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The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is definitely one of the most colorful and handsome birds of North America. A male landed near our bird feeder two years ago, and I took a couple of photos which turned out amazingly good, probably due to a happy confluence of lighting and luck (see https://neihtn.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/rose-breasted-grosbeak-and-hummingbird/). However, since then it has not come back, even though I have been looking out for it in our backyard every now and then.

Early yesterday I saw some Goldfinch in their best breeding yellow color. As I set up the camera to take their pictures, I saw a Rose-breasted Grosbeak by the bird feeder. It waited for a Blue Jay to leave the scene, then spent a leisurely 15 minutes eating the sunflower seeds and did not flee when I opened the patio door for a better look.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak arriving at feeder.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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