Saturday, 2 May 2015

More birds: Rose-breasted Grosbeak!

It's wonderful seeing the birds return. I always forget the chronology. That's why I post my reports!

I was expecting the Rose-breasted grosbeaks and hadn't seen them. Sure enough, last year it was May 5th.

I spotted the Mrs. today, May 2nd! She's tricky, as her colours are more subdued! She fooled me before, I had to ask for help two years ago, but I have her now! The first photo is through the window.

Here is Mr. for reference, as well as a couple of other better photos of Mrs.!
Rose-breasted juvenile (male)
transitioning to male colours







Wood duck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I snuck up on the Wood duck down at the frog pond. He's so shy! I hope he likes the new nesting box.
This is the best photo I've gotten of MY Wood duck!
This was last Spring, on the pond
My Vancouver, Stanley Park, Wood duck photo
S.C. #72

15 comments:

Debbie said...

ooooo, those boys are just beautiful!!! everyone is seeing them, i know they are here in new jersey but i have not received a visit. fingers crossed!!!

DeniseinVA said...

Enjoyed your post and the lovely birds.

eileeninmd said...

Hello jen, I love the Grosbeaks. I saw my first ones last night.. It is awesome you have the wood ducks in your frog pond. Great post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

they're wonderful. didn't see any this winter on migration.

William Kendall said...

Those birds are pretty!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely photos of the birds! The males are so colourful, but the females are pretty in their own way.

Adam Jones said...

The male Grosbeaks are so nice.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm sooo envious! Thank you for the lovely bird pictures...both the grosbeak and the wood duck are on my wish list.

Red said...

I'm glad you have rose breasted grosbeaks. I haven't seen one here for more than thirty yeas.

Gill - That British Woman said...

this birdie is featured on my Wild Birds Unlimited calendar this month! I was just saying to dh how lovely it looked.

Lea said...

The Grosbeaks come south and spend the winter with us. Great photos!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Life is truly burgeoning now!!! Hoorah. YAM xx

Marie C said...

Great that you keep a journal each year! I'm sure it helps. Love the grosbeaks and the wood ducks!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Grosbeaks are yet another birdie I can't remember ever seeing. Thanks for sharing!
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Margaret Adamson said...

That male Goshawk is a beautiful bird as are the Wood ducks