One of my favorite birds has finally arrived back in our area. This beautiful Rose-breasted Grosbeak is migrating through on his way to his northern breeding grounds. Not always easy to spot because of his timid nature, he may remain carefully hidden among foliage before cautiously venturing out to get his fill of black sunflower seeds from the feeders.
“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
10 thoughts on “Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)”
They’re so cute with their little red bandannas.
I think so too. 🙂
Great shots! Love this bird, but they usually don’t stay very long around here. What colors!
No, they don’t stick around long at all. I am always very excited when I see one.
Beautiful bird and photographs 👏👏. I have never seen one down south, only in the north.
They don’t stick around long. They are here and gone.
Oh, he is a beauty! They’ll be passing through here in a couple weeks, I expect.
I look forward to seeing them each year. I saw a female also, but so far she had avoided my camera.
That’s a beautiful bird – I know we have them in Michigan because the Wild Birds Unlimited I follow recently showed them at their backyard feeder, but I’ve never been lucky enough to see one.
They come through here every spring, but only for a very short time. I try to keep my eye out for them.