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Feb 13, 2011 19:57 |  #16

Wow, pine siskin, I'm impressed! Didn't know any finches would come to the hand!


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Feb 13, 2011 20:08 |  #17

Oh wow db, I would love to come walk your ridge with you, (but not in the winter) just to see your feathered friends up close. Having them trust you that much has got to be the ultimate high. These are absolutely fantastic shots.


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Feb 13, 2011 20:14 |  #18

Wonderful shots db! What's in the bucket? Looks too cold there for me at this time of year. You're pure magic my friend.


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Feb 13, 2011 20:54 |  #19

grendel64 wrote in post #11835947 (external link)
Can I come live with you? :)

Can I come too? !!

These are pure magic, Dave. Beautiful.


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Feb 13, 2011 21:13 |  #20

I just don't know how you guys do it. I can't even get within six feet of a chickadee.

Nice shots, I do enjoy these hand feeding shots.


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Feb 13, 2011 22:35 |  #21

grendel64 wrote in post #11835947 (external link)
Can I come live with you?
Seriously though, that's very cool how you've made friends with all those little (and big ) guys.
Thanks for posting these.
Mike

Hey, if you are ever up the Arrowhead way stop by and visit my friends, they love company if they have seeds ;) Thank you Mike.

CDMOOSE wrote in post #11835961 (external link)
Nice photos, Dave; you're in good company.
Al

For sure Al, for sure... thanks.

BGgraphy wrote in post #11836010 (external link)
Can't say it any better than that!

Thank you Bret!

Snydremark wrote in post #11836181 (external link)
Such a wonderful set; I'd love to have the locals be that relaxed with me :) Number 3's terrific, with the deer in the BG!

Thanks so much Eric... a very friendly flock... they meet me when I come out the door.

Nighthound wrote in post #11836312 (external link)
Thanks for sharing these great interaction shots Dave. Sure looks like a lot of fun.

Lot's of fun and no boredom with these guys around, they make good company... thank you Steve.

andrewhuxman wrote in post #11836409 (external link)
Thats Awesome Dave, Love the The Red-breasted Nuthatch. Great series ...

The Rb is a plucky one ... the chickadees always give him a pass, he rules the "feed lot"... thanks Andrew

Greg Mack wrote in post #11836740 (external link)
Excellent photos, and great fun with the hand feeding! We had a White Breasted Nuthatch coming to our feeders and feeding from our hands for over 3 years. Here's a link to a YouTube video I made...

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=tOQNlcXN_-w (external link)

We're in an apartment complex, and although the other birds watch and know we have seeds in our hands, they're a little too skittish to come all the way in to take some.

Great video, your friend "Alfred" is a real treat, well done... aren't they fun! My son has made a videos many times when he visits... I have a Red-breasted Nuthatch that has been with me going on 4 years this June... I hope you have many more years and good times with your buddy "Alfred"... thanks Greg.

hTr wrote in post #11836772 (external link)
I guess that far north you have to make Friends with the Birds, Animals and Eskimos :lol::lol:

Love ya buddy!!

My eldest son contends that most of my good friends have feathers and fur.. which I suppose... ain't all bad... ;) and thank you good friend.

kmunroe wrote in post #11836791 (external link)
nicely done Dave

Thanks so much Kenny.

Crimzon wrote in post #11836797 (external link)
DUDE! that's very cool.

Thanks for the comment Trevor.

sparker1 wrote in post #11836995 (external link)
You are a treasure, Dave...our treasure. Love the shots, and the winter camo.

I appreciate the kind words Stan... and I am happy you had the chance to meet some of my "feathered friends".

gymell wrote in post #11837326 (external link)
Wow, pine siskin, I'm impressed! Didn't know any finches would come to the hand!

I am overrun with siskins at the moment... I have over 50 at my feeders all day long, so they are quite happy to land on an occupied hand full of seeds... thank you Liz.

Shar824 wrote in post #11837389 (external link)
Oh wow db, I would love to come walk your ridge with you, (but not in the winter) just to see your feathered friends up close. Having them trust you that much has got to be the ultimate high. These are absolutely fantastic shots.

You will always have an invitation to join me on a walk around my ridge Sharon... and I always knew you would never take me up on it in the winter... ;) Thank you!

ajosteve wrote in post #11837423 (external link)
Wonderful shots db! What's in the bucket? Looks too cold there for me at this time of year. You're pure magic my friend.

Hey, good to hear from you... Plain whole kernel corn in the bucket, for a buck that has never seen a kernel of corn, they sure love it... when will you be back in Arizona?... the Acorn Woodpeckers, Jays and your woodpeckers must be missing you... thanks Steve.

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #11837653 (external link)
Can I come too? !!

These are pure magic, Dave. Beautiful.

You might as well fly in to Alabama and pick up Sharon... love to have you stop by... thanks so much Levina.

K6AZ wrote in post #11837789 (external link)
I just don't know how you guys do it. I can't even get within six feet of a chickadee.

Nice shots, I do enjoy these hand feeding shots.

Thank you, keep trying on the hand feeding, when you get one, the rest will follow.. ;)


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Feb 14, 2011 15:19 |  #22

Nice pics, looks like fun :)

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Feb 14, 2011 16:42 |  #23

Looks like fun. Enjoy these beautiful animals.


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Feb 14, 2011 17:43 |  #24

Great shots Dave. Now I understand how you can get so close for your shots. Wonderful!


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Feb 14, 2011 17:56 |  #25

Oh man do I envy you your living situation! (except for the cold, lol) What a neat place!
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Feb 14, 2011 18:32 |  #26

Awesome. I am so jealous.


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Feb 16, 2011 09:23 |  #27

These are absolutely WONDERFUL Dave. Thanks for sharing these images of your friends. :cool:
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Feb 16, 2011 14:33 |  #28

LowriderS10 wrote in post #11842568 (external link)
Nice pics, looks like fun :)

Also...CONGRATULATIONS​...YOU HAVE THREAD NUMBER ONE MILLION ON POTN!!!! :D :D :D

Thank you Lowrider, it is a blast!

D.C. wrote in post #11843160 (external link)
Looks like fun. Enjoy these beautiful animals.

Lot's of fun... they are part of my everyday life, except for the deer who will be leaving me in March/April to head inland for the deep woods.

Don1 wrote in post #11843540 (external link)
Great shots Dave. Now I understand how you can get so close for your shots. Wonderful!

I have little problem getting close to the chickadees, Rbs, siskins, jays and redpolls.. thanks Don.

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Oh man do I envy you your living situation! (except for the cold, lol) What a neat place!
Karen

Ha :) not many I know enjoy the cold, but I dislike the heat worse... when it hits 75 up here, it is too hot for me ;) thanks for looking in and commenting Karen, I appreciate it.

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Awesome. I am so jealous.

Thank you Joe!

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These are absolutely WONDERFUL Dave. Thanks for sharing these images of your friends. :cool:
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It is my pleasure Bruce... thank you for commenting.


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Feb 16, 2011 16:11 |  #29

Little late noticing these Dave but they are rally great and it is nice to see you in action. I think the reason you can get so close is that the birds and the deer can't see you with all camo garb on.


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Feb 16, 2011 17:25 |  #30

Dave, you're awesome. The North Woods Wildlife Whisperer. Way to go, buddy. This is just wonderful.


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