Grosbeak at our birdfeeder

For the first time, I have seen a rose-breasted grosbeak at our birdfeeder. I have always known they are present in the high country in Summer. But considering they only spend a few days at feeders, I was fortunate to have a vist from one for 2 – 3 days. Typically, the male migrates a few days before the female, and this is the time he visits feeders. Once the females arrive, the males become territorial and do not visit feeders often.

This plump, bright faced beauty seemed to have alot to say.