Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Just Passing Through

Every spring, a few of my favourite birds spend a couple of days at the feeders before they go off to their nesting grounds.
 
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 
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39 comments:

eileeninmd said...

They are one of my favorite birds. Great shots of the Grosbeak! Enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

soooooo exciting!! i have heard they are here but i have not seen one!!!!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird and superb captures as always, Karen!! A beautiful way to start my day! Thank you!!

Muffie said...

That's one gorgeous bird. Too bad they don't stay!

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful shots! we only see them occasionally in winter.

RedPat said...

I've never seen one! He's handsome! ;-)

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley bird and great photos ,Nette

Nancy J said...

Stunning, super focus, and I wonder if he knew you were there?

Pamela Gordon said...

These grosbeaks are so pretty and I've never ever seen one. Nice captures Karen.

Adam Jones said...

That's a stunningly bright red chest. Lovely bird and very nice images too.

Jo said...

Oh my heart did a somersault when I saw these images, Karen. Beautiful! Have a great day. Jo

Linda W. said...

Great photos of a cute bird! I like the red spot on his chest.

Frank said...

Gorgeous shots Karen.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh I never see these- very pretty!

Silver Parrot said...

Beautiful birds - love that pop of cherry red!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This one is SO on my wish list. Maybe I will be lucky some day. Meanwhile, I have your beautiful picture.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning visitors. Thank you for sharing the joy.

Michelle said...

I love seeing the Grosbeaks.

David Gascoigne said...

Ironically, Rose-breasted Grosbeak is the only species I have ever witnessed being taken by a Peregrine Falcon. It's a stunning sight but you can't help feeling just a little sorry for the prey species.

Stephanie said...

Pretty bird!

Dianne said...

he's such a little treasure with that brighter than bright red-breast. beautiful captures Karen.

Phil Slade said...

I think the "rose" part of the name rather undersells the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. It is such an intense colour that Iwish I could think of a olour which more adequately describes it - if only for my own use.

A Quiet Corner said...

Hey, his cousin is at my house...LOL! Great close-ups, Karen...:)JP

Louisette said...

Woof wonderfull captures,love much, greeting from Belgium

Louisette golden retriever said...

Same fotos my golden here but no so beautifull as yours fotos

Andy said...

Very good capture of the Grosbeak.

Magia da Inês said...

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Passei para uma visita.
Suas fotos estão cada vez mais lindas!!!
Amei a primeira foto, que encanto!!!

Ótimo dia!
Beijinhos.
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Rajesh said...

Very cute bird.

Kevin and Janet Shaw Seizethedayrvadventures said...

sweet bird! :)

Lisa Gordon said...

What a sweet little one, Karen!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely visitors!

EG CameraGirl said...

I've only seen these birds from a distance!

Chris Rohrer said...

Grosbeaks are stunners. Glad they visit your feeders! You are very fortunate!

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Wonderful pictures.

Dogloverlol said...

I just love the rose breasted grosbeak.🐾🐾😋

Les... said...

Terrific portraits of a very interesting bird *VBS*

HOOTIN ANNI said...

so so pretty!!!

Stewart M said...

Wow! What a great looking bird!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gail Dixon said...

You lucky girl! Amazing shots. We only had one stop by a couple years ago and haven't seen him since.