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!
I 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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