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    Had 2 of these guys show up today to hang out with my cardinal, blue birds and house finches. Crazy the colors they have. Taken with the longest zoom I had and cropped down so not perfectly clear but I hope I will get some new glass soon enough to remedy that.

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    Super cool birds- my girlfriend down near Merritt Island Florida had two in her yard the other day, always a cool surprise!

    Thanks for sharing
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    That can't be real...

    Beautiful - one of my 112 favorite birds.
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    Nice. I get them at my feeder. I saw a scarlet tanager and an indigo bunting the other day.

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    They are peculiar little birds.

    I see them crossing the yard as early as March most years, but don’t frequent the feeders til about June here.

    When they decide to, they camp out on em daily.
    Be proactive about improving public waterfowl habitat in South Carolina. It's not going to happen by itself, and our help is needed. We have the potential to winter thousands of waterfowl on public grounds if we fight for it.

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    You should’ve shot the house finches.

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    I remember the first time I saw one. I couldn’t believe how bright the colors were.

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    I've only seen one painted bunting up here in the mountains so far this year, I used to have a few at my house in the PeeDee when we lived there.

    I've had an american goldfinch, dove, cardinals, robins, blue jays, carolina wren, painted bunting, and an indigo bunting (I'm pretty sure on that ID, not 100%). Some blackbirds and a crow as well.

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    We have a rose-breasted grosbeak using our feeder. First one I've ever seen here.

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    They are easy to lure in with a phone speaker playing their call. They'll fly in circles looking for the "bird" making the call.

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    I haven't had one here at the place yet. Hoping. They love millet.

    The summer tanagers are daily visitors. And I still have little group of goldfinches in full plumage.
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