Sunday, December 26, 2010

Now Three Pine Grosbeaks

I was so happy today to see two more male pine grosbeaks have shown up to keep the first guy company. I have great hopes that we will once again, end up with a nice little flock of them for the winter. Their beautiful red colour against the white snow, and mixed in with the gold coloured evening grosbeaks and bluejays is a winter treat.
This is a little redpoll joining them. The grosbeaks are almost entirely ground feeders while the redpolls - now a flock of over 20 - usually attack the nyger feeder, but also will eat seed on the ground.