Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday - Evening Grosbeak

This week was a very lucky week for me!
2 new lifers!!!

The above picture is my first sighting,
major happy dance for me.
Turns out it was a mom and a baby, I saw her feeding him a little later.

A lovely male, older juvenile I would guess?

Pretty little female.

And the baby, the feathers on the top of his head are so poofed up, a cute little pompadore!
At one point later in the day I counted 5 of these new visitors,
hopefully they'll keep coming cause there is always food at the table here.

I've also had both Evening and Black Headed Grosbeak at my feeder which I guess is a little unusual.

My second new bird this week,
A Eurasian Collared Dove.

I also had this surprise visitor, only the second time I've seen them come through out yard.
He came down our driveway went right by the feeders and jumped over in to the neighboring yard.



  1. They are such beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Love the poofed up do on the baby. So cute! Visiting from WBW.

  3. Lots of nice photos of the birds! I don't think we have the first one here in my country Sweden, but the dove have visited us too!
    Greetings Pia

  4. Great series of yardbirds. The grosbeaks are one my favorites, wonderful photos.

  5. Hi Kristi,
    Beautiful shots of the birds and the deer. Oh how I miss watching the birds and wildlife since I have moved into the city. Although at work today I had a rare opportunity to be working in front of a 4th floor window and I saw a beautiful Hawk flying close by with a small animal in it's clutches. I was shocked and amazed at the same time. It's a shame that I did not have a camera.

  6. Lovely visitors you have!

  7. Great photos of the birds and the deer walking through the yard would be a surprise.

  8. I really like the grosbeaks, but the deer is my favourite of your series.

  9. Superb images of your lovely wildlife..

  10. I was missing my WBW post! I love your little visitors!!!

  11. Hi there - the range of finches you guys get around your feeders is remarkable! Nice pictures.

    Thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Australia

  12. You had some very nice visitors.