Female Pine Grosbeak photo, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Al
A female grosbeak perches atop a snowy branch in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, its colorful feathers a bright contrast to the white landscape.
Grosbeaks are known for their large, conical beaks and distinctive song, which they use to attract mates and establish territory.
As winter sets in, this female seems undaunted by the cold, her bright plumage and cheerful presence a sign of the beauty that can be found even in the bleakest of seasons.
Female Pine Grosbeak winter birds, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.
Pinicola enucleator. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.