Friday, August 14, 2009

My Grosbeak friend

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
and never stops at all.
-
Emily Dickenson



15 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

I have only seen this bird one time. What a thrill.
Patsy

A New England Life said...

Do you think it's a young bird?

It's been a while since I've seen a red breasted grosbeak, but it's always a pleasure : )

Sharon

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is adorable. I love this poem. Take care, SUZ

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, I love the Grosbeaks... SUCH gorgeous birds. I hope they migrate through our area again next Spring.

Love,
Bets

Leedra said...

Love the bright color patch.

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The Retired One said...

She's a beauty. I wonder if they are grouping up already to go south?? I only see them in the spring and fall here when they pass through...

Beautiful Creation said...

I love this kind of bird. They passed through our yard last year. Stayed for about 2 weeks. This year, they only stayed for one day. Thanks for sharing your photo!

Sue said...

We were thrilled to see our resident Grosbeak couple bring their four (!!) youngsters to the feeders last week. I just love em!

Chris Petrak said...

Youngster is on his way to getting his drop-dead gorgeousness - aren't they great?!

Deborah Godin said...

Great shot of such a well-named bird: a pretty rosy breast and a beak that's very gros!

Cindy said...

Beautiful little bird. Have a wonderful week.

KathyB. said...

Grosbeaks are really the "showgirls" of our bird feeders. We get 2 varieties and they are so colorful , adding an exotic appearance to our place. We seem to get them all year round now, probably because i keep our feeders full of black-oil sunflower seeds. I have never been able to capture them photographically , great pics Shelley!

Mildred said...

That is absolutely beautiful Shelley.

Tina said...

I think that is my favorite verse..I read that last year and fell in love with that thought...love your grosbeak and the color of your feeder really makes him pop!!!

Q said...

He is so beautiful!
I have them stop by in April. They only stay a few weeks before heading North. Nice photograph.
Sherry