Thursday, December 20, 2007

And the Winner Is: Male Pine Grosbeaks

If I had to give an award to the species with the most surprising attendance at our feeders this late fall/ pre-winter season it would be to Pine Grosbeaks, more specifically to the male Pine Grosbeak. They are here every day in numbers of 10 or so, more or less. We have had Pine Grosbeaks other seasons but never this many males. In fact some years I hardly got a glimpse of one, and some years none, but they are lingering on this year. It used to be that as soon as all the berries from our High Bush Cranberry Trees were gone, so were the grosbeaks. This is wonderful to be able to look out my window and lesiurely take pictures of these handsome, gentle appearing birds every day.

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