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 Fine said...

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