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Male and Female Pine Grosbeaks

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By Lori


Male and Female Pine Grosbeaks

If you look closely you will see ice crystals above their eyes and on their nostrils...it was minus 30 C.



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Cute pic. :o)

19 Mar, 2009

 

They are lovely Lori, what are they? Two minutes later I know because they have a name - I'm sure that wasn't there when I asked the question.

19 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks TT... They are Pine Grosbeaks, Ginellie. These pics were taken sixteen years ago in Moosonee, Ontario, Canada, with an SLR (no digital then!!). The Male is bright red like a Cardinal but the female is that lovely bronze and gray. They are birds of the boreal forest...about the size of a North American Robin.

19 Mar, 2009

 

Lovely photo Lori

19 Mar, 2009

 

Beautiful Lori.

19 Mar, 2009

 

They are beautiful Lori...........

19 Mar, 2009

 

how can they survive in that sort of temperature Lori~alto' they do seem to have thick feathers~well done for looking after them!

19 Mar, 2009

 

Great photo............

19 Mar, 2009

 

They certainly know how to survive Lori...........so very cold!

19 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks everyone... these bird pics I scanned from photos taken with a Pentax SLR...It was borrowed from a friend and it took me awhile to get the "hang" of it....loved the telephoto lense...I was in my diningroom about 20 ft away and I could get up close and personal!! ...even see the ice on their nostrils and eyelids... at -40 deg.C. it is extemely cold... flesh will freeze with less than five minutes exposure... but these little birds came to my feeder and suet ball to get what they needed to survive. We use bird down in our warmest clothing...a down jacket or vest will keep you toasty at those terrible temps. Those little feathered creatures are marvels.

19 Mar, 2009

 

Nice shot!

19 Mar, 2009

 

lovely birds ..thank goodness they are made in down...lol..I don't think I have ever seen ice crystals on birds eyes before even in pictures..it is a beautiful picture..

20 Mar, 2009

 

Fantastic Lori. Not sure they come all the way over here. They sound a large enough to be mentioned if they did. Great shot, I like the ambience of this (before digital) photo

21 Mar, 2009

 

Great photo Lori. Beautiful birds.

22 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks GZ, Cf, and Gilli..... Hello GT! nice to put a face to a name! I had forgotten about these pics, but found them as I was sorting for packing. Yes this was before the electronic revolution! Nice to have hard copy though!!

22 Mar, 2009

 

Sweet! poor things coping with those temperatures (we moan here if it drops below -5!!

23 Mar, 2009

 

Some of these little creatures wouldn't survive if it wern't for people like yourself Lori who take the time to feed and water them. I bashed up some peanuts (in a bag) with a hammer today for the birds. We have several blackbirds nesting around. They seem to like a few grapes and sunflower seeds.

24 Mar, 2009

 

cute birds great pic, brrrrr don't fancy the temp though LOL!

31 Mar, 2009

 

Yes, Caitio, they are marvels... makes humanity look kind of puny, doesn't it?
Lindak you must run the best bird snack bar in your area! peanuts, grapes and sunflower seeds...good menu...they also like nut butters...in cold weather they need a source of fat and water..as well as protien.
Sewingkilla, these pics were taken in northern Ontario...at around the same latitude as London! what a difference an ocean current makes aye? The place I was living at the time was on the Arctic watershed...all the rivers ran north to James and Hudson Bay. These are birds of the boreal forest...there were also redpolls, sparrows, evening grosbeaks, finches, jays and chickadees...all birds that go into the cold north...in summer the tiny yellow warbler nested in the swamp willows!

31 Mar, 2009

 

Fantastic shot Lori, just goes to show that newer isn't always better is it ?...lol Maybe just more convenient, and user friendly, aye ! You've just reminded me of an old Nikon camera I used to have, manual every thing ..., manual focus, manual light adjustment. But boy when you got it all right, it took amazing pictures. Don't miss all the unwanted pics and film though. On second thought, maybe newer is at least alittle better....lol

10 Apr, 2009

 

Sooo true, Flcrazy! I love my little digital camera...actually was toying with the idea of a new one!...this one has been dropped...had water spilled on it... and lost in the snow!!! it sure is a trouper but I think it needs to retire!

11 Apr, 2009

 

Lovely pictures Lori...Oh, and thank you so much for introducing me to this site....it's great :-)

8 May, 2009

 

Hello Louis! Is it not as I promised? ENJOY!

8 May, 2009

 

Yes Lori, and a big ***THANK YOU*** for asking me to join. I am enjoying it immensely.

8 May, 2009



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