Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pine Grosbeak - Available in 3 colors!

Didn't realize the Pine Grosbeak could come in three colors - Red, Russet brown, and yellow. The male is the Red one. I do like all three - and they were such tame, relaxed birds to photograph. They are only in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so this was a treat for me (as we don't see them downstate where I live.)







24 comments:

Marydon said...

They are darling! I hadn't seen them before ...

Happy St. Paddy's day t'ya!
Have a beautiful day ~
TTNFN ~
Marydon

Daisy said...

What pretty little birds! Great pictures, Shelley! :)

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful shots!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It would be hard to choose a favourite of these three. They are a beautiful bird.

ChrisJ said...

He is a beautiful bird. We don't have them down here either. I like the one in the red blossom.

Montanagirl said...

Ah, lovely photos of a beautiful bird. I have never seen one.

Bob Scotney said...

Now I know why I haven't seen them just north of Detroit. They are similar to the UK sparrows - if it wasn't for their colours.

Knatolee said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I only seem to get rose-breasted grosbeaks around here (not that I'm complaining!)

Patsy said...

I like the orange one

holdingmoments said...

Wow, they're beauties Shelley.

Janice K said...

All three of those birds are so beautiful, but that first picture is outstanding--love the colors!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Wow! We had a pair near here several years ago, and folks from all over the Midwest showed up, hoping to see them. I was there several times and only saw them for nano-seconds at a time. Great pics.

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful colored birds. I never knew they came in this many colors. Very nice photos Shelly! Happy Spring!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous bird and colors.

Chris said...

Oh yes, I love the three of them too! And I would love to see them all. Fantastic captures Shelley!

Stephen Baird said...

Shelley,
I have made you the next recipient of the NikonSniper Beautiful Photography Award on my blog. I love your photos of these birds. I have always wanted to do a better job with these creatures. I have never even seen a Loon.
God bless,
nikonsniper steve

Giga said...

Wszystkie są pięknymi ptakami. Pierwsze zdjęcie jest urocze dzięki ozdobie roślinnej. Pozdrawiam.*** All are beautiful birds. The first picture is lovely with plant ornamentation. Yours.

ShEiLa said...

I clicked on over from Nikon Sniper... and I can say... one post viewed and I am gonna love this blog.

Kudos to YOU for the awesome shots!

ToOdLeS.

troutbirder said...

Truley gorgeous pics, Shelley. To answer your snowy owl question, like you I followed all the snowy owl sighting in Minnesota for month to no avail. I wanted that "lifer." Then giving up an injured one showed up in a ditch a couple of days ago and I helped "rescue" it. : Posted on it a few days ago.
Also a big hi to that big Scout from Baron and me... :)

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh Shelley! That top picture is gorgeous!!!!! I love the colors! and the flowers in the back ground just makes the picture.

Frank said...

Nothing like them over here. Lovely series Shelly.

Doreen said...

beautiful! love the first shot.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Hey Shelley:) I just found your blog and love these bird photos!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Beautiful shots