Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

one of my most favorite Migrants

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

this one was sitting in my Scarlet wisteria tree

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

have some good female pics to I have to find

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Whidbey Island, WA(Zone 7a)

Breathtaking!!!! Gorgeous bird and what wonderful photos you have taken, Donna!

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

these were taken right out my bathroom window of my old home

Marlton, NJ

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for posting these Donna!

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

These guys sing as pretty as they look, too!

Albuquerque, NM(Zone 7b)

Sweet compositions with the scarlet blooms Donna! Hear Hear! :)
Haven't seen these guys here...
~Amy

Marlton, NJ

I'll have to keep an eye out for them in summer.

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

Look in the tops of tall trees, they seem to like to hold watch in the late afternoon and sing.

Kingsport, TN(Zone 6b)

Donna B these are wonderful photos! I have never seen one and really hope to some day. I'm green with envy!

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

wow....absolutely beautiful.....I'm envious....! I had a rare visit from a Black Headed Grosbeak last April and was thrilled to get a very quick photo thru the screen in my bedroom window. I had never seen one of these before. The Rose-Breasted is lovely...! Thanks for sharing... :)

Melanie

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Linthicum Heights, MD(Zone 7a)

I usually see at least one at my feeder during migration. Here is a photo taken on 5/3/06.

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Marlton, NJ

Really nice pic Linth! These guys are so interesting, they must look great flying past at eye level.

Blythe, CA(Zone 10b)

I've only seen one in my area, and at that time I didn't have a digital ...how lucky you are to have these birds and get pictures of them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Shelburne Falls, MA(Zone 5a)

Donna, great shots of one of the most gorgeous birds. They come through in summer and they nest in the area but not here. Boy would I love to see a black headed grosbeak!! Thanks for your quick photo, Melanie!

Whidbey Island, WA(Zone 7a)

And I would love to see a Rose Breasted Grosbeak - lol!!!! We have the Black Headed variety around quite a bit (not this time of the year, though) and occasionally the Evening Grosbeak during migration.

Shelburne Falls, MA(Zone 5a)

I guess the grass is always greener.....

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

I would love to see any sort of grosbeaks....lol Quite rare here, methinks.... :)

Melanie

Shelburne Falls, MA(Zone 5a)

Do you have crossbills there? I once saw them in AZ. I looked up and saw the profile of their beaks above me and blurted out "crossbills". Never have seen them again, even in AZ.

Linthicum Heights, MD(Zone 7a)

Here's the male Blue Grosbeak which I confuse with the Indigo Bunting, at a distance. I haven't seen an Evening Grosbeak in my area for years and years.

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Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

Beautiful pictures! I have seen exactly one Rose Brested on my feeder, last year. No pic.

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

my very first experience of seeing them was 6 males and 6 females that stayed for 2 weeks. I had no idea what they were and was totally in awe. I was a newbie Birdwatcher lol

Shelburne Falls, MA(Zone 5a)

Linthicum, that is a wonderful grosbeak and I can see why you would confuse him with an Indigo Bunting (esp. headwise). What is its habitat? (Not home to look it up.) Years ago (20!) I planted grass seed in my yard and when I looked out the small yard was covered with Evening Grosbeaks! Wow. I couldn't decide whether to just watch them or save my seed. I think I waited a while, got my fill, and walked out to set the flock on the wing. And I haven't seen them here since. I guess I REALLY must have scared them. LOL.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

lol boojum...

Beautiful photos.....! I know Texas has alot of migrants moving thru during the season....and odd species are beginning to cross the border from northern Mexico (i.e. Green Jays), I just wish they would linger a bit longer for me to get a photo...lol

Melanie

Shelburne Falls, MA(Zone 5a)

Last year I thought I would finally get to TX to go birding but then it fell through. I've got to get there sometime. As you've reminded me, you have so many interesting birds.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

lol boojum....I miss the birds in MA when I lived in Acton! I couldn't believe the different species up there. I had never seen nesting robins before, tho they migrate thu here in the Winter...and don't get me started on Eastern Bluebirds! What lovelies... :) Alot of birders do indeed flock here (no pun intended :) in the Spring...especially along the coast and near the border of Mexico. They see some really unusual birds of tropical origins in the Rio Grande Valley. You should get down here sometime... :)

Melanie

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Gorgeous birdie Donna!
Great pics yall!!

Hebron, KY

We only get to see the Rose Breasted Grosbeak, if we're lucky, during the Spring and/or Fall migrations. Would love to have them here year round! Every time I see the male or the female, I get speechless, excited and in awe!

They stop for the sunflower seeds and I try to keep the feeders filled with lots of those seeds during that time, in hopes they'll grace us with their appearances.

I haven't gotten any photos in my yard yet, but DH took this one at the Suncoast Seabird Santuary while we were on vacation last January in FL.

Edited to add...... that we don't have any variety of Grosbeaks here and haven't seen any except the Rose Breasted one.

Thanks for sharing all your pics!

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Hebron, KY

DH took this one too at the SSS.

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Hebron, KY

Great photos everyone!!!

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

Marilyn a trick I figured out is if you have to take a pic through a cage put your lens against the cage and focus. the cage will disappear so how lol

Hebron, KY

Thanks Donna!

Stamford, CT

Just saw one of these handsome fellows at our feeder yesterday. What a treat!

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

I have 4 that have been here for a week now. 3 males and 1 female. Probably leave in a few days now that these fronts have past

Summerville, SC(Zone 9b)

Donna what a wonderful pictures! We get the Blue Grosebeak but I keep praying for a sighting of the Rose. I wil lhave ot make do with the Paitned Buntings. We have 2 pairs this year my niehbor and I am so thrilled. Now if I can just get some decent picutes of them. The screen shows through in the ones he sits still for. I am hoping he will get more used to me out there this year. The females are felaxing more now with me out there.
Deb B

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

I believe I had a quick glance at the female Rose Breasted Grosbeak yesterday. Have yet seen the colorful male this season. I'm looking "UP" on tree top and hoping. Those are great pics. DonnaB.
Kim

Mandeville, LA(Zone 8b)

It could have happened, Lily. I had a RB Grosbeak at my feeder about a week ago, and I am farther south than you. Here he is at my feeder with a male House Finch and a female Northern Cardinal. I jumped out of my chair when I saw him at the feeder. He hung around for several days, so keep looking.

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Clinton, MD(Zone 7a)

Welp I guess I will have to enjoy them through you guys photos. I have never seen one...so thanks for sharing.

Independence, MO(Zone 6a)

I usually get a pair of RB Grosbeaks each year migrating thru in early May. This year they arrived on May 8th, ended up seeing four pair. They will usually hang around about ten days. Orioles visited this year for the first time also, two pairs of Baltimore, and one day I spotted an Orchard. (Independence Mo)

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