Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Pine Sisken and Friends Of The Vermilon River. A Post To MWT and WBW.

The morning sky as well as the weatherman promised a bit of sun for today, and the weatherman was right on.

After the pink grey passed, the sky turned gold which reflected off the cloud.  

The brighter weather brought us a bit of luck with an opportunity to get some close ups of this Pine Sisken who elected to flock with the Redpolls. I've seen them this year on the west side of the river, but never close up. If you look closely at his tail you'll see yellow flashes. 

Pine Sisken

Pine Sisken

Pine Sisken.

Blue Jay.

Blue Jay.

Female Pine Grosbeak.

Female Pine Grosbeak with Male in the background.

Female Pine Grosbeak.

Female Redpoll

Male Redpoll

Female Redpoll

Puffed up Mourning Dove.

Sleepy Mourning Dove

At long last some peace to grab a short little nap!! A post to MWT @ http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/ and WBW @ http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/  Click on an image for the slide show. The bottom photo is one I missed on the initial setup.
One Female Pine Grosbeak watching another take off.

50 comments:

  1. The Pine grosbeaks are such fine looking birds. I like that bottom shot of the two.
    nellie

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  2. They are all wonderful birds to see Gary.
    I really like the Grosbeaks they are so colourful.. lovely images.

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  3. I love the Grosbeaks, they are superb.

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  4. love those grosbeaks. we've not had the pine siskins here this winter like we did last year. but the goldfinches have stayed this year for the first time...

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  5. Guess we're all quite smitten with the grosbeaks!! (So THAT's where the Pine Siskins went last winter! TX of all places! They were missed at the feeders in the NE!)

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  6. Birds I don't know - lovely to see.

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  7. Pine Siskin are beautiful what a lovely little bird.

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  8. Wonderful photographs.

    Regards and best wishes

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  9. The Pine Sisken is so beautiful. It also looks cute would like to keep it but it is a wild bird which needs it freedom. Great shots.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. The gold and red colors of the birds are lovely, and great skillful captures!

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  11. Gary, you are doing such a great work with your bird shots!!!
    Fabulous photos :)

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  12. Love the shots of the pine siskins!

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  13. I always love your bird shots, Gary, and,yes, the Grosbeaks are a favorite of mine, too. Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  14. It looks like a beautiful day and I know you were glad to have some light. Great shots of the sky and birds.

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  15. Amazing bird pictures, as always, Gary. Keep shooting those birds, but only with your camera please!

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  16. . . . it looks like spring, but we have -10°C :). in your pics i can see the cold!

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  17. Wow, absolutely beautiful series of birds!
    I somehow lost your blog.. so I havent been writing for a while.. I hope I do not loose it again!
    Many greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  18. Your pine grosbeak is superb and I would love to see it! Magnificent shots once again, and the scenery are superb too!

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  19. Lovely birds and snowy scenery. Only rain here this winter!

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  20. Gorgeous bird pictures Gary!
    I love them.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  21. The Pine Sisken is such a sweet little bird, but my favorite is definitly the colorful Grosbeak. Love your series.

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  22. A nice series. I like the shots with the blurred out background which brings your attention soley to the bird.

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  23. Great photos of the morning sky and all the birds are beautiful.

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  24. I totally agree Gary, This collection must be clicked on to see the slide show. Just magnificent. Your Grosbeaks are perfect!

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  25. Great shot of the sleeping dove.

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  26. The pine siskins are really sweet, Gary, and I always love bluejays, but I agree with Grace: The dove with its head tucked down is wonderful.
    K

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  27. Gorgeous birds and photos, the Grosbeaks and redpolls are my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. As always Gary this is a wonderful series!
    I love that last one of the Grosbeak taking off!

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  29. Nice group of avian fauna Gary! Love those Pine Grosbeaks!

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  30. I really enjoyed seeing your feathered friends!

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  31. Excellant shots of your winter birds. I love the pinesiskins, and have never had Redpolls here.
    B.

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  32. Sweet little birds, beautiful images.

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  33. Nice images, Gary. I really like that pine grosbeak.

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  34. Superb set of beautiful birds Gary.

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  35. a lovely series of photographs Gary; especially like those pine grosbeaks.

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  36. Hi there - very nice set of pictures - I'm glad you added the last one as well - I like it!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  37. These are all so fabulous, Gary -- but I love the female grosbeak captures. Such a pretty little lady!

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  38. The gold reflection is beautiful...makes me realize what a beautiful day you had for your hike. I love all your birds and it is especially wonderful that you help us to realize how even the little "LBJs" are absolutely beautiful in their own right! (I do know they're not just little brown jobs, but pine siskins!)

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  39. Hi very nice picture of the the beautiful birds.
    Thanks fore your visit in my blogg www.lapplandnature.blogspot.com !

    Maria

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  40. Very nice photos. I especially like the pine Grosbeaks and the redpolls.

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  41. Hi Gary from top to bottom, all of the entries are grand! Stay warm...a pat for Boomer~

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  42. I love the pine siskins...we have lots of them as they have come from the interior where the forest is dying from pine beetle. You certainly have some nice bird shots ...thanks for sharing them.

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  43. Hi, Great and cute, cute, cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Beautiful sun and the birds are cute..great work

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