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    Countrygirl
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    HEYYYYY everyone.

    I’m transient what can I say!? life gets in the way – sometimes puppies and horses and kitties take over from my bluebirding family.
    I kind of got lazy the last couple of years and haven’t seen much action – we didn’t lets HOSPS nest but we also didn’t do SUPER active controls (removing nests etc but not trapping…)

    My mom was pouting about missing her TRES and not having seen blues and being tired of pulling nests so I have put some actual efforts in the last few days with the trustee VanErt.

    This morning I see sunshine here in Southern Ontario and my efforts are paying off as a TRES is sitting on top of one of our boxes.

    The rest of the yard is filled with life as well due to moms dedication to the grape jelly and other feeders – we have red breasted grossbeaks, orioles (soooo pretty!) finches and other backyard feeders.!!

    #7246
    dogsandbirds
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    You are so lucky–grosbeaks and orioles! I am way too far south for either one.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    Good to see you and looking forward to reading about your “birding” this year

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    blue diamondsblue diamonds
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    Spring has to show up soon. All this rain is crazy! Glad to hear a pair of TRES have shown up…..maybe the blues are next. Good luck.

    Judy-Michigan

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    tamsea
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    Welcome back, Courtney. Grosbeaks are beautiful. I don’t have them at this house but I’ve had them in the past.

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    Tammy

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    Countrygirl
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    Our feeders are ABUZZ!!!! so many awesome birds happening! and I”ve got nest construction happening in my “Blue” box!

    TRES are hard at work on a bright sunny day!

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    blue diamondsblue diamonds
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    Countrygirl, things are looking up! I’m happy to hear the TRES are building. We still have cold rainy weather, but all the trees and plants are looking wonderful. The past few days we have had a scarlet tanager coming to eat the oriole’s grape jelly. We’ve not seen one before…..he is such a beautiful red. Do you get them in Ontario? Good luck!

    Judy-Michigan

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    Countrygirl
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    Hey Judy,
    I would have to look at my book. Its possible, dont think I Have seen one, though some are orange-ish by the looks of it and could be mistaken for orioles if you were not experienced as i learned the first year that I had to identify TRES and Barn swallows and so on, I haven’t been at this as long as some in the forum. I will consult my book!

    #7293
    Countrygirl
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    how ya been Tammy?!?!

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    tamsea
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    Doing well. I have a 17 mos old granddaughter that is just such a delight and one more on the way. I’ll include a couple of photos later.

    Tammy

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