Friday, March 22, 2013

Male Grosbeak...

This lovely male Grosbeak came to visit me last week.
I love the colors, I'm always amazed that Alaska has such wonderful colored birds.


  1. You always get the best close up shots..that sweet precious face.

    Have a wonderful weekend. xo

  2. I agree with Sherri B. You have such a talent for capturing the smallest beauty! Are these common? I don't know if I've ever seen them. Beautiful!!!

    1. Thanks Amanda, these birds are common around Cooper Landing and throughout South Central. They like pine forested areas. Their bills are built for eating seeds out of pine cones. They travel in small groups and can be attracted to bird feeders that have sunflower seeds. The females are a yellowish green color. I always feel like I should be somewhere tropical when I spot a red male. Alaska's cardinal.