Feathered Friday - Colorful Tree Ornaments

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Here are some colorful winter ornaments for #featheredfriday by @melinda010100
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On my winter walk I was able to spot a few colorful birds against the monotone winter colors. The cardinal has a nice bright color similar to a red ornament on a tree.

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What are these? Partidges in a pear tree?

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Nope these are a nice green ornament known as monk parakeets.

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I like walking down this trail because the monk parakeets have a colony in a power transformer nearby. They can easily be spotted gathering twigs off the tree to build their nests larger and larger.

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They let you get fairly close for photos but often don't make nice poses lol.

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The bright green and blue stands out nicely in the drab winter colors.

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These guys are native to Argentina but they have established a number of colonies throughout the north even in cold environments. If they have enough food they can live in cold weather.

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This mourning dove will have to take the place of a turtle dove.

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Quite a few were out along the path. I also saw some goldfinches but they didn't turn out clear enough to post.

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I'll keep walking down this path during the winter. I'm hoping to get the green parrots in the snow.

That's all for now, happy Christmas Eve :-)



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the snaps of the birds look so amazing and they are very beautiful birds,.
In my area, this type of dove seems to be very young and we can find it around the rice fields and people call it Leu'k.
,,you have an impressive shot, man:)

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Thanks, the mourning doves are really common here too. When I was younger I used to hunt them for food, they have to be marinated overnight in lemon juice to take away their gamey taste. Then you have to slow cook them with fat or oil to soften their meat. Now I just shoot them with the camera lol.

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I've never eaten bird meat let alone cook it hehe, and maybe later if I want to try it, I can use your recipe :)

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Chicken tastes better than dove lol so you aren't missing out too much. I'm sure there are some gourmet recipes out there that can make it taste really good. The main problem is they have no fat in them so it is really tough to eat.

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a very beautiful bird on a tree, in our place the bird like the one you shared is very expensive, because its beauty can attract people's attention. May I know that what is the name of the bird

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The red one is a cardinal, the green ones are monk parakeets, the brown one is a mourning dove. I kept a cardinal as a pet for a while to nurse it back to health after it crashed into a window. They are kind of mean, it would always try and bite me when I was cleaning its cage. Eventually it got better and I was able to release it back into the wild.

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different types yes. but each has its own beauty, it looks like it's a bird in Europe, yes, because in Indonesia I rarely see birds like that, if you're at your place, that's the price. how much yes.

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hi my friend @sketch.and.jam I don't want to comment this time, because I really enjoy what you show this time, it's really amazing, really spoils my eyes...

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I am lucky this year with a warmer winter, though I did get sick this past week lol but now I am finally better.

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woouw great photos, you can still find classy “models” in the cold winter @sketch.and.jam

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Its been extra warm this year no snow yet. I thought for sure most the birds would be hiding by now.

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