Monday, April 29, 2013

They are back


The Rose Breasted Grosbeak are back in town. They arrived a little over a week ago but I have been unable to take pictures because they are very shy in nature. These photos were taken as I stood high on a stool at the kitchen window.
Just like other species of birds they have their own dining time and after you get the time down, you can catch them at the feeder. 
They usually stick around until the weather gets too warm for them. I am so very happy that they have not forgotten where we live. I usually start feeding only safflower seeds this time of year but that seed is really too small for those magnificent beaks so I will continue to put out sunflower until they continue on their journey. 
The Kitty Justice is I think it is wonderful that we are a stop over for these Pretty Birds. I do believe their outfits lend them to be going to a fancy ball. Could it be the Swan Ball at Cheekwood? If so no other males will be as handsome. 

5 comments:

mississippi artist said...

I have never seen any of these in our area. This year I have however seen lots of birds I have not seen before-and friends have commented the same. Wonder what is going on?Anyway I would not mind at all if one of these dapper fellows visited.

Changes in the wind said...

They are so pretty:) Love that bright red..

Jackie said...

Love feeding our birds, my friend.
I haven't seen this one at our home; how blessed you are that they are at yours. They are beautiful...

Betsy Adams said...

Ah Shucks... Haven't seen them up here this year.. Guess it's been too cold for them... Hope we do see them this year. Beautiful birds.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lady Di Tn said...

MA
I think they travel a little on the northern side of where you live. I love the term dapper. Peace

Monica
Glad you enjoyed them. I just love to sit and watch them. They are argumentative over the seeds. Peace

Jackie
Thanks. Each year the first sighting is a true joy because for awhile we had evening Grosbeaks but they have not stopped by in years so we are happy that we are still on the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks stop. Peace

BA
I bet you will see a few soon. We are about as high as you so you will need to warm up a bit yet. Peace