Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Love In The Spring

 
A cute Rose-breasted Grosbeak couple,
and House Finch Couple have found love!
 
 
 
This Grackle is looking for love, and put on quite a show.
 
By the look of this Red-winged Blackbird, he may have found his true love,
and she has feathered their nest from his head!
 
And this grey squirrel (Wallenda), managed to get up a double baffled pole into the feeder that is 5 feet from the ground! Now that's real love, of food!

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56 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

totally laughing at your flying wallenda! :)

beautiful couples in the first 2 photos. loved the grackle display, too.

poor red-wing fellow...wife must be a real b*****. ;)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!!! I agree with Tex!! And I love all your captures, poor red-wing fellow indeed!! Couldn't agree more regarding his wife!!! Ah, and the squirrel!! My three have already been here for breakfast!! Have a great day, Karen!!

Bob Bushell said...

Ha ha ha, you made me giggle, loverby sqirrel. And the others, looking for love.

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Oh, that Grackle "looking for love" just cracks me up! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have a good friend in Ontario, Canada and I used to work in the western part of your country. I absolutely love it and love the people.

Debbie said...

oohhhh that poor red winged, his girl could not have done that, could she??

pretty, pretty birds but for me, wallenda stole the show!! is there any where they can not get??

Frank said...

What a performance from the Grackle.

Super post and pics Karen.

DeniseinVA said...

This post is a joy!

genie said...

Those pesky squirrels. In spite of going where they are not supposed to go, you’ve gotta love them. This is one of those special posts that the viewing blogger will remember. I certainly will.Love is definitely in the air. Gorgeous colors.

Ileana said...

Beautiful post! :))

Gail Dixon said...

Awesome shots!! The one of the grackle is one of the best grackle shots I've seen. Wow!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos Karen. I love the one of the Grackle. And the poor red wing sure has a 'hair loss' problem!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

lovely series of "love" photos

Phil Slade said...

I think you're spot on with your assessment of the love stakes Karen. Which female could resist Mr Grackle? Meanwhile Mr Red-wing looks like he has been rather busy. As for the other besotted ones, best let them get on with it.

Nancy J said...

Pairing up, definitely in the air, and as for the squirrel, he is so deserving of a feed after that climb, I'm a real fan of any under-nourished animal!!! Not to say he is, look at those eyes and glossy fur, well fed every day at your B&B for sure. Cheers, Jean.

RedPat said...

Love the couples, Karen! You should never underestimate the skills of a squirrel! ;-)

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos of all of the loving birds! I thing the third one (Grackle) was really great!
And poor baldheaded Blackbird :)
Greetings Pia

Christian Weiß said...

Great capture and beautiful photos.

Linda W. said...

The bird couple are so cute, as is the squirrel with seed all over his nose. Great shots!

mick said...

A great series of photos. Its especially nice to have photographed the bird couples together.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wow! You have some stunning birds on your feeders... and I have the same squirrel problem in my garden... and I mean problem lol.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots! The grackle is rally trying to impress someone. Poor blackbird. He's almost bold.

Lisa Gordon said...

They are adorable, Karen, and the colors in that grackle are amazing

Elephant's Child said...

Ooh and aaah. Love, or lust? Food lust certainly.
Gorgeous images - thank you.

Muffie said...

Love that turquoise collar on the grackle! I hope they all find their mates, and what I hope for the flying Wallenda can't be printed!

Susan said...

Delightful Karen. Love the couples and I hope that colourful Grackle gets a girl, he's trying hard enough!
Cheers :D)

Janet Shaw said...

great shots

Carver said...

Great shots of the animals. Love is surely in the air for the birds.

Merlesworld said...

Love your photos so clear and sharp, mine look a bit fuzzy .
Merle...........

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...they're all super images, but I must admit, the grackle just blew me away. What a pose you managed to capture. He stole the show.

Buttons said...

Gotta love love:) oh your photos always make me smile. Hug B

Les... said...

wow!

can't add to what everyone else has posted except I love your love pics!!

Luvely!! *VBS*

Chris Rohrer said...

Good luck them to all! The Grackle shot is a stunner! I know they are common for many people, but you caught it doing something unusual in the right light....and it's a stunner of a shot! Happy birding!

Michelle said...

That Grackle is just beautiful and that poor Blackbird looks terrible!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So many great birds. Love that grackle!

Carletta said...

How wonderful to be able to capture couples! Mr. Grackle is awesome and the red-wing is perfectly captured!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Karen, your pics amaze me. Thanks for coming by and commenting you liked my goldfinch "card." Funny I posted it with actual shame thinking of you today - your pics are so clear and amazing, mine are always so blurry and hurried and unsteady. I am lazy - too lazy for a blogger, but that's the way I roll. I just love you liked it, though it hardly compares with your calender/book/magazine/award worthy shots!

HUGS!!!!!

Karen said...

Bird love how sweet, the grackle-wow. Great shots again Karen. Have a great week.

Carole M. said...

they're all super-special but I'm really taken by the Grackle

Stewart M said...

That grackle picture is wonderful! Such a great blue sheen.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Karen Great shots and captions. the poor Blackbird. he looks so lonely but your pairs are fantastic

NatureFootstep said...

Great shots of all birds. The grackle looks really cool here. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Wellenda is a perfect name for a clever, wascally squirrel. ;)

Indrani said...

Lovely pics.
The squirrel is so adorable. :)

Stuart Price said...

For a second there I thought the Grackle looked like a bird of paradise!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your squirrel (aptly named) has different priorities! Beautiful bird couples. And I've never seen a grackle being so pretty!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Durn squirrels, always sneaking in and stealing the show!

Beep said...

Poor rwb what happend to him.The squirrel looks so so so so so cute!!! :)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

enJOYed your entertaining shots here.

Icy BC said...

These are fabulous shots, Karen. The grackle is quite expressive!

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

Karen, great shot of the Grackle! I think they are beautiful!

Poor Red-winged, what in the heck happened to him?

Darn Squirrels! They are adorable, but too smart.

Rambling Woods said...

You captured the beautiful feather colors perfectly... Lol... The squirrel earned those seeds.... Lol.... Michelle

Gemma Wiseman said...

Adore how your squirrel features at the end of your photos. He always finds a way to be there. He's so cute. And adore the wing spread of the grackle. Certainly a showy display.

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots, Karen. May I be so bold as to point out that the correct name is Rose-breasted Grosbeak not Red-breasted Grosbeak.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, awesome pictures as usual♡♡♡ Especially I'n facilitated with the one of the Grackle (^_^)v

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Pat said...

Magnificent-looking Grackle!

Stephanie said...

I don't think I have seen a Crackle bird before. All wonderful images!