Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ABC Wednesday - G is Grosbeak

We recently vacationed for a few days with both "our families!"  This would be our daughter and son-in-law and their children and our son and daughter-in-law and their children.  All-in-all, there were twelve of us... and did we have GREAT fun!

We stayed in a wonderful (modern) "log cabin" in the woods.  There were birds all around, with bird feeders hanging from the main floor deck.  We saw our "usual" black-capped chickadees, nuthatches, goldfinches, (flocks of?) ruby throated hummingbirds, Baltimore Orioles, and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, etc.

Imagine my surprise, when the first birds I spotted and photographed were the birds below!!  "What?" I wondered.

Guess what!  These are immature male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks!!  (The first clue that they were Grosbeaks was their bills.  Take a Gander!)



This is also an immature male Rose Breasted Grosbeak ... further along in his development.  I also was able to take this photo.

The following photo was borrowed from an internet search.  The photographer was identified as Gary Tyson.

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"Keep an eye out!"  You may also spot an elusive immature Rose Breasted Grosbeak!

Watchfully yours,
SG

6 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

How wonderful such trips and company are, I am glad to read that you had lots of fun.

I love birds so you've treated me with the photo's, thank you


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Trubes said...

What pretty birds and lovely pictures too.
Great fun to holiday in a log cabin,
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Shady Gardener said...

Melody, I am glad you are also fond of birds! This was a learning experience... Perhaps it has been for you, as well?

Shady Gardener said...

Di, Sharing this part of our vacation was a pleasure! Perhaps more will show up as the alphabet progresses!

Roger Owen Green said...

What a pretty bird!

ROG, ABCW

Patsi said...

Great captures ! Now that's a different bird for me...pretty.