Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Young Beak

We have two young male rose-breasted grosbeaks visiting our feeders this year.
In the past a lone male stopped by at the feeder once per season. He ate for about 10 minutes then flew off for parts unknown.
This summer the adult male was by once or twice and then a female came by a few times in July.
Last week this fellow and his brother became regular customers.
It's quite a treat. We're hoping they like our hospitality so much they'll come back every year.


Here's little beaky in profile.

17 comments:

MizFit said...

I hope you take this in the manner it is intended...long time reader but rarely comment.

I love dropping by here as for me it PUTS THE BREAKS ON MY MORNING.

causes me to STOP and think and just BE.

your posts of few words with their pictures sprinkled in are far more powerful than many of the longer (waves hand) rambling blog entries out there.


M.

Leah J. Utas said...

Mizfit, you've made my day. I'm so touched that you find my posts powerful and that they give you a bit of peace. What wonderful words.
Thanks so much, and thank you for coming by and reading me.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Echoing mizfit here..

It's a really nice calm peaceful feeling to come here and it's always a welcome stop on the "rounds".

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, thank you so much. I'm beginning to feel as though I've truly accomplished something here.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Mizfit and Crabby are absolutely right.

Having said that, I must ask, how do you tell the boy birds from the girl birds?

Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - You are so lucky!! Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at your feeder?! I've only seen them once or twice, but they are so pretty, and their song is sort of like a robin's, but after the robin has had singing lessons!
And I echo all the other commenters - love the calmness of your blog. (Also love your occasional rants!)

Leah J. Utas said...

dfTerrie - Thanks so much. Boy rose-breasted grosbeaks are the pretty ones. The females are brown and grayish/white with a streak above the eye. The adult males are dressed quite formally in black and white with a splotch of red on the breast. This juvie had his splotch, but the rest of his coloring hadn't set yet.

dfBag Lady - Thanks for kind echoes. Yes we are lucky to have these birds accept our hospitality.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Thanks for the explanation. I'm such a city girl!

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

dfTerrie- You're welcome.

Mark Salinas said...

I swear the birds at our readers are up to something....yours look so pleasant. Hmmm... :)

Leah J. Utas said...

I try not to let the pleasant look fool me, Mark.

Reb said...

beautiful Leah. Echo Mizfit!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Reb.

Hilary said...

Mizfit nailed it. I agree whole-heartedly. Lovely, as always.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Hilary.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, how beautiful! That's wonderful you have such delightful guests at your feeders. )

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello TL, I'm so happy the young fellow stayed around so long.