Some birds are year round residents in my backyard, others are seasonal guests, and a few simply stop in for a brief layover during their cross country flights.
One of my favorite birds that only lands in Atlanta for a couple of days each year is the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. When these guys show up, I drop everything and run for the camera!
This handsome male with his lovely mate (you can see how different their color tones are!) just stopped in to fuel up for the rest of their journey.
They’ve been playing a bit of hide and seek with me, but I did manage to get a few photos.
It’s easy to see why I love these beauties!