5/3/2014 male Grosbeak at our suet feeder!

by Bonnie

Wow, I was thrilled to see the beautiful bird with the really white chest and the really black back and head with white areas on the back. Then he turned and I could see his rose bib. Oh my. He had landed on our sued feeder which was about 99% empty. He stretched to get suet from the small area that was left. He did not seem inclined to leave. :) We were about to leave the house to run errands and I told my husband that he HAD to replace the suet before we left as we have red-bellied woodpeckers and downy woodpeckers that come to eat and take some suet back to their young (I'm pretty sure).

Dear husband went out and the Grosbeak didn't leave until he got fairly close to the feeder. It wasn't too much later before he was back in the pouring rain. Then he came to check out the small feeder we have right on the covered patio where we have some seed and some peanuts for the cardinals and chickadees.

We live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio on the far western edge of Cuyahoga County. The suet has pieces of cherry in it. It did not last long at all. The birds went through it like Sherman through Georgia!

Comments for 5/3/2014 male Grosbeak at our suet feeder!

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 05, 2014
new spring birds NEW
by: Joy

I live in Indpls & had grosbeaks at our sunflower seed feeder this morning. Something will not let me feed suet. I left the suet up all night when I got up the whole wire cage was down on the ground with the entire suet square gone. Anyway what I am wondering is where are the wrens this year?? Is anyone else in IN getting wrens. I always have them nest in my wren house but so far haven't even seen one.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Rose Breasted Grosbeak.

Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Bird with a loud call/screech at dawn

    Oct 27, 16 10:51 AM

    Hi - it's been a few years, so memory is hazy. I'm trying to identify a bird I met during one of my stays in Australia. I was somewhere between Sydney

    Read More

  2. What bird is this

    Oct 26, 16 10:50 AM

    There was a group of birds in PA. The birds were small, fat and round, and looked like a mini chicken. Their backs were spotted dark brown with a longer

    Read More

  3. What sort of pigeon is this?

    Oct 24, 16 10:59 AM

    It looks like a pigeon is completely white with a beige brown back and center of the tail. Has short feather on its feet (stockings). And a little extra

    Read More