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Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2019 #1

claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
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This thread is intended to give people a place to post photos and/or talk about birds, critters, wildlife, fish, whatever - topics you might not want to start a whole thread on, but are still garden-related. You can see the range of possible topics in the previous threads:

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With winter technically here, but waffling, I repeat the mantra I said years ago, somewhere. "Far better to ponder interesting wildlife behavior in the garden than to spend the winter staring at dormant plants."

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Today is one of my Project FeederWatch count days so I was annoyed this morning when I saw a flock of about 50 birds fly over my yard to the east without stopping here to be identified and counted.


A few hours later, though, some robins started trickling in, accompanied by at least one starling. They didn't seem interested in the holly berries but they appreciated the birdbaths.


I have one heated birdbath that's always liquid and I stomp out the ice from two other birdbaths. The heated birdbath is closest to the camera with an unheated rubber one by the holly..



Heated birdbath


Rubber birdbath


They didn't stay long - they flew off to the west. It looked like a larger flock may have picked them up on its way west.


No snow anywhere.


Claire

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