One of my mother’s favorite hobbies was bird watching. She would love to have traveled the world to see the different species of these remarkable animals. A species that caught my eye was revealed on the recent cover of Birds and Blooms. I’ve never seen this beautiful finch, but I’m sure my mother had as a young girl growing up in Canada. Read more to find out how I know…
The pine grosbeaks are a species of finch. They are the largest in the northern finch family. They appear tame, since they don’t fly away when startled. Therefore, they’re fun to search for while one is bird watching.
The male pine grosbeaks are beautiful in the winter time, when it’s bright pinkish-red coloring is offset by the white snow. As for the female, she’s not as colorful. This arrangement, more attractive male than female, reminds me of the cardinal.
These birds travel in large flocks. They can be found in Canada and in the northern states. The pine grosbeaks can also be found in the northern forests of Europe and Russia.