Saturday, November 17, 2018

Winter Finches( Grosbeaks) for Saturday Critters

I was very pleased to read this week that there is an expected influx of winter finches in my area and so on the day of my reading that information  I went out looking for Grosbeaks and red berries.  I went to my favourite pond area where I usually find ducks, but knew there were red berries there also and I found a Pine Grosbeak feeding on berries!  What a wonderful surprise and find!!

The next day I was hoping to see an Evening Grosbeak show up and they did!, a small flock with both male nd females within the group.
A male E. Grosbeak in Bird Alley

shown above  ,   male Evening Grosbeaks

above , a female Evening Grosbeak

Other  species of large iterant berry feeding birds, Bohemian Waxwings, (although not winter finches) stopped by to feed on our ornamental crab-apples

I had a wonderful week viewing feeding birds 
I am linking today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at:


eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow you have seen some awesome birds. I was hoping to see some of these migrants come my way. I would love to see the Pine Grosbeak and the Bohemian Waxwings. Great photos. Thanks for linking and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We are predicted to have a winter finch invasion this year, so I am hoping for these species locally. Friends of mine already have Pine. Siskins at their feeders but they haven’t found me yet.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These really are gorgeous and see like 'winter' birds that love the winter berries. Beautiful photos! Enjoy your weekend!

Adam Jones said...

Lovely pictures. I love to see the Waxwings though. Such colourful birds. Very unique.

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous photos! And I love your header too.

Jenn Jilks said...

Good work! We have so many birds at the feeders. And snow!!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

KB said...

Darling little birds