Saturday, November 29, 2014

Evening Grosbeaks at Big Bear Lake.

There have been reports of evening grosbeaks at Big Bear Lake for a week or so. The bird met all the criteria for an hour drive to go see a new bird. It's colorful, it's been in the same location for a week, and there were good directions. As soon as we got out of the car at the Civic Center, we heard them and saw them a few seconds later. They were a bit difficult to see well because they hang out high in the trees and blend in. With a bit of uncharacteristic patience, Mike stayed around a while and got some good photos, taking a break to get some coffee and tea. Chris tolerated the long and winding mountain road and as a reward got a cinnamon stick at Sugar Pine Bakery.

The male evening grosbeak is stunning.

Evening Grosbeak
Male Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak
Female Evening Grosbeak

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