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  • Dory
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    Activity 3 (Observe birds searching for food) House finches: Visiting the hanging feeders, usually in groups of two to five at a time. They are always up on the feeder, never on the ground. They usually want the seed and fruit mix, sometimes thistle, not suet cakes. Chipping sparrows: Usually on the ground, they did visit the feeder a time or two for the seed and fruit mix. On the ground they forage under the feeder and also on the paved driveway and in shallow grass and weeds. They seem to be eating both seeds and insects. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds: The hummers were at the feeders drinking sugar syrup and at the hostas and cardinal flowers, but I saw something else today that surprised me. In an azalea bush near to where I was sitting was a spider web. A hummingbird approached the web and picked three little insects out of the web! Poor spider did all the work, only to have her dinner snatched from her plate! American Robin: The robins were foraging on the ground in a shady lawn area. I saw one take something wriggly (a grub, maybe?) from the ground and then perch on a tree branch to eat it. Robin 04
  • Dory
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    Hummingbirds are amazing to watch!
  • Dory
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    Red shouldered hawk 04Goldfinch male 03Hummer male 02 I'm including photos from three different groups from my backyard. From the raptors, we have a red-shouldered hawk, whom we have named Pierre, since we often see him (her?) with frogs legs hanging out of his mouth. From the songbirds (finches and buntings), we have a male goldfinch. From the hummingbirds, we have a male ruby-throated hummingbird, the only hummingbird found in my region. I live in Maryland, USA.  
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