The Feeder Feed: New Bird!

TwitterToday’s new bird is not new to me, but this is the first sighting of the season.

I just had time to point the camera and shoot, but he was on his way.

Mr. Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.


No sooner did I post, but he came back.

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  1. Mashenka says:

    Hi Father! I couldn’t get the chat function to work on Radio Sabina, alas…maybe ‘cos I am not on Twitter. But I love the hummingbird on her nest and I will watch for the grosbeak!

    By the way, I don’t know why, but I’m not getting any sound on Radio Sabina either… Sigh.

    Thanks for accepting me as a poster!


  2. Mashenka: That Hummingbird Cam is somewhere else. I am just cohosting it.

  3. Mashenka says:

    Oh… no wonder! I get it when I click on Radio Sabina, though. Sorry!


  4. sawdustmick says:

    That last picture is just DYING for a comic caption

  5. Sandy says:

    The gorgeous colors! No artist could duplicate what God does.

  6. wanda says:

    Oh, what a handsome bird he is. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your bird photos, Father.

  7. Mashenka says:

    He is a Glorious Grosbeak!

  8. Mashenka says:

    Now, finally getting the sound and praying the 4th Sorrowful mystery with you, plus admiring the hummingbird, and also the Glorious Grosbeak, laudo Dominum nostrum!

  9. JosephMary says:

    Audubon Warblers in my yard today–both male and female.

  10. Maltese says:

    Father, you share a love for birds with my favorite priest-poet, Gerard Manly Hopkins:

    “The Windhover

    To Christ our Lord

    I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king-
    dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
    Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding
    High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing
    In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, 5
    As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding
    Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding
    Stirred for a bird,—the achieve of; the mastery of the thing!

    Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here
    Buckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion 1
    Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier!

    No wonder of it: shéer plód makes plough down sillion
    Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear,
    Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermillion.” (poems, 1918)

    Of course, Christ also refers to birds in the Scriptures.

  11. irishgirl says:

    Yes-that last picture deserves a caption!

    Great closeups, Father Z!

    ‘All feathered fowls, praise the Lord!”

    Maltese-what a great poem by Hopkins!

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