A friend on Kiawah Island sent us this picture and asked if we could identify this bird. Although we’ve never seen it on Seabrook Island, it’s a common bird during summers in the northern part of the US. Do you know what bird this is? Have you ever seen this bird on Seabrook Island? Let us know by leaving a comment, and watch for our Sunday article about birds that stop on their way to their breeding grounds in the north.
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Spectacular bird. Agree — not seen him here. We often have him on our feeder in Rochester, NY.
That is a rose breasted grosbeak and we have seen in a few times in our yard but not recently. I do have a picture!
Yep, looks to be a male rose-breasted grosbeak. Just saw one yesterday in a maple tree here in Columbus, Ohio.
They are definitely rare occasional visitors to Seabrook Island. In 9 years, I have seen 2 or 3 individuals. Interestingly, unlike most birds that migrate through, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak seems to migrate through Seabrook more in the spring than the fall. Not sure if that is just an anomaly with my observations, but I have never seen one in the fall.