Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pine Grosbeak/Wild Bird

 Male pine grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)

Isn't the male stunning?

Pine grosbeaks are large finches that eat mostly buds, fruits and seeds  of trees such as ash apple, spruce, pine and mountain ash. However they supplement their  young's diet with spiders and insects.

Female pine grosbeak

The females is less colourful but still very attractive, don't you think?

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

49 comments:

Andy said...

I have never seen a pine grosbeak before. They are beautiful! I'm going to have to make a visit to your neck of the woods.

DeniseinVA said...

Fabulous photos! They are delightful birds and that male has the most striking color.

Indrani Ghose said...

Such beautiful birds! Great shots!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Simply stunning! Your bird shots always put a smile on my face, thank you.

Sandra said...

they are both gorgeous, I have never seen these colorful birds

Shammickite said...

Lots of colour.... wish they would visit my deck.

Lowell said...

I'm really impressed with your bird photos...these are absolutely magnificent!

RamblingRound said...

Stunning for sure! Such beautiful birds way up north.

Crafty Gardener said...

The male pine grosbeak is gorgeous.

Elisa said...

Those birds are cute and colorful!
Have a nice day:)
Elisa, in Argentina

Rebecca said...

They are very complementary in their colors.

Kathy said...

We have some kind of grosbeak here but it's all brown. I want some of yours!

see you there! said...

They make a handsome couple. He would be quite easy to spot I would think. Your bird photos always delight me.

Darla

Muffy's Marks said...

Oh he is a handsome fellow!!

Judy said...

They add a lively splash of color to bland winter days.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Truly awesome snaps of these creatures. You must have some great birds around your area.

Cezar and Léia said...

Both are gorgeous, but I think the red male is more beautiful!
Léia

TexWisGirl said...

both, just gorgeous!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

They really are both equally gorgeous. In addition to their colors, the wing bars are so pretty!

LONDONLULU said...

Though they are both beautiful birds (that I've never seen here), that male has amazing colour! If only the male of our species had to get all gussied up:)

RedPat said...

Wow - they are both gorgeous! Great shots, EG!

Esther Joy said...

Wow! Beautiful shots! The male reminds me of our purple finches or house finches, and the female reminds me of our gold finches.

Sue said...

Yes, stunning.

=)

Susan said...

I think they are both gorgeous! What awesome photos!

Connie Smiley said...

So beautiful, and you're right, the male is stunning!

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos!
Perfect for WBW!

Giga said...

Mężczyzna wspaniały, ale kobieta też. Pozdrawiam.
Great man, but a woman too. Yours.

Dave said...

lovely post, lovely birds too, something That I am hoping to see while in Finland in a few months

Gary said...

Beautiful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Judy said...

They are beautiful birds!!! Maybe one of these days, I will start bird-watching...

Carletta said...

What a beautiful couple!
That don't look like they go together at all. :)

Jack said...

What a pair! Each is stunning in his or her own way.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, these are gorgeous photos of the Pine Grosbeaks. I would love to see them in person. Can you send me some, please? Have a happy day!

Susie of Arabia said...

Both the male and female are quite pretty! Loved your shots.

mick said...

Great close-ups with such beautiful detail.

NatureFootstep said...

I actually think the female is more attractive then the male. I love her colors. But both look good. I´m not sure I´ve seen them before. Thanks for sharing. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. I haven't seen many of them around our house this winter. I like your post yesterday with the collage of winter birds too.

Stephanie said...

Now, this is an entirely new bird that I have never laid eyes on, till now. Their markings are lovely. Gorgeous birds. Thanks for the treat of looking at them.

Michelle said...

I love those red feathers!

Randy said...

What amazing colors.

Karen said...

Stunning captures EG. I think the female is beautiful in her own way.

Stewart M said...

The male is stunning - but the females not bad either - is this a garden bird for you?


Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Cindy said...

Such beautiful birds!! Lovely captures.

Jennifer Richard said...

cute birds and the color is fabulous

Jennifer Richard said...

cute birds and the color is fabulous

Rose said...

Oh, my, I think both are stunning creatures. Wonderful captures.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh what gorgeous birds and your images are absolutely stunning...very well done!

Wally Jones said...

Superb images. Just like other couples, each is different and together they are at their best.

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