Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Pheucticus ludovicianus
Our first Rose-breasted Grosbeak of the year visited our bird feeders this morning. This beautiful female navigated in the dense fog and found a buffet of bird seed in our backyard. We usually see a few male and female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks stop by to visit our feeders in the Spring and Fall. While we have no knowledge of a successful nest on our property, I am hopeful that this will be the year that these birds decide to give our backyard a try.
As of 1:30 this afternoon, the female Rose-breasted Grosbeak is still visiting our feeders. Afterward, she takes refuge in the apple tree near the edge of the cove.
The following photos were taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click a thumbnail below for a full-sized view. ©2011 John Briggs Photography
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HD Video: Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak | ©2011 John Briggs Photography