Grosbeaks and friends migrating through

Male rose breasted grosbeaks were all over Fort Desoto in mid-April. They were eating the mulberries while resting up before their migration up north. Most of them had mulberry juice all over their beaks.

A few females and juveniles were also munching on the berries.

Catbirds were eating as well.

I only got a brief glimpse of the Baltimore oriole before he took off.

I only saw one indigo bunting on this trip but more would pass through later in the month.

A small portion of the crowd at Fort Desoto during spring migration in mid-April. It felt like there were more people than birds that morning but at least there were a lot of eyes looking out for the birds. There wasn’t a lot of variety there but it was still early for migration.

Linking to Wednesday Around the World.

5 thoughts on “Grosbeaks and friends migrating through

  1. Beautiful birds! Great photos!
    Some years we see Rose-breasted Grosbeaks here in northeast Mississippi during migration, but in other years they skip us.
    Love your photos!
    Have a blessed day!

  2. Nice shots of the grosbeaks. I actually saw one fly over the road in front of me, but he kept on going to a stand of trees quite some distance away. Ruined my excitement. Beautiful oriole!

  3. Oh I love it! It’s like they are getting the treat of their lives…that sweet juice all over their beaks. Such beautiful birds! Loved the oriole and indigo bunting also!

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