Friday, September 23, 2016

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

              A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak is photobombed as she poses prettily in Mequon, WI.

She sees something interesting and strains to investigate.

She is a careful bird. There is a Cooper's Hawk in this neighborhood and Cooper's are fast and deadly. The hawk has not been seen today, but that is of little comfort to her.

The usual seeds and berries of fall are scattered all around, although the summer insects are disappearing. 

She will need to gather many seeds and berries along her way to Central or South America. This is just a brief stop for her...passing through Wisconsin.


Credits: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds
The Sibley Guide to Birds