Rose-breasted Grosbeaks by the Guild Inn: Sept 13, 2022

When the male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks arrive in May, their beauty almost takes my breath away.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

The female is also gorgeous though she looks nothing like the male:

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

I found a pair today near the Guild Inn and their colours are a bit washed out after a long summer. In the coming months they will moult and return to their springtime beauty.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male possible juvenile)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male possible juvenile)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male possible juvenile)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male possible juvenile)

Other birds (all were high in the treetops):

American Goldfinch
Blue Jay
Northern Flicker
Mourning Dove
American Robin (juvenile)
Merlin
American Goldfinches and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Merlin

Monarchs (we had dozens) and a frog:

Monarch
Monarch
Monarch
Green Frog

10am group:

1pm group:

MAILBOX

I think you would really enjoy  the book The Overstory by Richard Powers ..  It is about the ability of trees to communicate  
It is fiction filled with odd characters who all have different connections to trees. Fascinating.

When the trees talk, we need to listen, Suzanne Simard reveals in her bestselling book Finding the Mother Tree | CBC Radio

NATURE POETRY

I saw two clouds at morning,
Tinged by the rising Sun,
And in the dawn
They floated on
And mingled into one.      – John G. C. Brainard (1796–1828)

Miles Hearn

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