Sunday, April 26, 2009

Michigan's State Bird

A Robin Redbreast in a cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.

~William Blake, Auguries of Innocence



21 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So Mr. Robin is your state bird??.... Ours is a Mockingbird---the one ordinary bird around here that I have NEVER seen... HA HA...

Hope you had/have a safe trip home.

Hugs,
Betsy

basketsnprims said...

Love that photo, Shell. I've finally been seeing a few robins.
Pam

Busy Bee Suz said...

Such a cutie pie. :)

Mildred said...

Beautiful photo Shelley. The detail is just amazing. Hope you had a nice weekend.

Cedar ... said...

the robins arrived and have been singing their "cheer up, cheer up" song!

jeannette stgermain said...

great pic - robin looks so cute!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

You always have the most beautiful pictures. I love the "Robin". We have been seeing lots of robins and cardinals...the hummingbirds should be arriving soon!
:)Ginger

rossel said...

Nice picture of robin. All of your pictures are great indeed. Our national bird here in the Philippines is Eagle.

Have a nice day!

Judy said...

Great picture. I always seem to take a picture of a Robin. When we see the first one after a long winter we know Spring is here.

Tricia said...

You really capture beautiful & clear photos! Great shot

Deb said...

Michigan, like it's Stage bird is absolutely gorgeous :-)

Shellmo said...

Betsy - I hope you see a mocking bird soon! LOL~!

Pam - I think Spring has finally arrived! My yard was filled w/ Robins this past weekend!

Busy Bee - The Robin says "thank you" :-0

Mildred - thank you! Im loving my new camera lens!

Cedar - I'm so happy to listen to their songs!

Jeannette - thank you very much!

Ginger - I'm hoping that I can finally get hummingbirds this year! Wish me luck!

Rossel - the eagle is one of my favorites! Thank you for stopping by - I am going to come visit you!!

Judy - I am so ready for Spring! This was a long winter!

Tricia - thanks so much!

Deb - I think so too! :)

Q said...

The Robin has a lovely song. He sings first in the mornings and last in the evenings.
Lovely photograph.
Sherry

david mcmahon said...

I remember that Blake couplet from when I was very little.

Lovely shot, too.

bennie and patsy said...

Wht a good photo of your robin.
Patsy

KathyB. said...

We have friends from England who are surprised by the robin in America. Robins in Great Britain are a different bird I gather!

I don't think I take time to appreciate the wonder of the birds I see every day...thanks for the reminder , robins really are pretty, aren't they?

Knatolee said...

He looks a little ticked off!

I woke up at 4:45am today (a rarity for me) and the robin was singing away in the dark.

Heather said...

Your Robin is beautiful. Didn't realize it was the Michigan state bird. (Ohio's state bird is the Cardinal.) Love the quality of the light in this photo - morning or evening light?

Darla said...

Beautiful colors!!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

how did you get such a wonderful shot? We have tons of robins in the yard now, but have not captured one on camera yet...they are kinda skiddish.Have a good day :)

The Retired One said...

It seems like we have more Robins this year than last.
I love spotting them in early spring..gives me hope!
A beautifully captured shot!!

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