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  • #7209
    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
      Moderator

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

        Gin
        Atlanta, GA

        #7247

        Good to see you and looking forward to reading about your “birding” this year

        David
        Stafford, VA

        #7253
        blue diamonds
        Participant

          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

          #7256
          tamsea
          Moderator

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

            • This reply was modified 5 years ago by tamsea.

            Tammy

            #7273
            Countrygirl
            Participant

              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!

              #7280
              blue diamonds
              Participant

                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

                #7292
                Countrygirl
                Participant

                  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
                  Participant

                    how ya been Tammy?!?!

                    #7308
                    tamsea
                    Moderator

                      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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