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_MG_1234  Immature Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak

_MG_1234 Immature Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Yesterday I saw a fleeting glimpse of similar colors and knew I had encountered a bird I hadn't seen before. Today, when I spied this new bird at my feeder, I realized it was what I had seen yesterday. At first I was completely puzzled, but kept going back to the fat beak. From the cobwebs of my brain I pulled out big-beak = grosbeak, so I did some web surfing and decided that the colors fell in between a female and male rose-breasted grosbeak, so perhaps it was a juvenile...and a web search confirmed that it is a male juvenile. It was extremely exciting to add another name to my sighted birds list.

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Sue Weisensel03-Oct-2010 20:39
A nice shot to add to your collection!
heather03-Oct-2010 18:04
Fabulous capture Isabel.. wonderful detail with that little splash of red! V
Guest 03-Oct-2010 15:33
Pretty good shot of this interesting bird, nice smooth background.
Janet Forjan-Freedman03-Oct-2010 15:05
Nice work identifying this young male almost in his adult plumage. Beautiful catch!
Judith Barnett03-Oct-2010 14:50
What a beauty to add to your list! It must be a juvenile because the rosy bib is not as bright as the one you posted on Flickr. I think the winter birds are starting to arrive so I hope to do more bird shooting as the days progress.