Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

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!