for years here and have had chickadees, sparrows, nuthatches, titmice, woodpeckers, grackles, pigeons, mourning doves, cat birds, mockingbirds, juncos, hummingbirds, all kinds of finches, blue jays, cardinals, crows, hawks (actually nesting in my big pines, which definitely cuts down on the birds and wildlife here with their hunting) But never these birds. So when i saw TWO of these foraging on the ground under my feeder i ran for the camera. I was able to get this one shot off before they flew. It was taken from a distance and thru the screen. After reading about them I found out that they were two males visiting so i am assuming one was the parent and the other a fledgling... Female rose breasted grosbeaks are the color of a sparrow... In reading about them i found that normally they live in woodlands...Now i have my share of trees and bushes around here, but i live in suburbia...So i can only guess that because of the deforestation locally during the Winter with that huge ice storm, these beautiful birds are being forced to find nesting grounds closer to people around here. Whatever the reason i am so happy they found me and feel comfortable here.