Every spring I look forward to the arrival of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak as they migrate through our area. They summer north of us and winter south of us, but during migration, they stop over at our feeders to feast on black sunflower seeds. The males are black and white with red chevrons, while the females are brown and white with whitish stripes over the eye. While they are here, they liven up the back yard with their beauty and presence.
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love … and then we return home.” ~Australian Aboriginal Proverb
11 thoughts on “Passing through”
beautiful birds – and love the proverb…
Thanks! They are lovely little birds. 🙂
Oh my goodness, Rebecca! Oh I love these photos!!! I will have to send myself a note for DABD on the 8th. I need to revisit these. Wonderful grosbeak!!! Wow!
Thanks, Laura! They are beautiful birds, and so much fun to watch.
Gorgeous! So much expression too!
What a gift each year to see, they are beautiful! And definitely a backyard brightener! Awesome captures, Rebecca!
Thanks! I really enjoy them while they are here and hate to see them go.
They didn’t stop by my place this year, I was disappointed! You have some beautiful photos!
Thanks! They were here a couple of weeks and have now moved on. I always feel like it’s quite a treat to have them stop by. 🙂