Rose-breasted grosbeaks migrate through our area from about the middle of April until early May. They seemed a little later this year. I watched the feeders for days before they showed up. It was worth the wait.
I have been trying, without success, to get some photos since they have been here. This morning, I managed to get a few by staying inside and not disturbing them. These shots were taken through two panes of glass, so please forgive me if they seem a little fuzzy.
They hide in the scaly-bark hickory tree just off the deck.
This handsome fellow seems to really enjoy the woodpecker suet.
I'm really glad I was able to get these shots before they take off for the northeast. Y'all can come back anytime!