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Evening Grosbeak

It took 2 days, but I finally have succeeded in getting pics of the Evening Grosbeaks that have been visiting the Parkarosa Bird Buffet. I had to stand absolutely still at the window for half an hour before they got brave enough to return. On Friday there was just two. Now there are six, 3 males and their mates.

The males are extremely shy. One male comes to the tree first.

It looks around, then cheeps to call the others. All the females descend on the feeders in a cloud of wings chirping loudly as only a group of girls can.

 You can see how shy Mr. Grosbeak is. He hides behind the feeder as he eats.

The two other males follow a couple minutes later, hopping around the tree and standing guard, with the occasional snatching of a seed or two as they hop by the feeders.

Eventually I think they started to get used to seeing me in the window and got braver. After consuming a lot of seed (they are piggy little eaters) Mr. Grosbeak needed a drink of water.

They are a lot of fun to watch. I'm glad they stopped by.

Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Really pretty bird. I love being able to get photos. I know how hard it is.