We’ve been lucky the last few days to see birds that are rare to our backyard. On Friday I was sitting outside with my camera and along came this male Rose-breasted Grosbeak:

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He’s a beautiful bird.  According to Wikipedia, Ohio is right on the edge of the migration and breeding ranges, so I suspect that he’s just passing through this area.  I didn’t get the chance to hear him sing before he flew away, but the Ohio Division of Natural Resources site  song recording description indicates that they sometimes sound like a “drunken robin.”  This guy appeared to be full control of himself as he took a look around the yard.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak2

He never hit the feeder or the bird bath, but I’m glad that he took notice.  Perhaps we’ll see him again.

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