Arrival of the Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 3, 2012
TakenMay 3, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length230 mm
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But ask now the beasts and they shall teach thee; and the birds of the air, and they shall tell thee...Job 11: 07

After flying from Mexico
The rose-breasted grosbeak
Has surely been on the go...
More than we can speak!

The colorful migratory birds
are faithful to their words...
Cold weather drives them away
And they usually arrive in May....
Poetry by me, AJP

I was so happy to see this colorful male rose-breasted grosbeak make his arrival today... It flies south for the winter and north in the spring. We have been waiting for its appearance..He came a little earlier this morning and I was all set to take its picture before it rained, but a squirrel decided at that exact moment to chase it off the feeder...Thankfully it came back (without the interference of the squirrel) after it stopped raining and the lighting was even better.

Thank you so much Gloria (Je suis Moi) for the spotlight...and thank you also again for the nomination...

I decided to enter this in the triangle this bird has a pronounced triangle shaped beak and a triangle pattern on its chest, plus triangle shaped wings. When you observe a bird you may see many triangular patterns on them to even the designs inside of their wings.

37 responses

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (3 May 2012):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (3 May 2012):

    This shot is absolutely perfect! Such crisp, clear details on this gorgeous bird!!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (3 May 2012):

    Wonderful shot

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (3 May 2012):

    Really a beautiful bird, Andrea, and you captured him perfectly!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (3 May 2012):

    Very, very handsome specimen!! We had one of these come to our feeder last week. Had never seen one before.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (3 May 2012):

    Such a gorgeous little bird, love him!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (3 May 2012):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (3 May 2012):

    what a beautiful little guy! i love his colors.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (3 May 2012):

    Thank you everyone for the comments and a special thank you to Gloria for
    the spotlight.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (3 May 2012):

    Well donel!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 May 2012):

    Stunning tones and crisp detail here, Andrea.. just a superb capture of this beautiful bird.. I`m so hoping we will see them here too, soon..

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 May 2012):

    Excellent shot! Gorgeous bird!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (4 May 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (4 May 2012):

    It is so very pretty and this is such a wonderful shot!!

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (4 May 2012):

    Very well captured!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 May 2012):

    That's a beautiful bird and you captured it so expertly : )

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 May 2012):

    Wow! Stunning. Would love to see one in person.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (5 May 2012):

    Framed so effectively---colours varied and balanced so beautifully--

  • mohammed

    mohammed said (5 May 2012):

    great capture

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (5 May 2012):

    fantastic clarity.....

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (6 May 2012):

    Fantastic capture!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (7 May 2012):

    Well done!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (7 May 2012):

    Beautiful, looks like a true aristocrat with a royal mantle.

  • Doglvr

    Doglvr gave props (7 May 2012):


  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (7 May 2012):

    Handsome little fella :0)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2012):

    Nice detail on this little guy. Gorgeous entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 May 2012):

    A most excellent entry into JPG's Triangle Tour.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (8 May 2012):

    These are very lovely birds... Andrea, you are very good composing these so beautifully

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (8 May 2012):

    super entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kristie Kinard

    Kristie Kinard gave props (9 May 2012):

    Nice shot!

  • Sunil Chummar

    Sunil Chummar said (9 May 2012):

    Excellent capture......well done....

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (10 May 2012):

    Beautiful lighting and color, Fab shot! Thank you for the information about the bird. We need that :)


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (12 May 2012):

    Beautiful capture Andrea!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 May 2012):

    Hey! I know that bird! He was here about a week ago! I love your closeup, Andrea! I wish I could get that close to mine.

  • charu ram

    charu ram gave props (16 May 2012):

    what a cute bird!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    perfect picture

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