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I Love Feeding Backyard Birds

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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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    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 8 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BettyLavender BettyLavender 61-65, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is a children's story that I thought about for a long time. I hope you enjoy it, and read it to your children. The many years of laughter and tears as I soared above all...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F May 19

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    the birds keep singing love songs ever time I hear there sound I'm bound to wish I was one the birds keep singing love songs their just ordinary birds not doves or larks...
    Sharkattackbate Sharkattackbate 46-50, F May 1

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    I worked at a prison in the Upper Penn. of Mich. most of my life. The prison I started at had a very large outside yard. The prison yard was open to the prisoners from early...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F May 2

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    Ok so this is my first post so sorry if its not that great but here it goes... Around 10:30 pm a while ago i decided to go out in my backyard naked. Now this was only the second...
    MrAtheistMan MrAtheistMan 18-21, M 1 Response May 1

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    DOZENS OF ENDANGERED COCKATOOS FOUND CRAMMED INTO PLASTIC BOTTLES CNN May 6, 2015 (CNN) -- At least 21 cockatoos have been discovered stuffed into 1,500 ml plastic water...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses May 6

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    When I was a little kid I was fascinated by animals. I still am but back then I wasn't too smart about it. I forgot my salamanders in a metal Folgers can when it was summertime...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    Some people get lucky and kill two birds with one stone. Chuck Norris once killed four birds with half a stone. What's that? You say there's no such thing as half a stone? The four...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 12

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    My Friends are so x10000 weird!!! Me and my friend Rachel are having a conversation about these Birds that kept her up last night, talking and you know what!!!! Haha And we were...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    As I've written previously, I often go nude at home, especially on the weekends. Up until about a month ago, I would only go nude in the house. I would put on shorts when I went...
    ChargeHard ChargeHard 51-55, M 4 Responses May 3

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    Strike One! A neighbor was watching a little boy playing with a ball and bat in his backyard. "I'm the greatest hitter in the world" the boy exclaimed as he threw the ball into...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes, this is all I have left in me Said, she had just, self expressed Herself to death, now nothing's left Nothingness She finessed it She the best And I said, and I said Pretty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm pretty sure magpies are going to eventually gain a human-like intelligence. There so smart and socially complex! Most corvids and birds are, but magpies especially. Not sure...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M May 6

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    Yes.. sometimes, I do think birds and animals are far better than humans in many aspects . They don't judge you or criticise you or betray you. I just want to share an amazing...
    PrincessOdette PrincessOdette 22-25, F May 11

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    Flying Away in The Open Sky are the birds of my dreams, Flying Away to the Land of My Hearts are the birds of my dreams, Seems I'm well past out of my time. A touch from...
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 1 Response May 13

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    I used to hike through the forest on my own observing the trees and birds, listening to the sounds of nature. The sun would filter down through the leaves onto the ferns and such...
    iamspectra iamspectra 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have fed the birds in my garden for years. They brighten the place up and it all makes the place much more alive. At this time of year, there are loads of them around and it...
    rodscot rodscot 51-55, M 2 Responses May 1

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    Did you know cardinals mate for life? If you have a pair of cardinals, unless they've fallen victim to a predator, they will be the same pair year after year. The extra birds are...
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 3 Responses May 7

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    when it's cold outside, the birds puff their chests out to maintain their body heat
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M May 19

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    This situation took place at my mother's hosted event, which had happened to be a large wedding shared between two backyards... Quite frankly, the setting was beautiful, and I...
    FlourescentMarie FlourescentMarie 16-17, F 5 Responses May 6

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    I love spending time at a mall or two looking for clothes, shoes, and things to spruce up my home and backyard. I spend about 3 or 4 hours when I am out shopping.
    singlefemalegardening singlefemalegardening 46-50, F 1 Response May 8

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    I believe in love Nothing good comes easy You must work hard Help love to grow Love needs care like a flower Light, warmth, feeding, strong roots, trimming away the old so the new...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses May 9

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    My boyfriend works at night, he is allowed to use email when there isn't much going on, I work during the day but to keep him company sometimes I write him short stories that'll...
    Chabelle Chabelle 22-25, F May 12

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    In 2011 I moved to a new city. A few months later I met my best friend. He was sweet, caring, and already taken. Of course that didn't stop him from calling me all the time and...
    lonelychick28 lonelychick28 31-35, F May 15

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    In 2011 I moved to a new city. A few months later I met my best friend. He was sweet, caring, and already taken. Of course that didn't stop him from calling me all the time and...
    lonelychick28 lonelychick28 31-35, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I've had my furbaby Teigra since she was 1 month old. My mom's co worker found her in her backyard. We were supposed to be babysitting her for just the weekend, but once I looked...
    alicornia alicornia 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20

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