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I Love Feeding Backyard Birds

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    had to write it this way to get past EP censorship !! actually i love my backyard for my favorite hobby topless sunbathing ... finally some warm weather after the terrible winter...
    iamreallyonly17 iamreallyonly17 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    They get a lot of grief in this country (UK). Especially the sea gulls and the herring gulls. I find it disgraceful how humans blame them for ******** on their cars and spending...
    Princessgemmy Princessgemmy 26-30, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    If they watch your every move, they are a fan! its impossible for a hater to hate just another person from the crowd, they always hate on the stand outs. The fearless ones, that...
    HopefulRose HopefulRose 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I am so excited this year for summer. This summer I will cherish it because we might have another dreadful winter. I will pick flowers, go to the park and feed birds, and walk...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Africa oh so sweet , found these two love birds in my garden an hour ago , I have heard them before ,but this is the first time I have actually seen them , I am so excited that I...
    Sammy4u2 Sammy4u2 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I sat outside this morning watching the birds play. Three were jet flying from one tree to the other. Then off they would fly to someone else's yard. At one point they looked like...
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    We have 2 cats, 3 dogs, 3 horses, and several wild birds and beasts. Sometimes we see elk out here, once I saw a coyote. Lotsa birds, my favorite being the wild turkeys. The...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M Mar 24

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    I love the sound of birds in the morning. window is up and its nearly 7am. I'm about to try and get some sleep! itll be nice with the cool morning air blowing gently against my...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Mar 30

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    "Turn The Page" That's it Turn the page on the day, walk away 'cos there's sense in what I say I'm 45th generation Roman But I don't know 'em Or care when I'm spitting So...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 29

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    This picture is of me making friends with a little Chaffinch I saw earlier. I gave him some food and he was very friendly. It was a lovely experience, I really like it when birds...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I think gymnastics is awesome. Last summer I worked out a lot with my ex-girlfriend. We did a lot of gymnastics stuff in her backyard on the trampoline. We both wore a leotard...
    LeotardBoy1 LeotardBoy1 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Bulletproof Love~ Pierce the Veil I breathe you in with smoke in the backyard lights, we used to laugh until we choked into the wasted nights. It was the best time of my life, but...
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    The weather is so that we can once again enjoy our patio to its fullest. Grilling steaks, the sweetest red wine is flowing and we are surrounded by great friends. The final touch...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Alright, this is a really, REALLY long tale, so if you're going to stick around, you should probably get some popcorn or something. I've written all of this just kinda to get it...
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    When I was about 15 met a girl who was from a nudist family I secretly went with them one summer very shy at first but loved it. And haven't looked back sense. Got in trouble at...
    sweetcheeks45 sweetcheeks45 66-70, F 8 Responses Mar 25

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    Hi Doni here again in my own jakarta Indonesia backyardbackyard jakarta was once know as Batavia when it was a Dutch colony and behind me is canal must like in holland there are...
    donita1234 donita1234 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Cherry blossoms in our backyard.
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    It is easy. We have a private backyard.
    kirmis kirmis 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 7

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    I love to watch them too. I have a huge backyard that looks over a open field, it's beautiful to see the lightning strikes and then hear the crash of the thunder. I find it...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    it is raining and thundering right now. I hoped it would. my wife is not feeling good so I hope I can give her medicine so she sleeps soundly. then I will go out in the backyard...
    UnfulfilledYetWise UnfulfilledYetWise 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I love sunbathing in my backyard. I have slipped off my top and sunbathe my big boobs at times.
    singleredheadfemale singleredheadfemale 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    But sometimes he acts like such an old man. If I didn't push to go and do things together or as a family, we would never do anything. It's getting old, always having treat him like...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Sunset Blvd. (1950)... I used to shun a group of people who obviously did not believe in today's motion picture artists and reduced them to a mere bunch of pop orn junkies playing...
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M Apr 11

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    Ever since I was little, I loved being naked every chance I'd get. Being naked outside was no different. Lord knows how many times my mom yelled at me for it (once I was old enough...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Good morning...I pray that we are all well today. May God continue to watch over us. Thank you for continuing to share your thoughts and stories with me as we grow. I'm so grateful...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014 "Still I Rise" You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise...
    Bradley8061 Bradley8061 22-25, M 3 days ago

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