Saturday, May 20, 2017

Spring In My Yard

I always look forward to seeing the return of two very special birds that visit my feeders in the spring.
 
They don't stay long, just grabbing a nibble on the way to their summer homes. 
 
 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)


 
Baltimore Orioles


Juvenile
 

Male


And, I always enjoy the flowering of my Aquilegia Canadensis.
(Canadian Columbine)
 

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25 comments:

Lea said...

We get to see the Grosbeaks for a little while as they migrate, too Love the Columbine!
Have a great week-end!

Elephant's Child said...

Feathered enchantment that I will never see for myself. Thank you.
And yes, I do love columbines. In all their incarnations.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds.

Margaret Adamson said...

Two gorgeous looking birds o have around your garden adn feeders. Have a happy weekend.

Andy said...

I like the very colourful birds that are attracted to the feeders.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Grosbeak and the Oriole are both beautiful birds . I did get to see one Grosbeak last week for a short time! Great yard visitors and photos! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

David Gascoigne said...

Pretty welcome visitors, huh?

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots! What kind of feeder is that in the second shot?

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) Oh my! What spectacular colours these birds have, and you took great captures of them. Lucky you to see them in your garden!

Lisa Gordon said...

Your feathered friends are just adorable, Karen!
It looks like you are having a wonderful spring.
Have a great weekend!

The Furry Gnome said...

Amazing pictures!

Jim said...

It's great when spring has sprung.
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Klara said...

gorgeous birds.

Lady Fi said...

Beautiful bird shots.

Phil Slade said...

Two wonderful birds to have in your garden Karen.

Andrea said...

Your birds are so colorful. We have orioles too, but it is bigger and almost fully yellow-bodied. They have wonderful shouts.

NatureFootstep said...

love your garden guests :) And Columbine is a favorite flower :)

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous birds at your feeder and lovely photography ~ thanks,

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful Spring visitors. I have never seen a rose-breasted Grosbeak in real life -- maybe someday I will be lucky! Beautiful Columbine.... I am more used to the blue ones (they are Colorado's State flower and we usually see them when we visit our family there)... but I love the Canadian one ... even more colorful.

Frank Boxell said...

Lovely visitors.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful birds at your feeder this month, Karen! I enjoyed seeing the Canadian Columbine since we see Colorado style Columbine here.

Debbie said...

Two gorgeous looking birds, I don't see them at my feeders. I had an oriole one winter, but that one was the only one I have ever hosted. Beautiful columbine!!

Chris Rohrer said...

I love migration!!!! You lucky birder!

Rambling Woods said...

Yes, I too love these birds and these are great photos Karen...Michelle

Lowcarb team member said...

Such beautiful photographs ...

All the best Jan