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    Donna in WI
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    So we don’t have Bluebird in the winter months here. Just the normal winter birds however this year on Jan 1st of all days, guess what showed up?? A Brown Thrasher! They are typically far from WI in the winter months but due to the very mild weather we had in Nov/Dec some have stuck around along with other birds that aren’t typically here in the winter months.
    Anyway just thought I would share a few photos of my Thrasher. Have been putting out extra peanuts, peanut butter suet dough and dried mealworms for it.

    First time I saw it on New Years day….
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    we also have the usual Pine Siskins and Common Redpolls join us for the winter months….
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    Donna in WI

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    tamsea
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    I’ve never had a Thrasher at my feeder and redpolls and pine siskins are not common for me here! I was hoping you wouldn’t find us over here because I’m always jealous. You know I’m kidding, Donna!! Love your photos. I need to start taking more! These are all in your backyard? I think someone else is feeding MY bluebirds. The NERVE!! They only come every once in awhile. I have a photo to show you later. I’ll try to take it in the morning and post it tomorrow sometime. You will be SO proud of me.

    Tammy

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    Donna in WI
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    Yes Tammy, these are in my backyard. This morning there was a flock of about 70 Pine Siskins and Common Redpolls, they are here pretty much all day long. Also have about 7ish BlueJays, a bunch of Downy Woodpeckers, a couple of Hairy and a couple of Red bellied Woodpeckers, a whole crapload of Juncos, White Breasted and Red Breasted Nuthatches (just one or two of each), a couple of American Tree Sparrows, Cardinals (a couple males and one female), Mourning Doves, a bunch of Chickadees, here and there I have House Finch and Goldfinch yet and of course the ugly Starlings but thankfully no House Sparrows. Oh and for awhile I had this pretty lady visiting my suet….

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    I bet you have a stick in a pot, right????

    Donna in WI

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    Betsy
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    Beautiful photos, Donna! We don’t usually have bluebirds here in northern Iowa either during the winter, but lots of Pine Siskins have been visiting the feeders, along with Goldfinches and an occasional redpoll.

    Betsy

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    tamsea
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    Such a great bird to have! How do YOU pronounce Pileated? I always decide on something and then can’t remember what I decided.

    Tammy

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