Saw one for the first time ever this afternoon.

by Diana Latta
(Hastings, FL (St. Johns county))

Hi. I am in Hasting, Florida, which is between Gainesville and St. Augustine in northeastern Florida. A pair (I think they were both males because both were black with striking white patches and a red throat)was feeding on seed in the front yard feeder. I have mixed wild bird seed augmented with sunflower seeds. I couldn't get a good photo through the window but I got a really good look with my binoculars. I love seeing birds I have never seen before.

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May 01, 2015
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Rose-breasted grosbeak NEW
by: Anonymous

I ID'd the birds. They are rose-breasted grosbeaks. They came back the next day too.

Apr 30, 2015
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saw one for the first time ever this afternoon NEW
by: Brook

Hi Diana, It certainly seems that someone in your area will be able to ID your two birds. It is always a learning experience for me to help ID a bird even when I haven't seem it before. I am very curious about this bird so I hope you don't mind if I ask a few questions.

What size are they in comparison to a Robin?
Where are the white patches?
Can you be more specific on what you mean by patches, are they spots, streaks, bars...?
Are they totally black with the white patches and a red neck or is there any other markings?

I appreciate you obliging my inquisitiveness.

Brook Daphnie

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