A pair of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks paused from their northern journey for a few days
and made themselves at home in my back yard...
|Females are brown and heavily streaked with a bold whitish stripe over the eyes|
|Nothing wrong with her appetite- she spent a lot of time at the feeders|
|Males are black and white with a brilliant red chevron which |
extends from the throat down the middle of the breast
|This male was very fussy at the feeders- he squawked when another bird intruded.|
The color coordination between he and the Red-headed Woodpecker made for a pretty good photo.
|He really fussed a lot with the cardinals. The female was fussy too, but not as much.|
The beautiful pair hung around for about 3 to 4 days- long enough to rest and refuel
then continued on with their journey to their breeding areas in the northern U.S. and Canada.
I wish them well on their journey. Maybe they'll return for a few days during fall migration.
I hope you all have a great Wednesday!
Linked with Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday