It was quite wet most of this Saturday and many birds were brought to ground. Our cedar hedges were full of birds and their spring songs. Pictured above and below is a slightly soggy, female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, which my wife, Linda spotted. The grosbeak was very timid around even the smallest of the other birds, but eventually got her share of seeds. (BarrytheBirder photos)
The photo at left, from the Chipper Woods Bird Observatory in Indianapolis, shows the distinctive (but not usually seen) yellow underwing of the female Red-breasted Grosbeak. The male's underwing is a rosy-red. The photo below shows the red underwings of a male that unfortunately was a victim of a collision with a window. This photo was taken by my friend, Bill Salter, of King Township. I posted this picture previously last September when the incident took place at Bill's home. Please comment if you wish.