This is the species of bird that started me in on birdwatching. On Nov. 10th, 1999, thirteen years ago today! I saw a handsome red, male Pine Grosbeak in the line of trees and bushes alongside my house which has since been named by us as Bird Alley.
The male Pine Grosbeak was feeding on the bright red berries of our cranberry tree there. I didn't know what the bird was. I had never seen Pine Grosbeaks before!! they fascinated me!
After that sighting my husband encouraged me to buy a digital camera. I bought a Sony Mavica ( $800) it had .05 megapixes. I loved the camera!!!! I was fascinated with it!! and I was delighted with the pictures I was able to get with it. I had retired from teaching in March, 1999 and a new fascinating interest had developed for me; birdwatching and nature photographer.
Each November since then we have watched and waited for Pine Grosbeaks to show up in Bird Alley to partake of the cranberry feast. They don't show up every year, bu tthis year they have! Oh, Happy day! when I looked out window on Tuesday
and saw this bird feeding in the cranberry tree in Bird Alley, it was just the one!
Needless to day I shall be watching daily for these beautiful Pine Grosbeaks to return for a cranberry feast!
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