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.)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Winter fades and bird friends leave...

Only in Michigan could we have 2 feet of snow one day and then two days later it's melted, sunny and 65 degrees! I am excited for my spring birds but am sad to see one of my winter friends leave - the Common Redpoll. How about you? Who will you miss?