Monday, May 10, 2010

A Crusader!

I never thought of describing a Rose Breasted Grosbeak as a "mini Crusader".....but that is what my daughter suggested as I pointed out this fellow at the bird feeder.  She has been watching episodes of the BBC's Robin Hood series lately.   The female is not nearly as dramatic, but she does stand apart with her eye markings...although next to the male American Goldfinch you hardly notice her!  If you want to see an amazing picture of the female grosbeak, check here.


  1. How much patience does it require to get these pics?! Nice job capturing such contrast in the 2nd pic.

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  3. I love historical analogies. Great shots. Your right Jayne had a lovely female Grosbeak picture.