For the past several days we have seen rose-breasted grosbeaks, both male and female, at the bird feeder.  They are passing through as they migrate from their wintering areas in the Caribbean and Central and South America to their breeding areas in Canada and the northeastern U.S.  Last year several stopped here as they migrated northward, but most years we never see any at all.  The male birds have a bright red patch on their breasts, while the females are a grey-brown color with black streaks and white patches.  I photographed them through my kitchen window.  (9 images)

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7 thoughts on “Stopping By While Passing Through: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

      1. I know exactly what you mean! One of our favorite restaurants has installed a complex of bird feeders by the windows of their solarium. We love to be seated near the windows to watch the birds. What joy they bring! May all be well with you, WG

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  1. Hi Debbie: I am this to my PINTEREST site….along with the piece you did on the “snowballs that never melt”. You are an AMAZING writer!! We need to get you started on a book….one of those great coffee table books to portray your gorgeous photography and gift of writing. Let me know when you are ready to go to press. I want to get an autographed copy from you!! Much love from Albuquerque….from both of us….Anna Beth & Judy

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    1. Hi Judy. Thank you for those kind words. You have now joined a long list of people who keep trying to get me to write a book. Of course, most want me to write a novel based on our family. As you know, there are probably 5 or 6 novels-worth of stories in our crazy family. Hope you and Anna Beth are doing okay. Keep us informed. Deb

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