Last February, several evening grosbeaks, which we rarely see here, visited our bird feeder. About the size of robins, the males were yellow with black and white wings, a black tail, and a bright yellow band above the eyes.
The females were silver-gray with tinges of yellow and similar coloration to the males on the wings and tail. Both sexes sport a massive, conical bill – the origin of the name grosbeak – used for extracting and cracking seeds. [Read more…] about A Tale of Two Grosbeaks: Colorful Winter Finches