The babies are here!

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There are so many young birds at my feeders this week that it feels like the population has grown by leaps and bounds and I have been having a difficult time keeping my feeders filled!
These house finch fledglings were finding a snack at the thistle seed feeder

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And this little Downy Woodpecker was practicing his landings and checking out the flowers while he waited for his mom to bring him a seed or two.

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The hummingbird population seems to have tripled!

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The goldfinches and mourning doves have suddenly become more plentiful and the orioles? It is the time of year when I need to have truck loads of grape jelly on hand for them. I will save the orioles for another post.

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It is a joy to have all these visitors! Even with the cost of bird seed climbing more and more each time I restock my bird food supply. I count it as the biggest portion of my entertainment budget!

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 62 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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oh very cute photos of birds, is that in your house?

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Yes, these photo were all taken from out on my deck. It's so pretty out there right now with all the flowers blooming.
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You are very lucky, you have a beautiful view, with all those flowers and birds accompanying you. It looks very calm and relaxing.

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I love where I live! It makes my days so much brighter!

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At least you are aware and you value it! many people live in places like this and don't know how lucky they are, thanks for posting 🙂

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I have limited mobility and I moved into this house 20 years ago knowing that the day would come when I wouldn't be able to get out much. I wanted a place where I could be content with staying at home, and this has been perfect for me. I do count my blessings!

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I find it very optimistic and at the same time a bit interesting, intrigue and curiosity eat me up if I'm honest. It is because I find you so jovial and when you tell me that I feel a bit awkward not knowing how to deal with it. I am pleased to know that you feel comfortable in your home and that you can see things in such a happy way. 😊

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No mysteries intended. I have MS and it has progressed over the years to the point where I gave up driving a car 6 years ago and after far too many falls gave in and now only use a scooter to get around with. Having a house that I can manage in independently and a yard that I enjoy so much helps make my days much more cheerful.

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You are so blessed to have all these beauties around you. I haven't seen the mourning doves here in a long time.
I have to go to the woods to see woodpeckers.
Beautiful images.
Thanks for sharing.

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I truly am blessed to have so many birds and other wildlife in my backyard! I love having nature up close!

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Those wonderful small birds are a delight to watch. We are in a hot summer in Minnesota, yes summer is hot in Minnesota. There are lots of birdies all around too ;)

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You are not that far from me... This hot weather has been awful! Hope it stays more moderate for a while.

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how are you dear friend @ melinda010100 good afternoon
What beautiful visitors you have in your garden, what beautiful shots they allowed you to take. congratulations excellent shots
Thank you very much for showing us these beautiful images
have a beautiful afternoon

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So very Beautiful...!!
Every picture is precious and delightful
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A wonderful refuge your home is. The lovely variety of birds I have bring me great true joy..!!
I don't have as many Hummingbirds this year as I did last..BUT I am seeing an abundance of Baltimore Orioles and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks🤗.
Thank you for the visual delight...!!
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I suddenly have more of everything, including hummingbirds! Maybe you will have more soon, too. I have lots of grosbeaks, too. And an explosion of Woodpeckers and orioles. I love them all!

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Aww, the babies are grown. It must be a delightful choir of bird songs.

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It is so wonderful. A friend and I had dinner on my back porch tonight and we sat out there as it was getting dark and listened to all of the bird song. It was so delightful.

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Inspired to photographed these creatures! Its so nice 🐦🧡👌

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Oh, I hope you do! I'll be looking forward to seeing your bird photos!

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What beauty, another proof that nature is perfect and we must take care of it!

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That is so true. I hope we get it figured out before it's too late.

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A natural aviary in your courtyard. Your bird feeds are paying great dividends. It must be a wonderful feeling to have the birds visiting. Enjoy the bird shows. 😊

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I do enjoy all the birds that visit my yard. When people visit they are often amazed at all the different species.

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all these beautiful birds remind me of the nest that I am taking care of. These two eggs are from a hummingbird, which just made its nest on a tree branch in front of my house. On the lowest branch, I had to put up a sign so that people who pass are pending and do not damage the nest.

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They are so tiny! I hope they hatch successfully!

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I wish that too. and I hope I can take pictures of when those little ones come out of our eggs. I love the beautiful flowers in your garden

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It will be fun to watch!
!ENGAGE 25

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If I hope I can take some photos. I have tried to take photos of the hummingbird mother but it is very fast🤭🙈

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Robin and I were just saying the same thing yesterday morning, we're seeing more birds than ever before.
Pretty soon we'll have to take secure a personal loan in order to be able to keep the feeders stocked.
We've also have a few Downy Woodpeckers stopping in for three square meals a day.
A bird with the same markings and colors looks just like the Downy Woodpecker, except his head doesn't have a red spot on it, this other bird sports red coloring on his chest. Is this also a Downy WP?

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That is a male Rose-breasted grosbeak. The females look quite different, but I'll bet you have some around.
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Thanks for the info @melinda010100. Sorry for not getting back to you in a timely fashion, We were back in NJ for a wedding this past weekend. You are correct with us having some females around also.
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We also had no idea what these birds were either. I guess that's what they call killing two birds with one stone. 😁
Have a splendid day.

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