I get to see the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks only during the spring migration. They pass through the Mississippi flyway, spend a few days at the feeders in my locale, and then continue their journey northward toward their summer home. Surprisingly, they are quite docile and put up with the camera clicks unlike other birds that are much more skittish. The female looks very different from the male, being brown and speckled. This male lit on a branch before going to the feeders for breakfast. It’s been a lovely experience seeing these wild birds up close. This is the first time I’ve seen three pairs at my feeders and the first time they’ve lingered long enough for me to get some varied shots of them.