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 roof...to 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.
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!!!