Grosbeak Action at the feeder

Evening Grosbeak
male Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) Multnomah County

Grosbeak action at the feeder. Yesterday a small flock of Evening Grosbeaks (Coccothraustes vespertinus) attended our feeder for about 15 minutes. I was lucky enough to capture a few photos while using my car as a blind. The birds don’t seem to mind the presence of the car with me inside but if I try to approach the feeder on foot they scatter. The male Grosbeak (above), having a bright gold stripe above the eye,   is more colorful than the female (below). This was a first sighting for me although our bird book says the Evening Grosbeak is a permanent resident of our area. In size the bird is just smaller than a robin but several times larger than a House Finch, a near relative.

Evening Grosbeak
female Evening Grosbeak Multnomah County


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