Date: 1/2/18 10:16 am From: Qinglin Ma <qinglineric...> Subject: [Tweeters] Rose-breasted Grosbeak beak issue
Yesterday I was fortunate to have an encounter with the Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Max's yard. The bird came in around 3:00pm for a short visit. It only fed briefly on the ground not from the feeder. From the photos I took I noticed that the upper beak seems damaged: the tip is missing. I hope that this bird survives and finds its way home. See photos:
Prior to the arrival of the bird, a crow was eating a dead mole in the yard. It peaked at it vigorously to try to get meat out of it, but mostly just furs and some intestines. Next time I probably should call crows instead of mole control for my yard.
I would like to express my gratitude for the home owner Max who shares this bird with the community.