These distinctly marked Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (Pheucticus ludovicianus, alpha banding code RBGR) started showing up somewhere around early 2009. JUST happened to look out the window in time to catch five males eating sunflower seeds on the front walkway one day. At the time I didn't know what they were and actually only saw all five backsides. Had no clue that year of the phenomenal red coloring on their chests.
The one pictured in the images here apparently has been in the yard a good solid week. He's a strangely relaxed little guy in spite of his flyoffs upon my presence. I kept seeing flashes of a white rump and white under the tail as he was exiting Stage Left when I'd poke my head out the window to check on bird feeders. Have seen two now (two days ago). This is THE ABSOLUTE lateness and longest repeated sightings in Spring they've been in my Pickens County yard yet. Every year the pishing gets better and better out there..! :))