Monday, May 6, 2013

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

I had a migrant briefly stop by my feeder last week...
Apparently Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are crazy over sunflower seeds and fortunately I had just filled the feeder earlier during the day. It was pretty exciting for me because this is the first time I've ever seen a Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks winter in Central and South America then migrate to the northeastern United States and southeastern and central Canada for their summer home (breeding). If you look closely at the map, my property is right on the edge of the migration - summer breeding location...  I'm sure he was just passing through, he's not a common backyard bird in my neck of the woods. I wish he would have stayed a little longer, but at least I was able to take a few photos of his brief visit.


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