Hungry Bird

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I had a visit today from an Eastern Blue Grosbeak. He comes to my feeder a few times a year. I am not sure if they are migrating or just tend to stay away. I always like seeing their gorgeous striking colors. This bird was hungry. He hopped right into the cage and ate for five minutes. I thought he would fly away when I got closer to get these photos, but he kept right on eating. It was wonderful to see him again.

Blue grosbeak stopped by

Eating his fill of my seeds

Springtime all around

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Eastern Blue Grosbeak

iPhone Photos: Dwight L. Roth

The Great White Egret

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Great White Egrets are partially migrating birds, nesting in Northern areas and migrating South to warmer areas of the country for winter. Today Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haikai piece about migrating birds. This bird spends it’s summers nesting on Hammer Creek in Pennsylvania near the Snavely Mill. As cold weather comes on it moves to warmer areas till Spring.

Gorgeous white egret

Spends summers on Hammer Creek

Winters on bayou

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Beautiful Grosbeaks

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The grosbeaks are migrating through our area of North Carolina this month. I have both the Eastern Blue Grosbeaks and the Rose Breasted Grosbeak coming and posing at my bird feeder. I took the Rose Breasted Grosbeak this morning! As you can see they are fabulous in color and a poetry all their own. I know you will enjoy the following photos.

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Rose Breasted Grosbeak

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth