This week's featured bird has a gentle expression and demeanor, but birders aren't gentle at all when they see the pine grosbeak - they're ecstatic! These hardy northern finches are uncommon to see, but they do have occasional winter irruptions that bring them to many backyards, where they are welcome and honored guests.
Is the pine grosbeak on your life list? Share your sightings in the comments!
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