IM GLAD YOU HAVE ALL GATHERED AROUND- NOW **POST YOUR OCTOBER BIRD PHOTOS- THANK YOU ONE AND ALL - - A FLOCK OF OREGON JUNCO,S
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Those are lovely pics Thank you Kru Kab :!:
** SPOTTED TOWHEE ( PIPILO MACULATUS )- BRIGHTLY COLORED BIRD- THEY TEND TO LIKE THE HEAVY COVER AND USUALLY COME TO THE DECK THEN GO UNDER IT TO PICK UP SEED AND BUGS - I HAD TO TAKE PIC THROUGH THE FRENCH DOOR WINDOW SO ITS NOT REALLY SHARP -
*** GOLDEN CROWNED SPARROW ( zonotrichia atricapilla ) i posted these 2- pics because the bird has a round cheek patch on each side- they seemed to get larger the more seed it ate - i have never seen this on a bird befor - *** any one have a theory ???- if so i would be interested in the answer ???- thanks -
Krukab that was interesting about the canada geese, I didn't even know that there were subspecies. We have them here as well, was imported at a certain stage to be in parks and large properties and now they take over in the wild.
*** thanks for the bird pics i had to go to google and type in the **latin name to get the english name ( pied wagtail ) then read up on it ~~ kool looking bird - --thank you ** SILKE ***
young Parus major
Thanks Barry, will check that out. I didn't know there were subspecies. These guys were actually quiet! When I got too close they would move a little and 'grumble' til I stopped....LOL!
*** NICE PHOTOS ----PAM ---- THATS WHAT THEY CALL - CACKLING GOOSE - A SUB SPECIES OF CANADA - WE HAVE THEM OUT HERE AND THIER VERY VOCAL MAKE A RACKET ALL THE TIME - IN AIR OR ON WATER OR LAND - - here is a site with the different races of canada goose - http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/Canadagoosesubspecies.html
I went for a walk to a local park this week and took these pics. I spent an hour with the geese.