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Old 04-18-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Song Thrushes

This is the time of year (UK Spring time) when the song thrushes perch on TV aerials and sing their little hearts out. At professional singer couldn't do it with so much variety, and joyfulness.
They are pure joy to listen to and I just love being out there doing the garden and listening to them. They really lift your heart.


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Old 04-18-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
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Like you, I am enjoying all the many different types of birds returning here also!. The hummingbirds started coming back about a month ago and soon I will have to put out all of my feeders for them and watch out for the orioles stealing from them, lol. here is one I caught stealing yesterday:

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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Ohhh, I envy you guys, sometimes I wonder what it is like to live in a country side and / or a house with a nice garden, where you can enjoy some bird watching or listening... all I can hear from our flat in the central rome is an exasperated neighbour screaming at her kids, and pitiful wailings of a poor dog left on his own inside suffering the emergency of nature's calling... (though it could be worse... it is facing the courtyard so the noise from the street hardly reaches here)
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:32 AM   #4
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We have brown thrushes here...don't know if it's the same as your thrushes, but they are so beautiful.
I enjoy our songbirds, too, especially the mockingbirds. I find it amazing that their tiny little brains can remember all those songs!
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:33 AM   #5
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I heard my son's alarm clock go off this morning - AFTER he had already left. While I was making my bed I just listened to it and finally I went in to turn it off. It was NOT his alarm clock but a bird outside his window who apparently has that sound down pat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are 4 beeps, silence, 4 beeps, silence, etc., etc. The little bugger had it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:46 AM   #6
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I love hearing the western mockingbirds here until they decide to sing from 1 or 2 a.m. on!!!! I do feel very lucky that we do have such a wide variety of birds here; some are just on their way to another place and you need to look quick or they are gone. Here is a first year bald eagle that was here some weeks ago; it was being hassled by a flock of ravens and took a rest on our property.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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I live in a condo but one of my friends has a large house with a big backyard. She loves to garden and she has bird tree houses filled with the right food for them.

I miss not having a yard but at the same time living in a condo is cool because I don't have to do anything. We have a gardner, a pool man, a cleaning crew that comes once a week and any repairs that need fixing are taken care of by the President of the Association. I tried having some live plants in the house but eventually they all died. I quess plants are not my thing.

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kitchenelf, that's hilarous! if you get to take a video of your mynah friend there, let us know where you post it!
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:27 PM   #9
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When I am sitting here at my computer, I can look out the window at a big pine tree in our backyard and watch all kinds of birds. My favorite are the Cardinals, they are so beautiful. We also have a lot of Finches, they don't sit for very long though. I always like to plant red flowers so I get lots of Humingbirds in our yard. They are so much fun to watch.
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Wish we had more pretty birds here, love the finches, but have only seen the red headed ones, love the yellow and black ones. The sparrows have taken over my feeders ! Love my robins too !

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