If you have followed me for any length of time, you should be aware that I am nuts about wild birds. I watch them, feed them, photograph, study them...I adore them. When a new bird shows up at my feeders, I am like a mad thing. Thrilled and elated are two words to describe my feelings. So yesterday (Saturday) was no exception. I was almost out of my mind with bliss when I spotted this fellow from my kitchen window.
Say hello to my new little friend, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak! Isn't he beautfiul?!! He was not shy at all, actually posing for me as I snapped away with my camera. (clicking on photos should make them bigger)
Here's my right profile
And my left profile
Look at my beautiful back
I look good eating, too
He stayed for about 15 minutes chowing down on a mix of safflower and sunflower chips, then was chased away by impatient sparrows. Quite a pretty bird, and I hope he comes back soon. Thankfully the world did not end, or I would not have gotten to see this super guy.