Daily Archives: May 26, 2015

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5-26-15

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

This is one of the most strikingly beautiful birds which occasionally make their way to Southern California.  Paul Lehman found one in Jacumba in June of 2013, and I’ve been looking ever since.  This morning this stunning adult male landed at my feeders.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5-26-15

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5-26-15

I am a bit surprised that this bird knew how to navigate a sock feeder.  Usually, only finches are interested in the nyger seed.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5-26-15

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5-26-15

This is my 124th yard bird, and 188th Jacumba bird.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5-26-15

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5-26-15

This bird is in hog-heaven.