Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak
 The evening grosbeak is a colorful member of the finch family that is found in North America. They breed in the cooler climates of Canada and the Rocky Mountains and winter through out much of the United States. They used to be considered more of a western species but in the mid 1800's they began to expand their territory eastward until by the 1920's they were found from coast to coast.
Evening Grosbeak
 During the winter evening grosbeaks are a frequent visitor to feeders where their large beak helps them to crack open seeds that smaller birds can not handle. Their winter diet consist mainly of seeds. However during the summer they turn to insects for the major part of their diet. They are particularly fond of caterpillars and spruce budworm larvae which they glean from trees.


11 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

This is fabulous bird and superb shots of it.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful bird and photographs!

I love animals, i photograph them myself very often.

Melody (abc-w)

Adam Jones said...

What a cool looking bird and brilliant images.

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Roger Owen Green said...

very nice!
ROG, ABCW

fredamans said...

Lovely bird!

Pat Ulrich said...

really beautiful bird -- nice captures!

Joy said...

Love fiches, also nice to hear of a bird thriving.

Marie C said...

Great post! I loved seeing this awesome bird!

Chris Rohrer said...

Yeah this is one gorgeous bird. Everytime I see one, I think WOW!

Trubes said...

Enchanting little bird, so pretty.

Best wishes.

Di.
ABCW team.