I have only seen these two Evening Grosbeaks so far this year, which is strange as they're usually in flocks also. The photo opposite is the female and below the male. A stunning pair though.
The female Ruffled Grouse was posted earlier on another meme. I 've seen them before, but this is the first time I've been able to get a photo, and I wanted to show her here with the birds of winter.
Always a stunning looker although not dressed in bright colours, the female Hairy stays here all year.
The Blue Jay is an all year resident, But I think is more noticeable in winter, because of the absence of leaves and his flamboyant colouring.
And of course there is our Northern Crow Hugey in basic black, but always looking stately. I think the bright plumage of the winter birds warms the winter, and compensates for the frequent gray skies.
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