Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wishes do come true


I am linking up with  Green Day and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.

As a birder I had an exciting last couple of days. I posted in my last post about the irruptive birds moving thru the area and everyone should be on the look out for new birds in their yard. 

The excitement started on Thursday, I came home from work and was reading some blogs. I was commenting on Gary's Me, Boomer and the Vermilon river. I loved Gary's Evening Grosbeaks and I commented that I would love to see one in my backyard. It was no more than a minute goes by and I turned my head to look out my window and what do I see three Evening Grosbeaks at my feeders. YAHOO!!


My ever popular feeder looks like a favorite with the Evening Grosbeaks. I have been told that out of the three Grosbeaks I had one female and two immature.  Now for a pretty male to show,  would just make my weekend.


The Evening Grosbeak is a "RARE" sighting in Maryland and I was one of the few birders reporting that they were seen. I have a feeling more sightings will be reported this weekend. I reported my sighting on EBIRD and on my MD listserve, I started getting emails from birders asking if they could stop by to see my Evening Grosbeaks. I am happy to share, I just hope they stick around for awhile or maybe even more will show up.




The view from my window and two of the three Evening Grosbeaks.  Sorry, the chair and curtain are a little in the way. I took the shot from my desk chair at the computer.

Now, I am thinking I can wish for any bird to show up in my yard. I am wishing to see some Common Redpolls  and it would be cool to see a Saw-Whet owl in the woods next to my house. A Bohemian Waxwing would be a cool visitor too.

Another surprise in my yard, the clematis started blooming again. It is one of my favorite plants and look so pretty.




I hope you enjoyed my Evening Grosbeaks and clematis.

To see more beautiful photos and cute critters please visit: Green Day  and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host Fiona of Green Day, Misty Dawn of Camera Critters and to Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin.  Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a very safe and happy weekend.

48 comments:

  1. Tolle Fotos sind das...

    Lieben Gruß und einen Tag voll Glück
    CL

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  2. Que maravilhosa surpresa esse encontro com eles. Lindo e as flores também!1 beijos,ótimo fim de semana,chica

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  3. oh, Lucky you having those Evening Grosbeaks visiting. We used to have them when we lived in the Upper Peninsula. I sure do miss them. They would get quite boisterous when hubby went out in the mornings to fill the feeders. So fun to watch them. Enjoy!

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  4. Good Morning Eileen,

    Lovely photos as always.

    I never seem to see birds that close to our house, maybe it's because the dogs make so much noise and scare them away...
    you are lucky.

    The clematis is such a pretty shade, I would love it.

    Wishing you a great weekend and thank you so much for linking up once again with Green Day at Raindrops and Daisies.

    Take care and I hope you get sunshine (we have it at the moment so I'm heading out for a walk before it goes)!


    x

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  5. What gorgeous little birds! I suppose I'm a bit of a birder too..as you can tell from my blog I'm a little obsessed by them! My favourite is trying to spot the Barn Owls at night, there are quite a few around our house as we live on an old farm with a lot of derelict barns. I seen the Owl twice but most nights I just get to listen to their calls. I'm a newby follower too now :)

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  6. Very, very cool that the evening grosbeak made your wish come true!

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  7. Lindo! Adoro aves e flores. Lindíssimas fotos muito ternurentas, Abraço. Ailime (sinais de esperança)

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  8. LUCKY YOU!! =)
    keep on wishing...i bet they come true too!!

    have a great weekend eileen!!

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  9. About a year ago, I had an Evening Grosbeak show up in my back yard. First time ever for me too. I was pretty excited too. Guess I should post the photo I got. Your Clematis is gorgeous.

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  10. Lovely visitor . . . keep wishing so I can see the next visitors near you . . .

    Redpoles visit me when the temperatures are consistently in the 20's-30's . .. one of my favorites.

    Do you keep a tripod focused through a window to the feeders?

    Bird visitors bring comfort to me . . .

    Happy Birding to you!

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  11. The grosbeak is adorable and what a detailed and beautiful shot of him. The clematis is simply stunning.

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  12. HOW EXCITING to see the Evening Grosbeaks! I have only seen the Rose-breasted ones - and those not very often. Your flower is lovely too :)

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  13. that's awesome! true serendipity! :)

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  14. so, here we go again. your evening grosbeaks look like our changing goldfinches, i can't tell the difference.

    swooning over your clematis, what a thrill to be seeing those now. and that color, gorgeous, might just be my favorite!!

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  15. Great captures- and I love the clematis- bright spots of color!

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  16. What adorable birds - great shots!

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  17. I noticed the same types of little seed eating birds coming around looking for feeders. Guess I should put them out and be extra attentive this year as produce in the wild was scare this year. A lot of animals and birds I think will suffer this winter as a result of lousy fruit and seed products.


    I went collecting acorns over here in Sweden and found only six or seven. I want to bring some over when I visit this next April. Normal the ground is loaded with 10s of 1000s of them and this year I found five under what are usually the most productive trees.


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  18. Lovely birds to have visiting your feeder.

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  19. what a beautiful bird the grosbeak is! I hope you get some waxwings visiting, they're always wonderful to see...

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  20. Lovely shots!!!

    Greets and a nice weekend,

    Gabi

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  21. Wonderful bird photos Eileen...and I agree that clematis blooming is a stunning color!!!

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  22. With Sandy coming up the coast perhaps you will have more unusual sightings. You never know what might blow in.

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  23. Hallo Eileen!I think i am going to buy a feeder !I love waching the birds comming in your yard!Great photos!And your flower looks beautiful!Wish you a lovely weekend!
    DIMI..

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  24. Hi Eileen, I have never been fortunate enough to see a Grosbeak. I sure hope to sometime. You have captured outstanding pictures of the birds and those lovely Clematis. Have a fine Sunday!

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  25. Você mora em um lugar maravilhoso rodeada por pássaros e belezas da natureza.
    Que bom que esse pássaro veio pertinho de você para ser fotografado!
    Assim ganhamos imagens lindas.
    Tenha um feliz domingo!
    beijos
    Zizi

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  26. I've never seen a grosbeak with those colorings. I am glad that you did and photographed them!

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  27. Great shots of the Grosbeaks and the Clematis. Love the color of the flowers, very pretty flower.
    Happy Sunday!

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  28. Eileen,

    Cada vez que venho aqui me encanto mais com suas fotos. Assim como você sou apaixonada pelos pássaros livres.
    Abraços.

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  29. Nice one Eileen, or rather nice three. It just shows the value of keeping well-stocked feeers when birds are on the move and looking for a refuel. Great pics of the Grosbeaks and I look forward to seeing more pics soon. Have a great Sunday.

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  30. The Evening Grosbeaks and your Clematis are all wonderful, lovely sights to find at you own home!

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  31. Wonderful. I used to have them regularly at my feeder when I lived in northern Vermont. I have not seen one since I moved out of the area.

    I hope you fair will with the storm.

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  32. I cannot imagine my clematis now. In fact, it looks a bit ill. I hope it is going to survive. I want a bird feeder like yours. I am still fascinated by it. Would you let me know where you found it? I keep watching the maps and I am fearful you are going to get hammered in the next days. My daughter lives is Still Pond and I can just imagine the Chester River in town flooding again. Their family has homes on the water that totally flooded in the last big flood. So much was destroyed. My daughter will just get wind, rains, and ancient trees falling. Keep us posted on how you all are doing. We are expecting rain and wind and loss of power. genie

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  33. Well doneEileen, you caught a Grosbeak, lovely to comes home to.

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  34. Dearest Eileen,
    Oh, what lovely Evening Grosbeaks♡♡♡ I really love the colorful wings. And clematis are GORGEOUS, wish I could I have them if possible. My flower bed turned into husband's hobby room(^^;)
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  35. How lovely, and quite the coincidence for when the birds showed up!

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  36. Hi there. Great picture of the Blue bird! And indeed seeing a Saw-Whet Owl is cool. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and this past Friday, my wife and I came upon an adult Northern Saw-Whet Owl out in the bush. This was the first time as birders that we had ever seen a Saw-Whet Owl. Fortunately, we had our camera with us and got some good pictures and video. We have posted them for anyone interested at: http://frametoframe.ca/photo-essay-northern-saw-whet-owl-sighting

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  37. Congrats on the sightings and photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  38. I want some of that wishing dust! :-)

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  39. Wow! You wished and the evening grosbeaks came true! You deserve to have your bird wishes come true though -- you are so good about keeping track and sharing your findings. I can't think of a better place for a rare sighting than your yard.

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  40. How very exciting for you to see not just one, but three! They are gorgeous birds. I have my fingers crossed that I will see one of these beauties one day. Your photographs are wonderful! Wishing you many more lovely bird sightings.

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  41. Very happy they visited your feeders Eileen. I love your Clematis - in CT we had a trellis covered by these same ones - missing them. Hope you stay mostly dry with the storm

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  42. A beautiful Clematis and great shots of the Evening Grosbeaks Eileen, the American Birding Association's bird of the year! Keep those feeders full and I'm certain you will see some males come in!

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  43. great captures eileen, i am just loving your bird photos.

    happy halloween!

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