So, today, we went to Tractor Supply and picked up a new feeder. I removed the platform feeder and hung the new one in its place.
Birds are notoriously cautious about accepting anything new in their territory. They have to be. Their lives can depend on it. I wondered how long it would take for them to accept the new feeder and settled down to watch and find out.
While I was watching the interactions of the birds with the feeder, I had a wonderful surprise.
I wondered if perhaps there was a female grosbeak in the area. The question had barely formed in my mind when...
These beautiful birds stayed in the yard all afternoon. I know they are just passing through and will not be here for long, but it sure would be nice if they would linger for a couple of days and give me a chance for more grosbeak watching.
Anyway, I'm really happy that I got to see them today and that I got to add number 107 to my yard bird list. They made my week!