Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Grosbeaks everywhere

Our blackheaded grosbeak has returned with two girlfriends. I'm pretty sure the female grosbeak is the one I mistakenly took for a western meadowlark last month. The females are quite different from the males, which is perhaps why I couldn't find them in my bird book.

The bright orange bird with the black head is the male, and the more subltly colored bird with the white stripes near its eyes is the female. There must be a flock flying around; I saw two females at one point on the feeder.

It's amazing I actually get any work done...

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