First time sighting.

by Eileen Teti
(Philadelphia, PA)

I looked out at my bird feeder today to see, for the first time ever, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak! He flew away, and I noticed the feeder was low; it was filled with average wild bird seed.

I ran out to re-fill it, and the man doing home repairs who was right near the feeder on a ladder commented on the bird that "had red in it" being right there.
Well, after a short while, he returned, and I was able to get some photos from my window.
I had to leave for work, but my father , who was babysitting our daughter, said that it stuck around even until later in the afternoon when my mother stopped by.
I saw that they usually are here in summer around here, so I guess this guy is early; hope to see him again!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Rose Breasted Grosbeak.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. long billed bird

    Aug 18, 18 02:14 PM

    This is a very long-billed bird that loves mealworms. He resembles a brown thrasher without the long tail feathers.

    Read More

  2. Thistle whizzle

    Aug 18, 18 02:13 PM

    We have been trying to attract thes little beauties fir years with a variety of fancy thistle seed. Gave up and let them have at the sunflowers in our

    Read More

  3. Dull-colored bug-eater with a yellow beak?!

    Aug 14, 18 05:25 PM

    Spotted in Southeastern PA on 8/13/2018. Sparrow-sized. Blackish-greyish legs. Bright yellow beak. White breast without markings. Brownish wings with white

    Read More