Beautiful Grosbeaks

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Eastern Blue Grosbeak

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

Primping

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I have the most beautiful female cardinals in the woods behind my house. The orange accents on the beak and tail remind me of the bright lipstick that Taylor Swift always wears. This morning I got to watch a young one primping on the branch of the willow tree at the edge of my yard. It was really special to watch all the different moves she had as she fluffed and primped. I got my camera and snapped several photos. See what you think!

Definitely Poetry in Motion!!

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Posing for Food

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My pair of Red-bellied woodpeckers came to the feeder this morning. They love the sunflower seeds I put out. I grabbed the camera, but the female had flown off. The male stayed around and posed for me while he ate. I got several good photos which you will see as you read the poem below.

Posing for Food

Coming to my rail you know

There are sunflower seeds for the shelling

Eat as long as you wish my friend

But first put on a show

Red-bellied Woodpecker in all his glory

Dressed in chic jacket black and white

Smooth red head grabbing attention

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He poses I click no need to worry

Not a bad deal posing for food

Just eat you fill and remain still

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Cocking your head this way and that

Coming back for more I knew you would

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Now you’re on the gutter pecking away

Drumming your steady staccato rhythms

Marking your territory calling your mate

Chiseling holes as treetops sway

Just like most men you love to pose

Always ready to put on a show

Noisy boisterous wanting her attention

Strutting and primping in your fine clothes

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Posing for Food

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Today we got our first snow of the season. The birds came back and forth to my suet and seed feeders all day long. Seems like all the birds in the woods came by sooner or later. The little birds jumped up on my butterfly bush and sat there posing for photos as I clicked away. The ice and snow on the branches make a great back drop. This is a Bird poem with many thousands of words words. See how many you can identify.

Snow Birds

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Hope you enjoyed my collection. Photos by Dwight L. Roth