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Rose-breasted Grosbeak now here in numbers

Another fairly common migrant from the north, throughout most of Costa Rica, is the Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus). I have recorded it here at home from early October to late March, although the October sighting is rather unusual, with most arrivals coming in November. 544 more words

Around Turrialba

Rose-breasted Grosbeak #19


A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak I captured behind my lens this past summer. A little out of focus but hope you enjoy it anyway :)


My Favorite Migrator

October is a busy month for birds here in the Atlanta area.
Many of them have begun the long flight to their winter homes and stop by for a brief visit en route.   251 more words


The Return Trip

The Return Trip.


Just as in Spring, we get a lot of the migrant birds come over our mountain. In Spring heading north, in Fall heading south. 123 more words

Random Thoughts

Attracting Fruit-eating Birds

There are many birds, such as waxwings, that have a frugivorous (strictly fruit-eating) diet.  The only time they usually expand their diet to include insects is during the breeding season, when growing hatchlings require high amounts of protein for proper development.  222 more words