Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Gray Catbird

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 25, 2013
TakenMay 25, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length170 mm

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The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all...Proverbs 22: 2

I was observing these two birds of a different feather waiting on the branch to get on the feeder
and I shot a picture of them when they were further apart but was hoping that they would move
closer together ... just then the gray catbird flew momentarily to the female rose-breasted Grosbeak's side. (Power of suggestive thinking:) However, I had to shoot quickly before I could position them as well as I wanted to in the composition because it was just a split second before they flew their separate ways.

The gray catbird...
Who usually can be heard
By its plaintive me-yew...
Did not say a word...
to the female grosbeak
Who also did not speak.
But they met together...
To share the view
With nothing to say...
Two birds not of same feather
Flew each their separate way...
Poetry by me, AJP

9 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2013):

    FAB birds, Andrea! Have a great weekend!


    JOE FAILK gave props (25 May 2013):

    Great Photo and Poetry!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (25 May 2013):

    The birds cooperated with you and you got this excellent photo!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 May 2013):

    You scored a real coup here with having both of them in your shot at once. Maybe someone's textbook needs this shot?

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (25 May 2013):

    Thank you all for your comments...Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (25 May 2013):

    wow what a super capture !!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 May 2013):

    birds of a feather....... love it.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 May 2013):

    What a moment......two at the same time!! A terrific capture!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (27 May 2013):

    Awesome capture of such a rare opportunity.. I love the cameraderie they display, too. A beautiful image!!

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