A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bird Sighting - Rose Breasted Grosbeak

We had a new bird sighting just this morning at the homestead - a rose breasted grosbeak. They're not exactly rare in North Dakota, but this is the first time we've seen one on the homestead. The mottled brown bird on the feeder may even be his lady-bird friend.
Admittedly, it's not the best photo, but considering it's with my 8 year old digital point-and-shoot camera through a window, it's pretty good. It's a great time of year for watching birds here.  The summer birds are starting to return and migratory species that don't live here are passing through for a sunflower seed snack.  We just started seeing one of my favorites, the goldfinches, a couple of days ago. 

You can find more information and some better pictures at the Cornell Ornithology All About Birds entry for the Rose Breasted Grosbeak.

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