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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Ya gotta love it

Ooh, Rose-breasted Grosbeak male at our feeder. Ya gotta love it. Just a knock out combo of that black and white plumage and the big, red triangle on the breast.

I was at an antique store recently and the woman who runs it knows I write about birds, so she asked about a bird she recently saw. She said she had been to Audubon camp as a youngster, so she knew some birds, but she had just seen one she couldn't identify. "It was black and white and had this big red..."Rose-breasted Grosbeak" I blurted out before she could finish. She wondered how I could be so sure. There's just nothing like it around here I knew. But she would not know that. She only knew that this was an incredibly and dramatically colored bird that had grabbed her attention.
Yup, he is dramatic. Ya gotta love it.


The Boisverts said...

Love them.
Usually by now I see the male, and last year was the first year I even saw a female with a male here, but this year so far I've only seen a female on our feeder, twice, but no pretty male yet! I've heard the grosbeak call a few times as well but still, waiting for that pretty male, always my favorite sightings of the year!

Montanagirl said...

He's beautiful.

The Boisverts said...

Little bugger! Just saw him finally tonight after seeing a female around a few times. Of course he waited until it was too dark to take pictures! But yay, he's back!