chilling in my yard, I'll get some shots of the grey cat birds since they get very close and chill on my picnic table with me from time to time.

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Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 12, 2015 8:47 pm

General Kahn wrote:People will think we're a bunch of fairies.

They better be careful what they say.  From what I hear, "Fairies Wear Boots" as well, and they may come after you...... rockon

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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue May 12, 2015 9:10 pm

Thanks Guys cheers

@ Marco - Cardinals are fairly common here but they don't come in flocks generally - we usually just see one mating pair visiting regularly until they start bringing their babies to feed/teach .

Yes- the thread was started with lots of malicious joy  Twisted Evil

Trap #1 : In the US when you say "something is for the birds" it basically means it sucks cheeky  

Trap #2 : Although we don't call women birds here in the US I know it is a common European expression .

Trap #3 : You can "flip someone the bird"  fun  here in the US but I don't know if it is a expression used worldwide ?

The only thing that seems to be pretty standard worldwide is a flying feathered creature is called a bird (or whatever Bird is in your native languages Wink )


@ Jay - Feel Free to highjack the hell out of this thread - it's just for fun and birds come in all forms lol!

We have seen a few Catbirds here but they don't visit very often (still no pic Crying or Very sad )



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Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 12, 2015 9:25 pm

lol!   This thread is definitely for the "birds" of all kinds. lol!

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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed May 13, 2015 4:00 pm

Cedar Waxwing

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I have only seen Cedar Waxwings once in our backyard when a flock decided to roost in our Pecan Tree one evening so , unfortunately , these aren't the best pics Embarassed



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Post by ourchickenshack on Thu May 14, 2015 4:29 pm

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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon May 18, 2015 6:53 am

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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed May 20, 2015 4:44 pm

Mourning Dove

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Common Grackle
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YELLOW ORIOLE

Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:49 am

I have no idea what this bird was doing in Oklahoma but it shouldn't have been here  What a Face

We have a couple species of Orioles that are fairly common to Oklahoma (Baltimore and Orchard Orioles) .

Apparently Yellow Orioles are native to South America and don't normally even leave there - my wife suggested it could be the tropical storms in that area  scratch


Regardless , we felt very lucky to see one in our birdbath yesterday - it was the 1st time I have seen a bird in our yard that was not in my "Birds Of Oklahoma Field Guide"  banana

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Post by ourchickenshack on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:04 am

Had a couple cool bird sightings today  cheers

Brown Thrasher

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Here's one for you Jay  What a Face

First time I have seen one of these in the last couple years - the pics aren't that great but hopefully he'll come back soon ...

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Post by Dr Dengar on Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:51 am

Hey James,

Thanks for sharing, bro!
You are a lucky man that you can spot all those magnificant  birds, just back in your own garden,

The Brown Thrasher is a beautiful bird.

The South American Yellow Oriole can also be spotted in The Netherlands Antilles according to Wikipedia.
I hope the winters in Oklahoma will not be too cold for your colourful far traveller.

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Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:36 am

We have been trying our best to photograph a couple Ruby Throated Hummingbirds over the last few weeks . Unfortunately the only ones we have seen are either females or juveniles and are pretty plain but maybe we'll get lucky and a male will show up eventually What a Face

They are extremely difficult to get decent pics of but we have managed to get a few fair photos (out of well over 100 attempts) ...


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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:46 pm

Spotted this rare and elusive bird in our Peach Tree last night ...


Opossum Bird

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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:05 pm

James, great pictures of the elusive Opossum Bird. clapping

We had one wandering along the top of our back fence a couple years ago. It's unusual to have one in the city though. But quite often, there is one living in the barn at the family farm, for the winters. Very Happy

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