Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pine Grosbeaks without a face full of berry mush

video

On the way to see the Hawk Owl we passed some Pine Grosbeaks gritting on a quiet road, so, taking the opportunity to get a photo of the birds without a face full of chewed berries, I took stills and video. The second bird is less active.

This short video shows the birds busily taking up the grit and also shows what a great finch this is, even as an immature they are colourful and, being about the size of a Spaniel, they are all the more impressive. We also saw a couple of Bohemian Waxwings too, our first of the winter.

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