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I Love Feeding Backyard Birds

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    Hummmmmmmmmmmm

    I just put a hummingbird feeder up right outside the breakfast nook window. Let's see if it works...  
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 5 Responses May 19, 2008

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    Help Wanted: Birdfeeder Bouncer

    I have one of those in-the-window feeders with the two-way mirror plexiglas window. This is always a busy place for my backyard birds; it is about five feet away from a lilac hedge, so the birds feel very safe flying back and forth to grab a snack. Depending on the time of year...
    Nyxie Nyxie 51-55, F 49 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Floating Free Of Time

    I love birds. I love feeding them because I'm selfish and I want to attract them to myself so that I can get up close and personal and enjoy them. I see it as a win/ win situation basically, as I buy nothing but the best and I am fastidious about the birdbath.I especially love...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 17 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    I Miss The Cardinals

    We had a lot of them back where I was, I wish I could have brought them with. There was a pelican in the neighbors yard now though! LMFAO! "Look at the pelican...gooo pelican!"
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    I Have Seen So Many More Species......

    In Dec of 2006 we sold our house in town and moved out to the country.  I have seen more different types of birds here that I would never had a chance to see had we stayed in town.  I have a humming bird feeder which I have to refill every 3-4 days.  The...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Polka Dots Are Great

    #2  Polka dots for Home Here's another great table or outside house I made for my my Mom!! This bird house, as well as most I'll post, is also very easy to make and the best thing is, it get most of it's interest from a simple partial drilled appearance with an...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M Nov 18, 2009

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    My Bird Tree

    I have a very tall Eucalyptus tree that is my 'bird tree'. Hanging from its branches are peanut and seed tubes and a large water dish. I love watching the birds in the tree. The black birds bath every day and splash around in the water.  Smaller birds dart in and out to...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 8 Responses May 18, 2008

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    I Am Not a Birdwatcher

    For the record, I am not a birdwatcher. I do not coo in admiration when I see a furry headed nitwit. I do not plan on being some old queen with white knee socks and madras shorts and a bad toupee who goes around with binoculars in Central Park. Ok maybe, if that's what it...
    boyblue boyblue 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    Big Bertha's 24 Hour Backyard Buffet~~~I had

    noticed that, unlike the other birdhouses, this one has not sported a little family. I figured out why... no breakfast to go with the bed! :-)Soooo, I not only bought them a bird feeder for this area, I chose a gargantuan! They now have a regular pig out at their little bird...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 9 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    All the Wildlife

    my house has some pretty thick woods behind it, and my mom buys a mixture of bird seed and "critter food," which is a blend of dried fruit, seeds, and nuts. we put a bunch of seed out in the morning for the birds who come during the day, and later in the evening...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F Nov 30, 2008

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    To Harm A Mockingbird

    I don't really want to harm him, maybe just scare him a little.I like to feed the birds on my deck. I sprinkle the seed along the railing, the birds come, a nice variety; it is nice.This winter however, a Mockingbird showed up and he has staked out my deck as his. I unwittingly...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 15 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Baltimore Orioles

    The Baltimore Orioles are back for the second year.  We have a suet feeder that they visit, but I put half an orange on top of it (through the hanger) and they really like that!  I also put out some grape jelly just the other day and they love that!!!  Much to...
    BUDDYSBUDDY BUDDYSBUDDY 41-45, F May 27, 2009

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    Indigo Bunting

    I saw an indigo bunting today!  First time ever.  
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    Spring Must Be On It's Way!

    I love to feed the birds in our yard.  I do it year round and I don't mind the other critters that help themselves.  Behind my house is a garden and on the other side of the garden is our main bird feeder.  I love looking out there, but it's been a long winter...
    BUDDYSBUDDY BUDDYSBUDDY 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    Home For The Birds

    I've always love doing things with my hands, in the past they always been nice hands to me. A couple of years back, it seems really along time now, it seems, I ve done this: as I would go visiting over to my moms and as she was getting a bit older, I picked up on the...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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    Popcorn

    I don't set out feeders or anything...but I do always give the last third of my popcorn to my feathery friends!  I don't use the prepackaged microwave stuff, all I'm giving them is popcorn, salt, and a bit of margarine. Often someone will grab a kernel in his beak and perch on...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2012

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    Feed the Birds

    Believe it or not, I actually started feeding birds to entertain my indoor cat.    He would sit by the window and watch them for hours.   Now I do it for me.   I love seeing all the different kinds of birds that stop by.   I have...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Lil guys!- I always love feeding them year round. Always make me feel better. Their so cute when they all come together to feed! They sit in the neighbors small tree if something...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F Jan 5

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    right about now.. me and "nobody cuz i am single" are sitting on the beach back to back supporting each other as we sit.. we just finished eating.. little toasty from the wine...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    I recently took the neighbor's 4 year old and a 1 kg bag of stale popping corn to the park. The peacocks and the 4 year old both went nuts! Feeding peacocks is not a meditative...
    TallGirl7 TallGirl7 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Ok I'm showing my age here- no apologies to gen Y and younger. In a recent article by Julie Power in the SMH a few weeks ago, she wrote about the demise of the Aussie backyard. She...
    ha40 ha40 36-40, F Jan 17

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    I went to a friend's house today. She has pretty birds in the garden. Where I live it's just huge birds, gulls, cormorants, herons, egrets. The gulls start squawking when it's...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My friend and I were relaxing in his backyard last summer one afternoon and decided to take some glamor pictures. He sat on his younger siblings swing hanging from a tree and...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    MAUD MULLER by: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) MAUD MULLER, on a summer's day, Raked the meadows sweet with hay. Beneath her torn hat glowed the wealth Of simple beauty and...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F Jan 3

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    Yeah, the nature fanatics. They seem too common for some people, and the "outsiders" sometimes only understand and see the two basic sides: People and their love of nature. But I...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 1 Response Jan 14

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    I swear, since seeing your face, The whole world is fraud and fantasy. The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf or blossom. The distracted birds can't distinguish the birdseed...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F Jan 16

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    A young turtle is seen in the forest climbing up the trunk of a tree. It reaches the first sturdy branch of the tree and climbs out to the very end of it. At the end of the branch...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    When I got back from school today the birds were singing and it was still light!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F a week ago

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    there are these parrots that hang around my neighborhood. there is about 10 of them. they are green and free. they used to be somebody's pets but they got away many years ago and...
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Cleansing Recipe 2 birds 1 pint of water 1 plank of Cedarwood 1 spool of scarlet yarn Hyssop (a brightly aromatic colored herb) Kill one of the birds. Dip the live bird in a...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My uncle got me started doing this when I was young. I think of my uncle as this really nice guy that taught me some great things. This is one of those things that he taught me to...
    kindlaura kindlaura 22-25, F Jan 20

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I love the sound of the alarm knowing it's not for me. I love the feel of the warm blankets as I snuggle back to sleep. I love the purr of my cat asleep by my side. I love waking...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    The story below was removed by EP for violating community guidelines. I disagree. I challenge anyone to find anything offensive in it's content. I have removed the pictures That I...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I love God and my family. I KNOW beyond a doubt that God orchestrated what is happening in our lives right now. Let me explain. For 24 years I am sad to say I have not had a very...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    Hope to God I marry a man who loves to cook and does it well. Lord knows I love to eat. I'd be in heaven. I can see it now. My hubby bringing me an all you can eat platter and...
    Nubiannqueen Nubiannqueen 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Olympic Dreams (continued) How much does Los Angeles love the Olympics? There actually was a celebration at the coliseum for the 25th anniversary of the 1984 LA Olympics in 2009...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have an amazing husband, and amazing children. I woke up this morning after a full nights sleep, with a tired husband and my oldest daughter each feeding a baby. And was...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I was at the mall the one day and was shopping in the book store. When I looked out the store front window I saw a husband and wife walking down the hall. The husband was very...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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     Isn't nature pretty? Fyi, this is my backyard in summer.
    stardancer99 stardancer99 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    but my backyard has seen better days. However, although it's dangerous and icy- it's still pretty to look at!😄
    stardancer99 stardancer99 13-15, F Jan 3

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    My backyard in winter! Pretty and dangerous!  Like fire, roses, flowers, food, sugar, and chocolate!
    stardancer99 stardancer99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I adore cats. I feed homeless cats that live near my country house, although I understand that I shouldn't do it. You see, I live in my country house only in summer; I leave it at...
    alexalan alexalan 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    What are your 5 loves? Mine are- My five things I love- 1) A clear sky Morning noon and night. I could lay in the back of a truck for hours at night, during the day I love to...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 4

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    Just saw a fox in my backyard! Beautiful animals
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I cannot explain how liberating it feels! One time I was nude running at night in the summer. I was walking past this house with a few cars in front of it. (a party I guess) The...
    jordon1369 jordon1369 31-35, M Jan 5

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    For anyone who hasn't tried this yet, grab a friend and play a game called "story builder". Its best via messaging or texting but I guess it could work in person too. Even if you...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M Jan 8

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