The Homestone

Friday, June 24, 2011

Rose Breasted Grosbeak on the Meadow

Some excitement on the meadow this morning. Our first ever sighting of this lovely bird! The Rose Breasted Grosbeak is not native to our area. The mapping at 'All About Birds" shows that they summer slightly out of range to the east so he likely just veered off course on one of our summer storms. This may be the only time we see him but we're hoping that he brought his mate and that they'll decide they like it here. We really do love our Grosbeaks! Our Evening Grosbeaks brought their first batch of little ones to the feeder about a week ago. They are so sweet and almost as big as their parents. Another great birding resource is Boreal Birds where they say of the rose-breasted grosbeak that an estimated 39% of the species' North American population breeds within the Boreal Forest. Our meadow is on the edge of the Boreal Forest. Boreal Birds is a great website with a mission of "Conserving the Boreal Forest for our Songbirds". Thanks for visiting. Till next time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

July 18 2011
We have a rose breasted grosbeak
adult male at our feeder. He has
been here for 3 days!! We are
excited about this bird being here
but because he is so far out of his
range it would be nice if he had a
mate. I think this is the third
sighting for this area west of
Clinton, BC.