52 Birds: Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Earlier this week, I saw a rose-breasted grosbeak on the bird feeder right outside our kitchen window, and proceeded to get silly excited about it.  My husband thought I'd lost my mind.  Since I've started this 52 Birds project, I've found that I've become a bit of a bird watcher.  My eyes are constantly peeled, I'm always on the lookout for new birds I may not have noticed.  And when I can't identify one, I rush home to check my bird guidebook.  

It's true, I'm a bit of a bird nerd now.  

Anyway, from what I've read, rose-breasted grosbeaks aren't overly common in this part of the state, and generally only show up when they are migrating.  Hence the excitement over seeing one just chilling on the bird feeder.  

Obviously, I had to draw him:

As always, prints can be found in my shop.  Throw pillows, mugs, and tote bags can be found over on Society6.

And of course, you're always welcome to jump in with your own weekly bird illustrations.  Be sure to post them on Instagram with the tag #52birds, so I can keep up with them!