Pine Grosbeaks

By , November 15, 2012 1:36 pm

Pine Grosbeaks on Lake Beauty 11/14/2012

Pine Grosbeaks on Lake Beauty

One of the great joys of birdwatching is the possibility of seeing a bird that you haven’t seen before or having the opportunity to see well a bird you only glimpsed momentarily. This year we had seen 2 new birds: the Lark Sparrow and the Black Tern. Just yesterday we added a third. I managed to see 2 Pine Grosbeaks in our neighbors yard and at the boat landing on Lake Beauty. The birds are normal fall and winter visitors to this part of the world but we had never seen them before. I would normally expect them in late December or January (following the pattern of Redpolls who usually come in January) but this year we have already had a Common Redpoll showing up at our feeder.

I don’t know how long we will see them or if yesterday was a one off appearance.

Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak 11/14/2012

One Response to “Pine Grosbeaks”

  1. Shawnne says:

    It goes to show you never know what you are going to see, anytime of the year! Today we think we saw a Loggerhead Shrike. It was on a road about 2 miles from here. Unfortunately, it flew away before we could photograph it. Just when it seems we won’t see any new birds, guess what, we do! The weather is clear and mild today. The ponds and the lake are starting to freeze. I think it’ll be winter before we even know it!

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