Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks And Some Other Birds In My Back Yard.
Every Spring I anxiously watch my bird feeders, awaiting the return of the migratory birds to area. Some make my area their home. Others are just passing through. The rose-breasted grosbeaks are one of my favorites.
Unfortunately, the rose-breasted grosbeaks, haven’t stayed here in my backyard. They are usually only here for a few days each Spring. Still, I love to see them. I hope they both safely continue their journey north. One year one of them did not leave my yard. A few Spring ago my brother Mike and his son Mike Jr. were visiting. While watching some birds at another feeder, we heard a thump, looked to a feeder where rose-breasted grosbeaks were feeding, and saw some feathers floating to the ground. A hawk flew off into the trees. My nephew asked what happened and we had to tell him the grosbeak was dinner for the hawk. Such is the harshness of nature.
I am still waiting for the arrival of another favorite, the indigo bunting. I usually have one arrive a few days after the grosbeaks.. I don’t see any warblers or vireos here in my back yard, but , of course, I will be looking for these pretty birds in the surrounding parks over the next few weeks. I love watching our feathered friends and I love Spring!Here is a link to a gallery in my blog website with some more photographs of the rose-breasted grosbeaks and other birds I saw in my backyard. Backyard birds April 29/30 2020.
“Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.”