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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Capturing Elusive Birds

I have not had the best luck obtaining photos of some of the birds that visit my yard.  My luck runs like this:  I see the bird; I watch the bird; I think "Oh, I should get my camera."; I watch the bird some more;  I get my camera; the bird is gone by the time I get back with camera in hand.

Yesterday, my luck changed.  The camera was easy to grab.  The bird was absorbed at the feeder and didn't startle when I opened the screen door.  I capture this shot and several more.  It was a rose-breasted grosbeak.


 I think he's quite proud of that rose spot.  He never turned his back on me.


 When the grosbeak left, the towhee showed but only to have the one photo taken then he was gone.  He has become a frequent visitor checking out the tasty morsels under the hostas every day.
Joining World Bird Wednesday.

6 comments:

Patricia said...

I just love seeing such colorful birds. That first one looked like he was posing for you!

Debbie said...

We have had grosbeaks and orioles coming in now too, your pics are awesome!

Marcia said...

I think you're right. He was posing because he stayed and stayed.

Marcia said...

No orioles here though its our state bird. My daughter in NH has them. I don't know how long the grosbeak will stay. I've only seen the one.

Gary said...

Great sightings!! Boom and Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful visitors to your feeder!

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