Thursday, May 1, 2008
ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAKS!
WOW! Look what showed up today at the feeder!!! A male and female ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK! They are obviously migrating through on their way to northern destinations and just stopping in to catch a bite! This is our second year for a male sighting, but our first female......
They are really neat when you observe them, they act a lot like a parrot the way they turn their heads from side to side and look around. And those BEAKS! They could probably break iron with those things. They seem like pretty calm, subdued birds but they are fairly skittish and private - at least in our yard. I got these shots through a window (ugh!), so the quality is pretty poor - sorry! Hope you enjoy anyway, especially if you've never seen RB Grosbeaks!