Monday, October 29, 2012

Evening Grosbeak

Common to our north and west, this bird is quite uncommon in Maryland, with only a handful of records at best each year.

But, in anticipation of a major finch irruption this winter, we have already had 3 or 4 sightings this fall, including this very obliging bird at a feeder in Howard County. Many thanks to Russ Ruffing for being so obliging himself and allowing dozens of visitors to enjoy the bird.





Another view:



Kind of a fearsome big fella:






What cool headwear!



1 comment:

dAwN said...

Nice visitor! Hope you all stay safe..it looks pretty bad down there.