Rose-breasted grosbeak in the Adirondacks

February 01, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Wow, I can't believe it is already February 1st. January went by so fast, like a blink of an eye. I'm guessing it went by so fast because I've been so focused on my over demanding and extremely busy new job. I look forward to the arrival of spring and camping season and hopefully the ability to take a little time off for R&R.

Now that we are in the 2nd month of the new year, camping season is really on my mind. I have a huge shopping list of things I need to purchase and bring up. A bunch of the items are for my two new kitties (Minnie and Cooper) as they'll need all of the basic essentials they have at home, plus toys and kitty condo's. Although, I'm not sure yet how I'll get things set up for them in the camper. It will be interesting taking them on the road trips and bringing them up there. I hope they love it as much as my boyz did.

With camping season burning in my brain, I figured I would share another one of my shots taken from my camp site. Tonight's shot is of a rose-breasted grosbeak. They don't really stick around and visit like the evening grosbeaks do, but I do get a few sightings during the season. Although they don't stick around, they still count as one of my roughly 20 species of birds that visit me in the Adirondack Mountains during camping season. 

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are part of the cardinal family. Their diet consists of seeds, berries, insects, and nectar. During the spring-fall months they can be found in the open wooded areas of Canada and in the northeastern regions of the United States. In winter, they migrate south to Central America and the Caribbean. Their life spans are roughly 7 years in the wild and up to 24 years in captivity. The most common threats for them in the wild include collisions with object such as buildings and cars. 

Here is one of the beautiful rose-breasted grosbeaks that have visited my feeders in the Adirondacks.

Rose-breasted grosbeakRose-breasted grosbeakA rose-breasted grosbeak in the Adirondack Mountains. This image was taken by Debbie Quick from Debs Creative Images.


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