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.