Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rosy-pics from Polly Wren

Hmmmmmmmm... Perhaps I should by less bird-seed and invest in some paint! Oh my...

Do click on these pictures, they look so much better 'imbiggened'.

The Rosies 'stage' on my roof. They start in the huge trees around the yard and come in long ribbons to the phone wires and finally land in one of 3-4 places I spread seed.

This is one spot they like. In amongst the pink you can see a few yellow omni-browed Evening Grosbeaks. While they let ya walk right up to them, I don't think they like the noise camera's make when snapping photos or moving lenses.

I messed-up the one up trying to enlarge and center it here...but it still looks good, when you click to enlarge.

Here are a couple more: seems to have been an inordinate number of blacks this time. Lucky me! I'm sure you can see all three species: Brown-capped, Gray-crowned and Black. The grays include several Hepburn's, too.

Polly was on her way to the store and stopped by on a lark... without her bins! And with glasses that automatically get very dark outside...she couldn't see what she was shooting. I'd say she got some pretty impressive photos!

I just noticed; did Polly Wren get one of each on the roof peak? Is that, left to right, a Black Rosy-Finch, a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch and a Brown-capped Rosy-Finch? Too cool...

Just look at that pink! Surely you can see why I call them Pink-butts! I just love these birds...

I think we both like the last one here the best
...if only because it's so hard to get one alone!

All photos in this piece are by my friend & neighbor (the one who has all the Pinyon Jays!) Polly Wren Neldner. Polly Wren shares many of her wonderful photos here.

Do visit her page...she has even more Rosy pics.
Thanks so much, Polly!!!


Bosque Bill said...

I always enjoy the posts about your Rosies and, as you say, Polly's photos are very cool.

Carol said...

I love the last picture. I've had the same problem..I wonder if the lens looks like a big snake eye or something.

John (Tucker) said...

That would be a lifer for me. Clearly I need to get out to Colorado. Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I am just amazed at all your Rosies. They are so cute. I can just imagine how much bird seed you go thru. Awesome photos.

Beverly said...

These comments were e-mailed to me, but I thought Polly Wren would like to see them:

Nice photo. Wish you weren't so far away, but if I ever get down that way, I'll be in touch.
David, Boulder

The Pictures are wonderful. Norma

Amazing photo! Thanks for sharing it. What a flock!

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS!! Thank you for sharing! I absolutely LOVE reading your reports! You have a way of making someone feel as if they are right there seeing all your beautiful feathered friends!
Angie, Denver

Beverly: I just spent some time looking at your blog and the great pictures taken by your neighbor, Polly Wren (great name!) and enjoyed them very much. A friend and I are planning to leave Wichita early on Friday the 18th of February. With your permission we hope to come to your place early in the morning of Saturday, February 19th. Hopefully the finches will still be around. I will call you on the evening before we leave Wichita. I am very impressed with the enthusiasm you have for the birds---it is great! Jay