Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Guess that bird...

We get this bird for a short time every spring and fall.  I wish we had a better pic for you, but this is all we could get -- through a window and the screen.   

Apparently, I need to wash my windows. 
Hint:  It's a female.   Note the eyebrow, the white stripe on the wing, the striped breast, the beak.

Answer below the fold.

 Answer:    Rose breasted grosbeak   Pheucticus  ludovicianus

They're on their way back north this time of year.   We love having them.  They have a beautiful song.


  1. One year, I mistook a female purple finch for the female rose-breasted grosbeak. Duh... That was when I got glasses. ;D


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