Soggy Spring Birds

It just won’t stop raining here!  Everything is sopping wet, including all the birds visiting our feeders.  When we get a big rain, they all seem to come out of the woods(work).  We’ve even had a new visitor here the last few days as well…

This is a male rose-breasted grosbeak, not somebody we see much here.  Last year about this time, we had a couple hang out for a few days, then gone.  There are more this year but they are pretty shy, which explains the not so great photo.  They just won’t land and pose the way the others will.  Hopefully over the next few days they’ll stay around and I can have a better chance with one.

Of course we have the old favorites, Mr. and Mrs. cardinal, the Ohio State bird, they’ll pose for you time and again.

The gold finches are really coming into their own with spring now.  The molting is over and the bright colors of the male really stand out, even during these grey days we’ve been having.

And when you’ve been out in this relentless rain for so long – that’s how you shake a tail feather!!

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One Comment

  1. Debra Keller May 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    very nice Mark!

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