Tuesday, May 15, 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Grosbeak

This week a bird I've never seen before and happily he's now a regular visitor to my feeder!!

At first I didn't know what he was
 but when I got a good look at that heavy beak I knew it was some kind of Grosbeak

I excitedly called my sister,
 shot over a photo
 to her and she helped me identify it as a gorgeous Black-Headed Grosbeak!

What a beauty!!

I also spotted this little one on the edge of my raised garden bed,
I've seen this one before but never gotten a good photo.

A lovely White Crowned Sparrow!!

And here's one shaking it's tail feathers,
at first I thought it was a youngster asking to be fed,
but maybe it's a male showing off to the ladies!
I'd love to know for sure???

He stood there for some time shaking the tail feathers and what looked like posing!

A really great bird week for me,
I actually have a few other pictures I got on our Mother's Day visit up north to Big Lake
but I'm going to save those for next week.



  1. Hi Kristi,
    These are two beautiful birds. I enjoy sitting out on the back deck in the late afternoon and just watching the birds getting a meal before they return to thier nests for the night.

  2. Great shots, Kristi! Love the sparrow on the fence...made me laugh!

  3. That grosbeak is really something!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Beautiful birds! You captured them well, love the white crowned sparrow :) /Susanne

  5. Love the Grosbeak, I would be happy too. Great bird.

  6. Great grosbeak sighting and a beautifully photographed series!

  7. A great series of photos. The Grosbeak is especially beautiful.

  8. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

  9. So nice to identify a bird that has become a resident. Nice shots.

  10. These are wonderful photographs Kristi, and what a beautiful little one that White Crowned Sparrow is.
    Those markings are amazing.

  11. Fabulous photos, Kristi! Grosbeaks are such magnificent birds, but I have a soft spot in my heart for the white-crowned sparrow. There seemed to be hundreds in our yard this past winter, but they are now gone. Miss them. Maybe you have some of ours???