Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Balboa Park
This morning while hunting for the Greater Pewee in it's old stomping grounds, the canyon just south of the dog park, I discovered a female RBGR instead.
It was a distant and short view but photos revealed a pale bill and light colored chest with some heavy looking streaking. The bird was sitting silently in the snags of a dead tree before dropping out of sight into a lemonade berry bush, roughly around 32.7298534, -117.1574045. We waited around for a while but it never re-emerged. Side note: the two hooded orioles previously spotted were also found at roughly those same coordinates today, as well as a calling WETA in a tall Euc.
See checklist for photo: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61875138
Happy birding, everyone!
Hillcrest, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports