Earlier in the day spotting this unusual looking bird in the dead part
of the dogwood tree immediately put a stop to my telephone conversation
and made me reach for the camera. He was preening and the red color
under his wing had caught my eye. The head looked like a female Purple
Finch but I knew it wasn't. I've never seen a first year male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak before. I just came home from town and he was on
my patio. This time he was facing me so I could see tinges of pink on
the chest. What a treat to have this visitor.
Yesterday afternoon had some nice activity in the bird baths. The female
Redstart was here a few times. A surprise was a female year Indigo
Bunting with some blue showing. They sure love the bath. A very
colorful Warbler was here several times to bathe. Will have to wait for
a friend to see the video before making a positive ID.