Rose Breasted Grosbeak
(Palm Harbor, FL)
About ten years ago, I was so excited to have a Rose Breasted Grosbeak visit my feeder. He came only a couple of days and then didn't see him again. I happen to be thinking about this bird the other day and wished I would have a visit again. Well, just yesterday I happen to spy a different bird on the feeder. When I carefully approached, there it was a Rose Breasted Grosbeak. I managed to get the cell phone camera and take two pics. They weren't that good because they were taken from inside and the glass was not clean. But thrilled!!! This morning he returned to the feeder but a male cardinal was there too and the Grosbeak ended up flying away. Now I sit with feeder in sight and hope he returns again.
I live in the northern most part of Pinellas county in Florida. Lake Tarpon and John Chesnut Park are my backyard. I only put sunflower seeds in my feeder.
I am lucky to have Eagles, owls, pair of Swallow tail Kites, hummingbirds, hawks of all kinds, and several others but the Rose Breasted is by far my favorite.