Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
This fine adult male graced the town of Groningen
from 16 until 20 November 2004 and was well-twitched by 100's of people. It
also got attention by the media. This bird was accompanied by an immature bird
(sex unknown but probably male). Both were very tame and most of the time
feeding on (fallen) berries of Sorbus aucuparia
and sometimes Viburnum
opulus. They were, however, very alert on
dogs and if they spotted one among the legs of 20+ birders around them they
were off! All pictures of the Grosbeak were made with an analogue Minolta 7000 camera
with a 50 mm lens.
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The early-morning twitch on
the 17th with 100+ birders present here.
photographers at work here!
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