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.







18 comments:

  1. Glad to see somebody else excited about seeing new birds in the yard. I have seen 3 just this week. So fun!

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  2. I will remember this for next year...they are around here as well but you have to attract them so this will help...I used to see them for a brief period at the old house.

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  3. glad you got to see this beauty. i've only seen one here, too - just passing through in spring. :)

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  4. Oh I love these guys and host mated pairs who have brought their fledglings to the feeders.... Michelle from nature notes

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  5. We have being seeing these beautiful birds for a few weeks here in north Mississippi. They really do love Sunflower seeds! We are right in the middle of the migration route.
    Your photos are really beautiful!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  6. They are beautiful birds and one of my spring favorites. Great shots!

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  7. A truly beautiful visitor, glad he stopped by.

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  8. they're a stunner of a bird; great photos

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  9. Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Wow ! Beautiful photography for ODW ^_^

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  11. I've never seen one of these charming birds. Great captures! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. You were at the right place to capture this little birdie doing his thing. Nice job.

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  13. ...aren't they beautiful?!!! And to think, the female looks nothing like this. Not even close. They look more like an overgrown sparrow.

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  14. Oh, he's so handsome (or maybe a she?). Don't you just love it when you happen to be looking just at the right time?! I often wonder how many migrating visitors I miss!

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  15. Congratulations on a new bird! We had them pass through recently here in Florida. Beautiful birds!

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  16. Only pine grossbeaks here so this is truly a treat. Nice job capturing them!

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