Juvenile male rose breasted grosbeak

We have been watching grosbeaks for years. We’ve never seen a juvenile like this before. It must be migrating through from someplace further north.

Hidden Gem

Happened upon this lovely female Rose-breasted Grosbeak sitting on a nest as I went for a walk at our farm.

Migrating Birds

As the 2021 spring migration ends, these are a variety of the birds that I’ve seen migrating through Northern Illinois this spring.

Rose-breasted grosbeak

First Rose-breasted Grosbeak of 2020!

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Couple

Photos taken 5/14/2018, but as long as there was safflower, they have been around.

Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Feeds Juvenile.

I saw this male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak eating some suet at the suet feeder and I was surprised to see a juvenile come along, as well!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology