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After out first snowfall I had to give our little feathered friends a hand to dig out from under the white stuff so they could find some seeds. You can just see a little chickadee trying to land on one of the perches.
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erene Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Great shot and framing!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much Erene :iconswingonastarplz:
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erene Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
You are most welcome :)
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jotamyg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :iconteamoplz:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflowerheartplz: :iconthankyousignplz: :iconflowerheartplz:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconsnowman-plz::iconyouarewelcomeplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz:
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have snow already? :D
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: over 35 cm, we had quite a dump in 24 hours.
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... we could do with some just to make the days brighter at the moment =(
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It seems to have been cloudy here for weeks now so the snow does brighten things a bit. But nothing beats sunshine. :iconhappysunplz:
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep... certainly makes you feel better :nod:
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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
That is a great looking Feeding House there Candace and I want to come back as a Bird :dance:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It sure has been a busy spot since it snowed. (chickadees, juncos, bluejays, evening & pine grosbeaks, a nuthatch, and downy & hairy woodpeckers)
I wish I had more time to just sit, watch and wait with the camera; I would never get anything else done. :lmao:
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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Try and make time Candace you know I gaze out the window here at the back of the computer looking at the birds in the trees.
And when I sit out on the back decking doing a jigsaw puzzle I dont get much done either.
I spend that time looking at all the Birds having fun in the many bird baths we have around the garden :nod:
Actually I spend a lot of time looking at the Birds here they give me so much pleasure :dance:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: :iconhearthugplz: I love to sit outside in the morning and just listen to the birds. It's very relaxing. :heart:

But I will have to be content with watching out the window now that winter has arrived. :D


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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thats good and yes it is very relaxing.. Behind glass sounds right to me too in the snowy weather :nod:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
oh my gosh - that much :snowing: already?
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: Winter has arrived. We got about 37cm in 24 hours. :iconshovelsnowplz: The good thing is, it's not that cold, daytime highs of -3C, which is a nice day if it's not windy. :D But it could be all gone next weekend as they are forecasting +4C. Have had lots of birds to watch; (chickadees, juncos, downy and hairy woodpeckers, bluejays, evening and pine grosbeaks, a nuthatch and a mischievous squirrel) They are keeping me busy filling up the feeders.
Stay well my friend. :heart:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
has the fall bustle calmed down yet - ready for the holidays?

regards to your Fred and the :iconcowbeeplz: too :nod:

you guys have a dog?
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Things are winding down Carole. The end of another cycle. We shipped out most of our calves this week.

We have already had our Thanksgiving. Ours is earlier than yours; but I can't believe how close it is to Christmas. The boys were able to book holidays and are coming home for Xmas. :woohoo:

No, sadly we don't have a dog anymore. Just a :iconcutecatplz:
We had a dog for many years when the boys were growing up. He was a collie/german shepherd. It was to hard when he passed.

At this point I just don't want to have to worry about what to do with a dog if we want to do any traveling. The cat is more independent and doesn't mind being left at home on her own. She lives outside most of the time anyway. We have a neighbor who checks on the farm and feeds her if we are away.
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
how funny - we have :icondoggyplz:s rather than :iconcutecatplz:s so we can travel :giggle:

we won't have :iconcutecatplz:s till we stop traveling :giggle: they sure are good at keeping the mice away :nod: and mice here in the :flagus: SW carry bubonic plague believe it or not :tears:

shipped the calves to? you don't feed them over the winter and sell them in Spring?

how nice the boys are coming for :iconchristmastreeplz: you'll have fun with them home :nod:

glad to hear you're doing well - warmest regards to your Fred and his :iconcowbeeplz:s

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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
We sell most of our calves in the fall when they are about 6-7 months old. We usually keep some heifers for replacements.

:iconautumncolorplz: :iconturkeyplz: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Carole :iconturkeyplz::iconautumncolorplz:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea.. winter is tough on the birds
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: They sure have been busy at the feeders since it snowed. So fun to watch. :heart:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea its hard for them when everything is snow covered.. so the feeders are a haven
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Stroody Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tis gorgeous ........ tis wonderfully presented/conveyed across :)
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Bob. :hug:
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1001G Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
awwwww if I put these out the squirrels would be all over these
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't have a problem with the squirrels getting on this one Edie. The pole is metal and they can't climb it, and it isn't close enough to any trees for them to jump on to. I have this feeder set up so I can sit and watch the birds out my dining-room window.
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1001G Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I never thought of a metal pole.,,you sure? We have tons of trees everywhere and our back fence is I-70 ( a very busy highway in colorado) I have never seen one of these birds in our yard ever. I cant even get a hummingbird to come to our yard.:crying:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: :tears:
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1001G Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
yea I know.......:(
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