Last January we had our first sighting of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. This amazing bird has returned for another late December and January visit. He seems to enjoy our upside-down suet feeder. The video has him pecking away at the suet while the outside temperature today is about 10 F.
My post earlier this week showed a young, non-breeding Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. Last Monday, we were visited by several Grosbeaks (5 by our count, 3 males, 2 females). Here’s some pictures and videos of them on our feeders-
Here are two males, a young male and a mature male Grosbeak:
Most years in May, we are treated to seeing Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders. This year, we saw a “non-breeding” male Grosbeak with a distinctive brown-black color to its feathers. It is still in “winter feathers”. This guy was doing gymnastics to get his seed which you can observe in the video.