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September 22, 2007

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Birdfreak - the jays really "get into it" while bathing. I've seen that wide-spread tail on a number of them as they bathe.
Our Purple Finches are regulars but this has been a banner year for them. There are almost always 6-15 of them around constantly! We love 'em.

The Birdfreak Team

The Blue Jay bathing is great! I love Purple Finches, they do not visit our yard much at all, but we did see one last winter so we are hopeful! I am glad you use eBird, we started reporting this year and it is a great tool.

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