Post by denisknopp on Jul 27, 2009 15:04:28 GMT -8
Hi Birders, Sorry for the delay in posting this sighting I've be in the field away from the internet. I saw the RBGR in a shrub on my way back from Keefer going to the Nahatlach river valley UTM 10 U 605838 5539971. The RBGR was concealed but I new it was something different, I tried pishing and out it came in full view. The bird was a male with some BHGR back in its line as the rose red V on its brest was fringed in orange. This was a lifer for me, my first in years. Life is full of surprises. Denis
Post by murraybrown on Jul 27, 2009 15:56:05 GMT -8
Great sighting Denis. There was a male RBGR seen at Sumallo Grove about 3 or 4 weeks ago by Mike McGrenere. It makes me wonder? Not that far away as the Grosbeak flies! I saw one at a feeder in rural Langley in the dead of winter a few years ago, and they were as common as dirt up in the Peace this summer. But a pretty rare bird this far west.