Monday, April 18, 2011

Evening Grosbeak invasion

Known as an invasive species, Evening Grosbeak are living up to that descriptor as seem to be invading my area of Colorado. I have been hearing Evening Grosbeaks in my neighborhood in Canon City, CO for just over a week and have seen them high up in my neighbors tall trees.
Today I found two flocks of Evening Grosbeaks feasting on the tender shoots in groves of deciduous trees in locations about a half mile apart. Though the winds were gusting strongly, these agile birds fed on branches that jumped up and down as though riding some wild carnival rides. The winds also made taking these photos challenging. SeEtta