Documentation of Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Observer Information

Reporter:  J Marsh   
Other Observers:  Ron Marsh

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Rose-breasted Grosbeak
First Date/Time:  6/3/2013
Last Date/Time:  6/3/2013
Duration (total time in view):  several minutes; then daily
County:  Chaffee
Specific Location:  12885 C.R. 195
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Pinyon trees; Arkansas River foliage

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  8X42 binocs; 400X camera lens
Distance:  5 - 25 ft.
Light:  ranging from sunny to cloudy over several week period

Description of the Bird

I am very familiar with this bird from observing this bird during the spring migration at South Padre Island, TX (March-May).
Behavior: typical Grosbeak behavior - originally spotted feeding on seed feeder in yard.
Call: unknown
Plumage: elderly

Similar Species Discussion

Very familiary with Black-headed Grosbeak; have observed Red-breasted Grosbeak over several years of spring migration at South Padre Island, TX

Resources Used

Field guides; internet

Previous Experience

Black-headed, Blue and Red-Breasted observations over several years


Notes made AFTER observation

Additional Information

Comments: If photo desired, please request. This bird appears to be alone and elderly (not very colorful and straggly in appearance.
Time: 9:58 a.m. MDT
Elevation: 7280
Other Dates: daily 06/03/2013 thru today 07/08/2013
Nearest Town: Salida
Independent Observers: Yes

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Date Documentation Submitted

7/8/2013 8:53:00 PM