Skifish1 wrote:Very nice photo. Been several years since I've a tanager. Not sure why I guess its called Chicagoland. I know their environment is woods.
I did see a Grossbeak last weekend along the Kishwaukee river, that was a surprise its been a number of years that I have seen one.
If you're a birder I don't think there is a better way to see more species than kayaking down remote river sections in April and May,
KankRat wrote:I can't believe how many orioles are out this year. I have seen a lot of indigo buntings too.
SmalliesNEyes wrote:I've had a few hummingbirds show up to my feeders, too, which I was surprised by. Had my first one the day after I put the two feeders out(and this is my first year doing it.) Saw a couple more over the next few days, too. Love those little jet planes.
badger75 wrote:Saw an male Oriole earlier (Fox river at Fabayn). Heard many.
I have a hummer feeder. Getting several Ruby Throats. Have not seen the female yet, just males.
I also get Gold Finches and Red Finches at my other feeder.
Had some Cedar Waxwings taking advantage of my cherry tree. Will look for some pics.
badger75 wrote:Getting several Ruby Throats
SmalliesNEyes wrote:And Rambler, thanks for the heads-up on those Touch-me-nots. There's a large mixture of wild annuals and perennials in the garden now, including baby's breath, zinnias, chinese forget-me-nots, blue cornflowers, cosmos, candytuft, shasta daisies, sweet alyssum, sweet william pinks, and black-eyed susans. I'll have to add that. Also looking to add a new(old/fabricated) trellis and some coral honeysuckle(Major Wheeler). Just trying to decide if it's too late or not. I think I have time, still, though.
SmalliesNEyes wrote:Now are you against the fact that they're invasive because you don't want them to spread from my garden? Or is it more of "I prefer to have native species" kind of thing? I'll be honest, I'm new to this green-thumb thing, but enjoying it all.
Rambler wrote:SmalliesNEyes wrote:Now are you against the fact that they're invasive because you don't want them to spread from my garden? Or is it more of "I prefer to have native species" kind of thing? I'll be honest, I'm new to this green-thumb thing, but enjoying it all.
Simple answer - "yes".
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