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Post Posted: May 3, 2019 1:59 pm 
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The rich migration continues - in the past 24 hours we have seen a Goshawk, the first 2019 Hummingbird and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
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You guys must live in an ideal birding location and have great vision for spotting them. Thanks very much for sharing them with us!

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Heard 2 hummingbirds today at 8900'. Also a golden eagle that nabbed a robin in flight. This is on the same migratory route as a bald eagle about a week ago. Hope the golden hangs around. We have WAY too many pocket gophers this year. Little buggers.


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Had a very brief visit from a male Black-headed Grosbeak yesterday. He took one sunflower seed and disappeared into the migration. Hope he comes back!
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I hope he comes back too; they are very handsome birds. Here's one from last year in full breeding plummage.
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The crossbills were here today. All photos were taken through the window so they're not top notch, but the color variations are fun to see.
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I love the soulfulness of this guy:
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Those are great, Mtn Mama! Thank you!
The Crossbills are really moving into breeding colors - more red every day.
And their behaviors are more pairing than single. Love it!

As the dirt road got wet today, there were a pair of Magpies making sure
that no earthworms got away. It was behavior I have only seen in American
Robins previously. They probably cleared a quarter mile, working back and
forth and turning their heads to the side to see the worms before they slurped
them down.
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Mtn Momma - Your Black-headed Grosbeak is stunning!!!

We have had quite a few finches, Siskins and some Juncos on our four socks (two are giant socks) all winter. Now, we've got dozens and dozens! The socks are standing room only. A friend of mine already has Tanagers, my favorite. Can't wait for the Black-headed Grosbeaks.

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I posted the shot of the first Bandtail Pigeon that showed up on our feeder a few weeks ago.
I knew that more would soon be arriving.

They are HERE!
Here is a shot from this morning of eight on the tray and/or waiting their turn in the aspen tree avove.
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We are grateful that some of our neighbors are sharing the feeding of this flock of about 20+ so far.

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Outside of the window is dirty, but we got our first Tanager of the year today (and a Grosbeak photobomb.) He's hungry, tearing up the suet.
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HOORAY for the tanager!

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At long last - I finally captured this prize!

This is a Black-headed Grosbeak (male) with (of course) the bright plumage!
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I saw the female a few hours later - but she got away before I had the camera ready...
Stay tuned as I will capture her sooner or later!

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You guys are so blessed to have a wonderful bird yard. Do you live in a forested area, maybe by a stream? Lower altitude? I used to have all these birds at my deck feeder but in my current location "only" robins, chickadees, Stellar's jays, bluebirds (hey, no bluebirds yet, has anyone seen them?), hummingbirds, woodpeckers. My house is at about 9,000' and on the edge of forest clumps. By the lake we get special birds like great blue heron, osprey, geese, ducks, teal, American bittern, cormorant, black-crowned night heron. Lots of hawks, magpies, crows, ravens--not really birds that you can feed. Bald and golden eagles on migration, a pair of great horned owls, an occasional snowy owl and shockingly a white pelican now and then...as you can guess, lots of fish and rodent critters around to eat. What diversity in different micro climates! I love the wildness, but your photos reminded me of all the beautiful birds I used to have. Thank so much!!!!


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