Saturday, January 12, 2013

Evening Grosbeaks!

It has been quite a long time since I have posted.  Life has finally settled down a bit, so I decided, since I had some good material, I would put together a post.

We drove for a little over an hour southeast of  Indianapolis to see Evening Grosbeaks. They have been hanging out at some feeders at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary in Connersville, IN.

When we arrived at 8:30 am, we were told they had observed 6 Evening Grosbeaks around 8 am. Usually, we were told, they come back about every 15 to 20 minutes. So, we waited patiently... And waited...And waited. Finally, around 10 am, five of the flock returned. Four are on the feeder below. Three males and one female in this image. The males have the yellow "eyebrow".

We observed one lonely female that was rejected when she approached the feeder. The others chased her away.  Maybe she chews her food too loudly. :) She patiently waited for her turn at the feeder.

The others left, so she got her chance and the feeder all to herself.  What a beauty!