Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rose breasted Grosbeak

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 Grosbeak! Rose-breasted Grosbeaks aren’t supposed to be here.  They are summertime visitors any where east of the rockies..

Black-headed in foreground, Rose-breasted behind

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.

Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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.

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