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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - the Dandy



Rose-breasted Grosbeak Male- spotted this dandy with his rosy cravat at my neighbor's "squirrel" feeder.  In contrast, the females and juveniles are brown striped. I think I got a couple of not so good photos of them as well, but decided not to post and let this one take center stage.  


Blurred because they're quite camera wary, but you can see his fabulous rosy breast.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday .

19 comments:

Pieni Lintu said...

That's very pretty bird!!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful looking bird! I'd love to see one.

I dont think it matters that you may not be able to tell a duck from a grebe - as far as I am concerned it only matters that you look and say "I wonder what that is" - thats why my blogs are called what they are!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Faye, I love these birds, they are one of my favorites. I seemed to have missed them passing thru this year. Great shots.

Lola said...

Many thanks for the visit and lovely comments, Faye!

Yes, the English countryside is very beautiful, especially the New Forest – the setting of my latest thriller, ‘Retribution’. If you liked the Lake District area of the UK (phew! what a walk you had!), you'll love this region too!

And, as I mentioned here in an earlier post , all proceeds from the sale of my novels go to Cudeca, a cancer hospice serving the local area which badly needs help in Spain’s economic crisis.

If you do decide to get ‘Retribution’ on Amazon.com, do let me know if the photos help with “being there” in the drama and seeing things through the characters’ eyes!

Hope you're having a lovely week!

PS I also taught English to adults many years ago - before I became engrossed in crime fiction writing!

Arija said...

What a showy little fellow! I like his red bib.

Carole M. said...

Faye hi! He's absolutely adorable

Gary said...

Handsome fellow!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jan n Jer said...

Nice capture Faye!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful wonderful!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i've only gotten to see one here - passing thru one spring. really beautiful!

Sharon Wagner said...

He is a dandy alright.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, now you show me something new. Can´t remember seeing this bird before. It looks good!


Glad you like what I do. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Really pretty. I never see them here.

Brian King said...

Lots of people seem to have the grosbeaks, but we've never had them here. It's been a long time since I've seen one.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's a handsome fellow!

Dianne said...

Wonderful captures of this gorgeous little feathered friend.

Wally Jones said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Grosbeak!
We only get to see them briefly as they migrate through Florida.

Genie Robinson said...

Just look at that beautiful red...what a gorgeous specimen. So pretty. genie

HansHB said...

Great photowork!