|Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus lodovicianus; Horse Cove, Alabama|
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are passing through North Alabama at this time. I saw the first grosbeak on Thursday. I shot this handsome fellow this afternoon a little before sunset. I get to enjoy these birds for only a couple of weeks during the spring as they head north to their nesting grounds. They will return in September on their way south, but will not look this good.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/60 second @ f5, Gitzo Tripod