Saturday, April 25, 2015

We Had a Visitor Fly In for Breakfast

While we were getting breakfast ready, this visitor dropped in at the feeder on the back deck for a bite to eat. A male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. The bright breast identifies this as a male, the females look much more like large brown sparrows.

Last year we had some arrive on May 6th, and hung around for most of the day. According to the range map, we're on the southern edge of their summer range, and in the past, we haven't seen them during the summer.

He hung around the feeder for at least a half hour, checking all the available spots for food, causing the local male Cardinal a little angst. Eventually he moved on. I'll update the post if a female comes along.

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