Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Purple Finches and a Mystery Bird!!
They say winter is "for the birds"....
Well, all I have to say about THAT
I thank GOODNESS for our birds
in the winter....
To look out at the frozen land
and to still see some life,
well, it is a Godsend....
Especially the little colorful ones...
(click on link to know more about them)
(which are really more red than purple!):
They are so tiny...
we often wonder
how they have the metabolism
to stay alive
when it dips below zero here in the winter!
Now, I have to ask you a favor.
We had a visitor, just briefly...
last week...it only stayed long enough for me to grab my camera
and get two quick shots of it.
But we aren't sure what kind of bird it is!:
Please look at these photos and let me know?:
At first, it kind of looked like a rose-breasted Grosbeak, but
I am positive now that it wasn't....
Then we wondered if it was the Baltimore Oriole we saw once this year...but when I looked that up, it wasn't that either!!
Any ideas what it is????
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