Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poppa's Gift


We are so fortunate to see the wonderful things we see at our cottage.  Today, I'm sharing a photo of a male Grosbeak feeding one of it's young.  The young sit up in the tree and cry, waiting for poppa to come up and feed them the sunflower seeds he gets from our feeder. It's interesting to note that we have only every seen the male doing the feedings.  Also, you can see that the young are as big as he is.  Perhaps it's time for them to start visiting the feeder themselves.

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44 comments:

  1. Such a delightful photo! I wonder if mama has flown the coop or just out for a wee visit with friends. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks Teresa. We haven't seen Momma around for quite a while. It seems it's Poppa's job to raise these guys.

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  2. Awww, this just warms my heart - what a fabulous capture!

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    1. Thanks Kim. It's been a neat experience to watch.

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  3. Beautful:) Act of love!Dropping by from OWT:

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  4. Wonderful shot. I know you must enjoy seeing all the birds at your feeder.

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. It really is a treat to watch all the birds and their habits.

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  5. absolutely fabulous capture; beautiful birds and so lovely to have them in your garden

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    1. Thank you Carole. They're a lot of fun to watch and photograph.

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  6. Oh, I so loved that photograph. Thank you! It is always interesting to me that so many pairs of birds share the child-rearing duties. And, yes, many young are now just about at the stage of having to learn to find their own food. I always think that must be a very difficult adjustment.

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    1. Thanks. I must say I learn a lot from observing the behaviours of the various birds. It's a lot of fun.

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  7. Awesome! I bet you watched and waited for this one. What a wonderful capture!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Actually it's easy to get the timing right. Once I hear the you g crying I have plenty of time to go in and get my camera. Actually, this morning the young are at the feeder, starting to feed themselves!

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  8. Great photo! It's nice of you to provide the seed!

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    1. Thanks Jean. It's a small price to pay for the wonderful show they provide us in return.

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  9. Beautiful shot Linda! I wish I could take such excellent photos!

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    1. Thanks Donna. I missed seeing you at our journal making day. Hope you had fun at Sandra's open house!

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  10. Wow! What a moment of nature to capture!

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    1. Yes Tamar, I feel lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful sites. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I like a father who shares in the duties ... I am guessing Mom is off cleaning nest or maybe taking a break after getting the babies big enough to fledge. Whichever, this is a wonderful photo ... Thank you

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thanks Andrea. Those fledglings are now starting to feed themselves as of this morning.

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    1. True story! A parents work is never done. Thanks for your comment. :-)

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  13. Ah, how lovely! You really have captured a wonderful moment.

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    1. Thanks. It's great being able to see all these wonderful sites here at the cottage!

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  14. Great in every way!!! Love the angle, too.

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  15. beautiful moment captured! you've got such a curious and great eye, Linda!

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    1. Thanks so much. Have a wonderful weekend. BTW, I love the pics of your daughter on the swing but I couldn't find where to leave a comment on your blog.

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    1. Thank you Dick. It does take patience, but it's worth the wait. Glad you stopped by.

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  17. this is a real treasure, Linda!! thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Currie. It's such a delight to be able to share these amazing experiences. Thanks for vivitivg.

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  18. How interesting. Yes, that "baby" needs to start learning to get to the feeder. ;)

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    1. Thanks Kim. Actually the little fledglings have started to feed on their own. But, when poppa shows up they still cry for him. It's too funny!

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  19. Such a great capture of this delightful bird.

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    1. Thanks Ida. The grosbeak is such a beautiful bird. We certainly enjoy their visits.

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  20. Hi Linda, Beautiful birds! Also thank you for visiting my blog as now I get to see yours!

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