Sunday, August 3, 2008

My sweet Grosbeak

I have a bad habit that some of you are already aware of - I attach human characteristics to my birds! But believe me when I say that this female grosbeak is just so sweet and trusting. I was trying to handfeed the chickadees and she stood on the railing just inches away observing me. And then proceeded to stay there and pose nicely while I snapped photos. (I snapped about 50 photos of her - she is now competing with the Loons for my heart!)


16 comments:

kjpweb said...

Now I will delete each and every of my Grosbeak photos. (Good that I don't have any! ;) )
Gorgeous photos! Especially the first!
Cheers, Klaus

Shellmo said...

Klaus - okay - you got me!! P.S. Thanks for the focus tips on your addendum email - much appreciated!

Jessica said...

She is precious!! Two females were visiting me yesterday and I couldn't get enough of them. Mine were not nearly as trusting as yours.

The Birdlady said...

She's beautiful, and the photos are great!

Shellmo said...

Jessica - glad you're seeing them too!

birdlady -thank you very much!

Bird Girl said...

Oh Shelley! Just a beautiful, sweet bird and your pictures are phenomenal! I think female and immature grosbeaks are really lovely to look at!

Shellmo said...

Birdgirl - thank you! I am quite taken w/ the female grosbeak even though she doesn't have the brilliant colors of the male - she has her own quiet beauty.

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

Lucky you , my birds are mostly staying in the woods .....it is so very hot here. Next year in July we have a conference to attend in Grand Rapids..we want to go to Traverse City afterwards. Looking forward to that.

wendy said...

Aww she is so pretty! Nice sweet face!

Have you ever seen a blue grosbeak? I had never seen one until I was visiting my mom in TN and she gets them all the time in her feeders! They are beautiful.

NCmountainwoman said...

Shelley, she does indeed have a sweet look about her. We have grosbeaks for short periods during migration and I really love having them.

Bobbi said...

So cute! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who gives birds human characteristics!

Shellmo said...

Oneidia - traverse city is a lot of fun! Good places to eat!

Wendy - I haven't but I bet they're beautiful! You'll need to post a pic of 1 in the future!

NC - that's great that they stop over during migration - that's when you see the neatest birds in my opinion.

Bobbi - you got that right! :-)

Kathiesbirds said...

She has a really sweet face! She looks like she trusts you! That's a nice compliment from Klaus too!

jalynn01 said...

Shelly, My grosbeaks are so skittish, they fly as soon as I get close to the window. She is adorable. Wonder if she is a young one?

Mary C said...

She's a real beauty, Shelley. And great photos of her. Has she been a daily visitor?

HANNIBAL said...

Amazing! I have only attempted to get close to a female grosbeak a few times, but she wasn't having anything to do with me, so I think you have an extraordinary friend there! How cool is that! Really great photos of her too! Good luck with the handfeeding!