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Monday, June 20, 2011

Rose-breasted Grosbeak again!

Can one get enough of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks? I think not. They are strikingly gorgeous. We're lucky because we have this male, and also a female, visiting the feeders regularly. They must be nesting nearby, although we do not know where. Maybe they will bring the fledglings to the feeder.
One of the things we look at is the bib of red on the male. It is a slightly different shape for each bird, making it possible to often recognize individuals.
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks breed in the upper quadrant of the eastern half of the U.S. and much of Canada and winter south of the U.S., so people can see them in migration.

4 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are so beautiful. I see them only in spring for a while.

chicken coops said...

I've been looking through your site, and just wanted to say you take some amazing pictures!

Alma said...

We had a few earlier in the spring but they only stay for a visit:( I wish they would take up residence here for the warm weather.

Cheryl said...

We also had a male and female at our feeder, but they left.