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Checklist S29828485

 
Location
8170 Healy Road, Skagit County, Washington, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sat May 21, 2016 5:30 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s)
Observers:
Gary Bletsch
Species
17 species total
1
10
1

; /f

12
1
15
2
2
6
4
1

; /cs /h

5
1

; /cs /h

1

; /m /p male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at feeder for five to ten minutes!

The black-and-white pattern of this bird immediately caught my eye as I sat down to eat dinner with Heidi. I told her to run (not walk) and get her camera, and I rushed to the living-room window and grabbed the binoculars that I kept there. I could see the white undersides, black upperparts with bold white wing-patches, and conical bill. After a moment, the bird turned slightly, and I could see the triangular patch of rosy color on the breast as well. There were Black-headed Grosbeaks at the feeder on and off during this time; the Rose-breasted Grosbeak was the exact same size and shape as them, but with a very obviously different plumage color. We watched and photographed it for a few minutes, but then it flew into the pear-apple tree and disappeared, just as Heidi was getting ready to go out onto the porch to try for a closer photograph. Heidi's photos are much better than the poor ones I took with my little point-and-shoot camera, but I can't figure out how to put her photos onto this eBird checklist.

© Gary Bletsch

© Gary Bletsch

© Gary Bletsch

© Gary Bletsch

2

; /t 1730-1830

1

; /cs /h

2
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes