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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks - the male's red patch varies, notice it!!

Notice that the red breast patch of the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak varies from one male to the next, making them individually identifiable. Look at these photos and you can see. The female is also beautiful in her camouflaged brown streaks, making her camouflaged from predators while she incubates on the nest. Watching and looking closely at birds in a mindful, attentive way brings health benefits. It draws you deeper into their world and out of yours. So notice the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks you see, and even draw a little sketch of their red patch. I had three different males visit my feeders this spring, I could tell by their different patches. Very cool!

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