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Monday, August 02, 2010

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, immature male


Here's a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, immature male, that has been coming to our feeder. In the photos you can see a blush of pink on his breast. He will have a white breast with a bright rose triangle when he becomes an adult. What a subtly beautiful bird.

3 comments:

OpposableChums said...

Beautiful, tender pix of nascent life. Reminds me of my teenage nephew.

I don't know how you CONTINUE to log such amazing photos, but, boy, you DO!

Heron said...

Yes, such beautiful birds, one of the highlights of summer for me. It has been an extremely good year for them here in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Just yesterday, there were 8 adults and fledglings around my feeders at one time, an unprecedented number. I was thrilled ! For over ten years, I have fed hulled sunflower in one feeder for the RBs (as they are known here) and they have certainly rewarded me this summer !

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

OpposableChums,
Thanks for the kind comments.

Heron,
Lucky you to have lots of RBs!