Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Grosbeaks are rare visitors to my garden. This is only the third time I've seen one!
They spend the winter in Central and South America and the Caribbean, and summer up north. They are usually seen in Greensboro during their migration, although their summer range does extend into the NC mountains.

The photo below is for Iris at Greensboro Birds, who always likes to see different species hanging out together.

6 comments:

Iris said...

OOOOOOHHHHH! You lucky son of a gun! Rose-breasted grosbeak (and a fancy male at that) AND a duo of red-bellies? I do love a mixed group, it's true. What kind of magic are you putting in your birdfeeders? I'm so jealous! At least I have the catbirds to placate me.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a great shot of the RB Grosbeak. They are passing through here now too. We haven't had any at our feeders. I wonder if we will this year. Our habitat is so different since the pine trees came down. Wow two Red-bellies at the feeder at once, very good.

A Softer Side said...

He is magnificent! I love the rosey's and didn't have any this year.
~melissa from blotonist

Dave said...

Those grosbeaks are pretty cool! We saw two of them on Saturday and one yesterday. I took a picture of one of them for a post but my camera was in the other room and by the time I snapped the picture it had turned around so all you can see is its back. Nice pictures!

David in Greensboro, NC said...

Just some good old WBU birdseed, Iris...

I was lucky, Lisa!

Thanks Melissa. Appreciate you stopping by.

Thanks Dave!

Annie in Austin said...

What a great photo, David - one of the many interesting posts I missed while out of state for awhile. [I still haven't figured out how to make everyone stop posting good stuff when I'm off line and unable to read it!]

Seeing any of those three birds individually would have made me feel lucky, but all three at once is fantastic.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose