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    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    I just saw a rare treat out of my window. A Rose-Breasted Grosbeak on my feeder. I usually have them for a few days and then they are gone. The male has the beautiful breast! Not like us humans.

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    Beautiful bird! He is dressed to go and watch a Georgia Bulldog game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kelly View Post
    Beautiful bird! He is dressed to go and watch a Georgia Bulldog game!
    Oops! Now A.O. will post a Clemson bird with an orange breast.

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    In my other life great racer Dr Larry Barden encouraged me to take up bird watching. He was a professor at UNCC and a bird expert.
    I got some $20 binos from a pawn shop and the Peterson's manual he recommended.
    My home made feeder hung near my kitchen window.
    I come home, and an incredible bird was on it (I thought all birds were sparrows).
    I could not find it in the book. (after decades the book is now almost worn out and I know it by heart).
    I was excited and called Larry.
    He said look on the front cover of my manual. You would have though I would have noticed. There it was - Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I was hooked!

    Today I have a seldom seen Indigo Bunting at the feeders. Unlike the RBG, they are here all Summer, but not often in my yard. Also is a Yellow-throated warbler.
    Damned Cowbirds have shown up and I shoot at them with my air soft gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Presley View Post
    Oops! Now A.O. will post a Clemson bird with an orange breast.

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    Hum! Either that picture has been photo shop or that bird is a traitor.

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    If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
    Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. - Thoreau

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    Another beautiful bird! That's the real deal! I enjoy looking at these birds. Their beauty amazes me.

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    I had a female RBGB in yesterday.

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    Then there is bound to be a Male around somewhere!

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