Category Archives: Birds & Wildlife

FEMALE ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

A few days ago I posted some pictures of the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  We knew the female would show up and indeed she has.  Except for the beak, she doesn’t look like the male Grosbeak at all.

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20

 

While I’m at it, here’s today’s view of ‘our’ Goldfinches—

American Goldfinches (male) 05-05-20

 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Being home from the office allows me to catch more sightings of attractive birds availing themselves to our feeders.   About this time every year, we get to see Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.  Here is the male Grosbeak enjoying our sunflower seed this afternoon—

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20

Pileated Woodpecker Seen

January 2016 was the last time I saw a Pileated Woodpecker.  But just the other day, I spotted one while driving.  I pulled my car over to try to get whatever video I could from my iPhone.  (Apple clearly won’t use my video to sell their phone.)

It’s a truly splendid creature to see and its red color is much more vivid than shows in this video. The size is also impressive, larger than some hawks.

Pileated Woodpecker