Sunday, May 4, 2008

Rose-breasted Grosbeak




















This weekend up at the log cabin was probably my best birding days. There were the loons (which I unsuccessfully chased w/ a camera but was treated to their haunting call as they flew away from me), Caspian Tern (I think I will need to call in my bird experts this week to confirm!), Blue Heron and so much more. But the first treat of my weekend was seeing the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I haven't seen one in over 5 years (back when my dad had a cabin in northern Michigan.) Just a beautiful and curious bird. (And a little hog at my bird feeders I must add!)



13 comments:

J. Karl Clampit said...

Pretty cool! If our blogs didn't have our locations on them, you'd sware we were only a state away from each other. Nice pictures and congrats on having a great birding day!

The Birdlady said...

I love them too - the "all fluffed up" one is my favorite - I just love the "ruffled feathers."

Sandpiper said...

How beautiful. These are among my favorite birds. I don't see them often enough!

Shellmo said...

J. Karl - Yes, I'm starting to believe our states border each other!

Birdlady - I agree - a fluffed up bird is the cutest!

Sandpiper - They're on my favorites now too.

Bird Girl said...

Wow, Shelley! What great pictures! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the one that is 'blowin' in the wind'!!! Get that Loon...they carry their babies on their backs and that would be so cool!

Shellmo said...

Birdgirl - thank you, thank you! And wish me luck in my Loon "hunt"!

joated said...

Nice picture. These dapper fellows showed up at our feeder this week too. Just as their northern cousins, the Evening Grosbeaks, left.

The warblers are starting to appear here in north-central PA and if it weren't for the blackflies piling on, I'd be out with the scope and camera in hand.

Shellmo said...

Thank you Joated -nice to have you visit. I enjoyed your blog very much!

TSannie said...

I love the Thoreau quote you use in your mast head. Might have to "borrow" it for a future blog Sunday.
Your grosbeak photos are lovely - I really MUST get a zoom lens!

Mary C said...

Hi Shelley - I think this is the first time I'm commenting on your blog. I think I found one of your comments on another blog. I really enjoy reading your posts, and your photos are lovely. I also visited your other blogs - I really enjoy seeing your photos of your log cabin. Great work.

Sandy said...

These are so beautiful of the sweet girl. Love them.

s

Shellmo said...

Tsannie - I could quote Thoreau all day! Absolutely you should use that quote!

Mary - I'm honored! Thank you for visiting my blogs!

Sandy - "sweet" describes them perfectly.

Texas Travelers said...

Beautiful series of photographs. Nice work with the camera.

troy and Martha