Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA

While I was in Arizona in February, I saw many birds that we don't see here in Hawaii.  This one is a male Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus).  I was told that this species is common in the western Unites States.   I saw him in Tucson, and he was kind enough to pose for me.

8 comments:

Thomas L said...

That's a beautiful bird!

I just love observing, listening (I try to learn all bird sounds) and photographing birds. Hoping I will get a new zoom lens today =D

Claire said...

Lovely shot, I have been bird watching since I could walk, as my dad and grandad are both bird nuts.

Although I was forced into birdwatching as a kid, I now really enjoy seeing great bird photography :)

Jinghui said...

Nice capture of the bird !

Great colours and they looked really tame and friendly towards humans !

Probably one day, they would be much closer to you and allowing you to take closer photos !

BNS said...

@ Thomas - Thank you. Did you say you're getting a new zoom lens today? Do tell! I know you've been wishing for a longer lens (and so have I!).

@ Claire - Thanks. I guess I'd fit right in with your dad and grandfather, because I'm a bird nut, too.

@ Jinghui - Thank you. I agree, this one has very nice colors. I think what I need for closer shots is a longer lens, but of course tamer birds would help, too.

Bobbie

Craig Wilson said...

Lovely image, the colours are beautiful. My father is the bird watcher in the family... not me I am afraid!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great picture! I haven't seen one like that.

Claire said...

The official title is a twitcher, do you use that over there?

BNS said...

@ Craig - Thank you. Now get out there with your father and start watching more birds. ;-}

@ 2Sweet - I hadn't seen this one before, either, but I like him.

@ Claire - Twitcher? Nope, hadn't heard that one, but it's quite descriptive.

Bobbie