The Travels of Tug 44

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is a major spot of color at any bird-feeder offering sunflower seeds, which they absolutely love ... but they won't turn down a fat insect either. The beak is short and very heavy, perfect for cracking seeds. The male is the one with the bright red spot   high-res

This male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is busily crunching up one of his favorite foods, sunflower seeds.   high-res

The male Grosbeak is such a dandy that when he flies he flashes pink from under his wings.   high-res

The female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is mostly brown with a streaked brown and white breast.   high-res

This female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak shows off her feathers as she flutters to maintain her grip on the feeder.   high-res

Last look at the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, as he's watching me watching him. :)   high-res

June 2019, a Common Grackle arrives and scares off the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, as they always do, but the Grosbeak returned in under a minute. As he flew he was flashing his white spots on his wings and the red uder his wingpits, looking much like a flashing police car.   high-res

The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, one of the more colorful birds at the feeder.

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