Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak

Well FINALLY spring is arriving here the middle of May.  One more bird post before I can move on to actually blogging about gardening!    A gorgeous trio of Evening Grosbeaks visited my deck yesterday.    I don’t remember ever seeing this kind of bird before so had to dig out my Wisconsin bird book to identify it.    Always exciting to see new visitors – especially ones so bright and pretty!

 

Purple Finch and Evening GrosbeaksI was surprised to learn that these are actually finches.    Compared to purple finches that are constant visitors to my deck, they are quite a bit larger.   

Check out this page provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for more information.

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