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More Female Pine Grosbeaks

it is interesting to approach the berry trees with no sight of a Pine Grosbeak, but quickly they come to the tree in twos and threes. it feels magical, how they start showing up. I only had a half-hour but took the time specifically to see and photograph the birds. In this time period I saw only the females but was able to get very close.

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9 responses

  1. Really amazing action shots, I love the detail you captured.

    November 16, 2014 at 12:13 am

  2. Too beautiful – no words.

    November 16, 2014 at 4:10 am

  3. Butch Villeneuve

    good job my friend, cute little birds. Take Care Butch Villeneuve

    Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:45:39 +0000 To: butch_vill@hotmail.com

    November 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

  4. Thank you everyone, for your feedback.

    November 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm

  5. What awesome shots these are! I particularly like the one where the bird is curved into a circle! Just fab.

    November 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    • Thanks for the compliment-so glad that you like them.

      November 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  6. I just read where Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in your area were getting drunk on berries and drunk tanks were set up for their recovery. I found that interesting. How about Pine Grosbeaks, do they have the same problem? I also read the liver of the Rose-breasted is larger than most birds to help them with processing the ethanol.

    November 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    • I heard something about that on the radio a couple of days ago, and yes, the Pine Grosbeaks are on the list along with the Bohemian Waxwings. I haven’t observed them to see if they are falling out of the trees (they can) or flying into things.Apparently once the birds can walk a straight line they are let go. It will be interesting to see which ones keep going back for more, or if they stay away.Hope to get to the park today and spot some birds.

      November 23, 2014 at 9:37 am

      • They go back for more. I have a Mulberry tree behind me and I have seen squirrels fall out of the tree, and even drunk they go right back up the tree. Birds too will go to a shrub, “rest” and fly right back. Apparently
        , they like alcohol as much as people.

        November 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

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