Grossbeaks and purple finches

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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    We have had a tremendous amount of Grosbeaks and Purple Finches this year, in addition to the others that come along. I'm not sure if it is because the spring was so long and cold, but they hung around for quite some time.

    The robins would begin to sing in the day ( which felt like yelling) at about 3:30 am, and when they were satisfied that they had welcomed dawn long enough they would quiet down for some worming. At about 4;15 am the grosbeaks would come to the feeders and sing and chirp ( also sounds a bit like yelling at that hour) until tummies were full. Then the purple finches would have a bash at the feeders, until the pine siskins were ready for their turn.

    It's probably the most bird seed we have ever gone through, but we are very happy to have them.

    This year however, they also began to eat my apple blossoms. That has never happened before. Next year I will be more prepared with some distractions in the trees.

    Waiting in the cue....

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    This one is a funny accident....the bird reminds me of a plane :)
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    Thanks for that posting Melody!! Great write up & great photos! How wonderful to have so many birds around your house.
     
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    We don't see many purple finches nice to see yours.
     
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    Awww, love your furry friends and their queue mentality. (Why do you spell queue like that and not just plain and simple Q?)
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I really enjoyed seeing your birds. Very nice.
    That last foto— is that the jolly green giant standing up behind the mountains?
     
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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    I don't know Y Droopy....do U? hee hee hee . We have weird spellings here in Canada, some french based, some old english, some British and some American English. I will never leave out an "our" (behaviour) unless I have to....auto correct and I fight a lot hahahaha

    It could very well be....or the Friendly Giant and his pal Rusty the Rooster.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Mel, I keep looking back at your birds. They really are good foto’s. Thanks for this posting.
     
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    Pacnorwest In Flower

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    We had a lot of different birds before the state used airplane spray companies to rid the area of those stink bugs. They were threatening the hips crops. It got rid of the stink bugs and everything else. That was 4 years ago. Slowly the birds are coming back butterflies, bats , and dragonflies. Of course even the yellow jackets are back…

    Melody Mc.. great pics of the birds… we had many of the same…
     
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    Beautiful pics! Thank you for sharing
     
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