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RE: Weekend/now birds

Yep, mine stay here too with their molting feathers.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:13 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weekend/now birds
> Interesting.  My goldfinches stay here all winter, but look very drab.
> One of the first signs of spring is when the males begin to sprout
> bright yellow feathers.  Usually one or two will appear on the head,
> then the shoulders begin to show yellow.  That has begun to
> happen here in the past couple of weeks.
> The juncos are still here, though.  Another sign of spring is when
> the juncos leave for more northern climes.  I did see a robin last
> week, but only one.  Does anyone else remember the New
> Yorker cartoon many years ago that showed two guys lounging
> in the entrance of a ski shop.  One says "I saw a damned robin
> this morning."
> Auralie
> In a message dated 03/04/2006 9:35:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> gardenqueen@gmail.com writes:
> Seems like my goldfinches have flown the coop about a month early.  You
> folks in Oklahoma keep your eyes open for the fat little returning
> birdies.
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