Suddenly, as my friend was trying to find a position to also get some pictures, the grosbeak flew out of the tree and within seconds was joined by three more grosbeaks. They zoomed quickly past us toward the field, turned around, and I looked down in surprise as they circled around the lower part of my legs and then flew a bit farther off again, flying faster and faster until a few seconds later all four of them landed about 15 feet from us on a stone wall at the side of the road. My friend and I were too shocked to get any pictures while they were zooming around or circling my legs, unfortunately. It was too incredible an experience! It seemed that three male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were chasing one female, hoping to gain her affection in order to mate with her. When they landed on the stone wall, the three males displayed and seemed to yell at one another. After a second or two they all took off and the female flew to a crab apple tree alone. I never saw who wound up winning her affections. Since my lens was too big to capture the entire scene, the only image I managed to get was just one of a single male doing his display on the stone wall!