Aug 29-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: August: Aug 29-15
At the feeder    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
In the tree    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
Immature Rose-breasted Grosbeak    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm:

When Bob and Liz Gilreath spotted this bird on their Hubbell feeder, they weren't quite sure what kind of bird it was, as they had never seen one like it before. Their first thoughts were perhaps a young robin, but they had never seen robins on their feeders, so in order to identify the bird, Bob posted the photo on his Facebook page and asked if anyone knew what it was.

One of his friends came to the rescue and identified it as an immature female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Bob also mentioned that when it flies, it has orange-red under its wings. The beak gave it away for me, as soon as I saw that "thick" beak, I figured it was a Grosbeak, but I wasn't sure which kind. How neat to see a young one like this at your feeder and get some good photos of it besides!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:09 pm:


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:30 pm:

Pretty bird!:>

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:46 pm:

great pictures....and a cute bird

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:48 pm:

Excellent detail and clarity!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm:

I would have said young Evening Grosbeck on first look, but I can see it being a Rose-Brested.

Nice photo guys!

By Just me (Jaby) on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 12:37 am:

What great pics! I seem to be unable to get such clear
photos of the birds that come to my feeder.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:32 am:

Great pictures of a young Grosbeak out on her own shopping for groceries. I enjoy looking at the many different kinds of birds.
I did not know what kind of bird it was but after about ten minutes I eliminated Cardinal and Blue Jay.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 08:44 pm:

I have been so inspired and learned so much since friending Michigan Bird Watching and Birding Michigan on Facebook! I love those pages!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 04:34 am:

Pretty little bird.

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