Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks!

Oh, man. I'm sure plenty of people with sharper eyes than mine will notice that I took these through a window with a point-and-shoot camera, but I'm pretty darned pleased with them. Because these are MY birds--at my feeder on my balcony of my apartment in Ithaca. My whole spirit has been soaring today. The birds are back in droves and I feel a wave of happiness that is overpowering.

I had one Rose-breasted Grosbeak photo on my "gallery" before these. If you check it out, you're guaranteed to laugh--it may be the worst Rose-breasted Grosbeak photo ever taken.


  1. Nice pics! Grosbeaks are the coolest. Sometimes we have Black-Headed Grosbeaks down here in Flagstaff, AZ. I wasn't lucky enough to have a camera handy when one visited my feeder, though.

  2. Wow, that is one great photo, and a great beautiful grosbeak.

    Can I show you mine? Right now a couple of evening grosbeaks have been showing up. and if you check out the "Birdies" set, there's the yellow-rumped warbler at my feeder/on the deck. I love him. He comes and sings before eating... what's not to love?!


  3. I'm wondering if I can use one of your photos for a Birding Brochure I'm putting together for the Greater Morgantown (WV) CVB? I'll be happy to mail you a final once it is printed and/or send you a digital file once approved. Please let me know at your earliest convenience.