Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rare Bird?

While out for a walk the other day a flash of red caught my eye in a pine tree. At first I thought it was just an ordinary cardinal but upon closer inspection I realized it was a bird I had never seen before. Now I have three bird feeders and a birdbath outside my window. I love to take walks in parks and through woods. I have several books on birds. It was such a surprise to see something new. He was hanging out in a pine tree with his mate. Luckily I had a camera and was able to take his picture. Wish it could have been a better shot. Of course people reading this probably see these birds all the time and think I'm weird for writing about it. According to my book he's a white winged crossbill and they don't usually venture down this far south.




I felt like painting a few signs today since my daughter went to spend the day with her Grandmother. Both pieces are currently on Ebay.


15 comments:

Zan Asha said...

Wow, I've never seen such a bird either, Jen.

The painted pieces are lovely; the horse is especially magnificent!

Donna E said...

Wow glad you put up the name,as I was thinking a scarlet tanager,neat anyway.Love the horse sign.

Sarah said...

Hi Jen - it's a male Red Crossbill. Beautiful isn't he!!
Love your new signs!!! They are always so beautiful!! Sarah

Marie Patterson Studio said...

What a great photo you captured of the bird. Your new spring paintings are awesome!

Liz said...

I agree with the above, your new signs are beautiful.

We don't see the red crossbill way down here in FL so thank you for posting it.

Kims Art said...

That is a beautiful bird and thank you for sharing! I love the signs! I recieved my gift in the mail yesterday! Thank you! I am going to have to get one of your necklaces in the near future. I love them!

Jennifer Rose said...

the signs look great :D

neat looking bird, don't see anything even close to looking like that here. thanks for posting it

Youvegotmaille said...

I think I'd have mistaken that for a purple finch at a glance, good catch! Not only that but a great photo. You should post it on one of the bird finder sites.

Angie said...

We don't have those down here. Nice picture. Did you see my post about the bear tracks near our house? We don't normally have those either!

I love the new signs, I'm sending a link to my friend that has 4 black cats. She's never had any other color.

Melissa said...

Cool bird!
I can't believe how prolific a painter you are! And, it is no matter of quality or quantity either. . . ALL your work is gorgeous!

Carolee said...

He's just beautiful! No wonder he ventured this far south - I'm betting he came for the feast in your backyard! :)

Love the new signs too!

~ Carolee

Sinclair said...

I had never seen that type of bird, but it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

artbyakiko said...

I have never seen that bird either. Very pretty bird!
Both of your signs are fantastic!!

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Jen, beautiful bird & always beautiful art work.

Thanks for the birthday wishes...

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY PISCES GIRL!

There were so many famous & talented March celebrities I decided to just name a top ten list of some the most famous historical March babies.

This way I can do another March celebrity list next time.

Have A Wonderful Birthday too. AND a Lucky Saint Patty's Day!

~ Best Witches & Haunted Hugs ~

XOXOs, Lyndy

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