i always get them mixed up, but i believe there a pine grosbeak. there is another bird looks just like them but yellow, there the evening grosbeak...i think. they typically come down from canada to northern minnesota when the weather gets tough and less food, as i understand them.
we get them at the cabin in the winter time if we can keep the feeders full on a consisient basis!!!!
Report from Walleye Retreat. Fished Saturday and Sunday. They had us set up in about 29' of water. Caught quite a few sauger in the 10" - 12" range and a few walleyes. A handful of the eyes were in the 14" - 15" range. Managed to put together a fish fry and bring home a meal or two per guy. Best fishing was early morning and late day.