The Outside World, In and Around Duluth

Pine Grosbeak

This female pine grosbeak apparently hit our window and died. I was able to find it before the dog did, thank goodness.

It’s interesting how she still has bits of crabapple on her bill from our tree.

The pine grosbeak is the largest of the finches, and their bill certainly fits their name: grosbeak. When you consider that pine siskins, with their needle bills are part of the same family, it’s pretty cool to see the range of adaptation within the same family of birds.

I wish I knew more about birds to know what other interesting things I could be looking for when I have one up close like this.

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