Beverly Jensen; Paul and Polly Neldner
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
Around and hour
151 County Road 359
Rural backyard, mixed coniferous and deciduous trees, open spaces
Swarovski 8.5X42, 500 mm lens
Very good bright days, some overcast
Description of the Bird
Pinkish bill, Black head, Rose colored "v" on chest Black back, white rump, white patches on wings
Behaviors: All three seen with Evening and Black-headed Grosbeaks, feed on the ground and also from suet and oranges placed in yard. Molting birds seem to be more aggressive..actively chasing off other birds...while full adult seems to avoid confrontation
Call: Heard...similar to American Robin...but sweeter
Plumage: 1 Adult Breeding, 2 Sub-adult or molting
Similar Species Discussion
Unmistakable. As all are males cannot be mistaken for Evening or Black-headed Grosbeaks
Sibley's and Petersons
Have had the birds on the backyard previous years.
Notes made DURING observation
Date Documentation Submitted
5/22/2011 10:41:00 PM
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