I was admiring the photos posted on Carol’s blog (flowerhill farm), one of which included a pine grosbeak. It reminded me to post a photo or two of the pine grosbeaks that visit our garden in the winter – a very welcome call, adding color and life to the backyard landscape during these dreary winter days.
Here’s a photo of the male. He’s nipping away at the spruce buds.
And here’s the female. Unusual, that she isn’t just a paler version of the male – as we frequently see with birds. She’s adorned with this beautiful gold head. Too bad I didn’t get a shot of them side by side so we could see the red and gold together.