This is the first Evening Grosbeak that I have seen in a long, long time. I was delighted to look out the door and see it eating.
I copied this photo from the web. This is what they look like in full breeding plumage.
On this cold fall day,
I sit huddled on a limb,
Wishing it were Spring.
distortion of reality
killer of people and animals
destroyer of life
130,000 acres burned in north-western Colorado. Air quality index today – 175.
My backyard visitors.
This poor guy is molting, but still handsome.
These guys usually remain higher in the mountains. It is nice to have her foraging in my yard.
One of my favorite birds, always fun to watch.
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (female)
This little female is probably one of the last to visit my feeders. I had four hanging around, but they have decided to head south. Wishing them a safe journey.
Juncos and White-crowned Sparrows have shown up, indicating they are migrating south and down from higher elevations.
Look for migrating birds in your yard.
Enjoying retirement: On The Road & At Home