A Vibrant Immigrant / by Matt Clysdale

A breeding pair of Blue Grossbeaks on the Kalamazoo River lit up the social networks of Southwest Michigan, and drew throngs of people from all around to see this rare and pretty bird. 

Normally more southern, the species is expanding it's range and may soon go from exotic and new to just another one of the gang - albeit a vibrant standout. With our constantly evolving and dynamic landscapes, it's hard to say whether global warming is at hand or some other driving force.