Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Guess who came for dinner.....

I look forward to the rose-breasted grosbeaks' visits in the spring. I saw one briefly Monday. He was eyeing the feeding station, so I figured he'd be back, and hoped I'd see him. Sure enough, he was back yesterday at dinnertime.

Just posing...

Trying the nut cake...he loved it!

A litle safflower from the squirrel buster....

Now one more glamour shot in the dogwood tree.....

At Backyard Boutique - Still getting artists interested in the Gallery at Backyard Boutique...It's looking good.

24 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wonder photos of a handsome bird. I have a couple visiting here, two males and one female.

I've been looking at your seed/nut block. Can I ask about that? What happens when it gets wet, is there a chance of mold?
Marnie

The Birdlady said...

Thanks -
That is a wonderful product! Wet doesn't bother it - it's held together with some sort of gelatine. It doesn't stay around long enough to even think if spoiling! I have a nice feeder from my hardware supplier that has screen around it to keep the blackbirds from gobbling it, but I felt bad for the red belly and brown thrashers, so I decided to just let the grackles have some. It comes in safflower as well. Here's their site - it's not on my online store, because they don't drop ship....If nobody in your area has it and you want some, let me know if you would be willing to spring for a case at the time, I would send it to you.
http://www.mrbird.com/

Bird Girl said...

He is spectacular - and I only see him once a year in May, also - great pictures, Helen!

Tina said...

Beautiful shots of this wonderful bird!!

Eve said...

A wonderful visitor Helen! I wish the birds would find my nut cake!! I think there must be something wrong...too much rain?

June said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Jayne said...

I've yet to see one here Helen. Wonderful photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures of this beautiful bird.
Blessings,Ruth

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs of this handsome guy. I think ours may have gone...haven't seen one since Saturday. Enjoy them.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Helen, thank you, I may have found a dealer here. I have a 'cage' meant to go round a tube feeder that might work if the blackbirds get too annoying. After work I'm on my way to look at them.
Marnie

Shellmo said...

he is making sure to show you all his good sides! Wonderful photos!

Roy said...

Those Grosbeaks are lovely birds Helen, such a contrast in colouring.

Denise said...

He's wonderful. I've never seen one around here.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's a beautiful bird. It's the purest sign that spring is here. Of course it's summer in Florida.

Nick S said...

Lovely stuff Helen. I love those guys.

T and S said...

Nice images of this beautiful bird, the first and last images are my pick from this series.

a passion 'n frames said...

such a cute bird... soo colorful and fun to watch I bet... nothing like spring!!

Babooshka said...

Another new bird to my list I won't get here. Wonderful.

JuneMoonToon said...

All your bird photos are wonderful. A couple of them bout made my heart skip a beat or two! Besides children, I think birds are my favorite subject to photograph. Thanks for sharing.

holdingmoments said...

I've just looked through some of your pictures, and they are stunning. Such a rich variety of birds you have there. Beautiful.

Willard said...

I'm glad you got photos of the grosbeak. I got my first decent ones last evening, but it was so far away that I had to use the 500mm with 1.4X and then crop the photo severely. They are beautiful birds.

Tabib said...

What a handsome guess!
Beautiful bird photos.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Excellent shot. How cool to see something other than sparrows in your yard. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my yard. :-)

jalynn01 said...

I'm finally finding time to visit blogs after the big WV trip and all the editing and posting that went with that! I have this handsome fella in my yard too.. So far 4 pairs. They do nest here but I haven't found where yet! Isn't Spring so exciting? Everyday something new seems to show it's face for a second.