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Male Evening Grosbeak

This week for my Saturday Bird I am continuing my recent theme of birds photographed in Saskatchewan in winter.

This is a male Evening Grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertinus) a member of the finch family. This individual was photographed in Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, Eastern Saskatchewan, Canada in winter. There’s some light snow falling around the bird. It was around -25°C which is probably why the bird is warming one leg in its feathers.

The species is found in coniferous and mixed forest across a large part of southern Canada and western mountainous areas of the U.S. and Mexico. The species migration is very variable traveling as far as the southern U.S. some winters.

Saturday Bird: Evening Grosbeak

4 replies on “Male Evening Grosbeak”

They are. We had a big influx of them late last autumn with dozens around the yard. They all moved on after a couple of days and we’ve not had any since.

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