Daily Pics 2020, #72.

Sir George, the herring gull, still waiting for his return.

Good morning to everyone!  I hope your day is off to a great start.  I was watching the sun set last night and after the sun had disappeared some clouds came along and filled the horizon.  They looked like large gray mountains against the pale blue sky.  Didn’t stay that way long though and they leveled out to look more like clouds once again.  The evenings are so much longer now since the time change, really makes the day feel different.  But I like those long evenings, especially as we get into summer and daylight lingers well after 10pm.  And of course it’s daylight by 4 am which is even nicer for guys like me.  I’m a morning person, which of course you already knew.  So I enjoy getting up early in the summer, going out on the deck with my coffee and listening to the morning chorus of birds.  So nice indeed.

And as I mentioned, more birds for us to look at today…


Here we have both the male (yellow) and female evening grosbeak.  I showed the male a short time ago but wanted to show the 2 of them together.IMG_0823

And here is the male purple finch, which we have around now, but they get a brighter red once spring fully arrives.  Even their beak often takes on a more pinkish color.  Tomorrow I think we will be back with some more bright flowers once again.  I hope you have a very enjoyable day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

13 Comments on “Daily Pics 2020, #72.

  1. Hi Steve, A beautiful morning to you ✨grosbeak is so beautiful, the name says it all, the beauty of its beak short and cute though. All short mammals are cute isn’t it? be it human or animal. I am a bit tall and the weird one with big ears and big foot 😂😂Tat’s another story to talk about, Have a beautiful day✨😂

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    • A good evening to you Simon!😀 I like our grosbeaks,😁 the “evening” is our most common and usually here year round,⛄🌳 the “pine” which is the largest and here only in winter⛄ (except they didn’t show up this winter), and the “rose-breasted” (same size as evening) which is here only in summer.🌳 All are beautiful birds and will come easily to bird feeders. I hope I can finally get a pic of a male rose-breasted grosbeak this year,😀📷 I have one of the female.
      Have a great evening Simon!😃😺🌙

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  2. Good luck with your photography mission Steve 😉 You’ll get to capture one very soon. Your nature is still lot to explore, even though it comes with exceptions 😉 Be prepared to stay warm Steve, A winter for 2 weeks is coming again 😛 Have a good day 🙂

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    • Yep, fairly nice today but that’s it for the next 2 weeks anyway. Oh well, spring is still coming and the sun is still shining! Enjoy your evening Simon and stay safe!😃😺🌞☕

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  3. Thanks for sharing these birds today Steve ! Such a pleasure to see ! muffin must be happy to see more birds !😻

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