Despite the fact it seems more like February than the end of March…seems you can always find something to report…. and today is certainly no exception.. as I looked out my window today to spot a male ….
Rose-breasted Grosbeak! Rose-breasted Grosbeaks aren’t supposed to be here. They are summertime visitors any where east of the rockies..
they are close relatives of the Black-headed Grosbeaks that we have in abundance – if you look closely at this picture, there is a male Black-headed in front, with the Rose-breasted behind. It was showering at the time which is the reason for them being fluffed up.
Last August I had a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak here at my feeders for almost a week, this could well be the same one on his way back. That was, I think, only the 2nd time this species had been seen in the upper Fraser Valley – now it has been seen again.