Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

Description:

  • Size: 7 to 8 inches (18-21 cm)
  • Wingspan: 11 to 13 inches (29-33 cm)
  • Weight: 1.38 to 1.73 ounces am (30-49 g)

This is a medium sized songbird. It has a large, thick and pale conical bill.

Diet:

Eats seeds, fruit, insects and tree buds. Can be attracted to bird feeders with black oil sunflower seeds.

Sex Differences:

The male is easily recognizable with its striking colors of black, white and rose. The rose colored patch on the breast is in the shape of an apron. In flight the wings show patches of white. The female is very plain and drab in color. She has a large, pale bill, white eyebrows and heavy brown streaking on a whitish breast.

Nesting:

These beautiful birds will build their nest on a tree branch 5 to 15 feet above the ground. The nest will be constructed from coarse and fine twigs, and lined with hair, rootlets and grass. The clutch will normally consist of 3 to 5 eggs and incubation takes 12 to 14 days.

Range:

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Range

A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know

  • Since the Rose-breasted Grosbeak uses twigs to construct its nest, sometimes you can see the eggs from beneath the nest.
  • The male will sit on the nest about 1/3 of the incubation time.
  • Their song sounds similar to that of the American Robin except more musical.

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Beautiful Rosebreasted grosbeaks coming to our feeders. 
We have enjoyed Rosebreasted Grosbeaks at our feeders for a few years. We have seen as many as 3 males here at the same time. They seem to eat Black …

First Sighting 6/22/2016 7:30am Connecticut 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak in San Marcos, TX  
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Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak 
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My first grosbeaks 
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Florida Panhandle 
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Adult Male in West Central Alabama 
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Adult Male in West Central Alabama 
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Adult Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak spotted today! 
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Rosebreasted Grosbeak 
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Saw one for the first time ever this afternoon. 
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
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My birds 
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Grosbeaks unlimited 
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5/3/2014 male Grosbeak at our suet feeder! 
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4/30/14 Rose Breasted Brosbeak in Bowie, MD 
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Northern Alabama feeder attracting Rose Breasted Grosbeaks 
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Rose Breasted Grossbeak - Bloomington IN - April 27, 2014 
My wife and I saw one male hanging out at our feeders yesterday - two suet and one black sunflower seeds - off our back deck located right on the edge …

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Saw quite a few rose breasted grosbeaks!  
I live in Tupelo, MS and looked out the window at our hopper style feeder hung from an oak branch and saw at least 4 male grosbeaks at and around the feeder …

the King & Queen 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak 
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In May the grosbeaks arrive 
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Rose-breasted Grosbeaks 
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Rainy Spring Morning 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in Trussville, AL 
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Wow beautiful 
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1st one I've seen 
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Southern California Sighting 
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Immature male rose breasted grosbeak in Carrollton,Ga 
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Strange looking grosbeaks 
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Male and Female Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeder 
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hi from MN 
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Rosie 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, western NJ 
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Rose breasted grosbeak in south eastern TN 
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I first Rose Breasted Grosbeak! 
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New Visitor to my feeder 
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Found strange bird on feeder this morning 4/21 
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So many Rose-breased Grosbeaks, I couldn't count 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak in South St Paul, MN 
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Rose Breasted Grossbeaks in Vernon Hills IL May 7th 2011. 
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rose breasted grosbeak 
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The Grosbeaks in Oxford, MS. 
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I love Grosbeaks! 
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rose breasted first time ever 
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Video of Grosbeak 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeaks short visit 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in Southen Il. back yard. 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak 
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GROSBEAKS AND ME. 
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Rose Breasted GrosBeak a Peoples Bird 
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak 
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Our visiting Rose Breasted Grosbeaks 
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iris 
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Rose breasted Grosbeak 
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been here 12 years first time we have seen them. At our feeders, where we are using safflower seeds for our homesteaders, they are getting real happy. …

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Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
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Male and female grosbeaks in our feeders for the first time! April/May 2016 Not rated yet
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First time visitor! Not rated yet
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Male Rose Breasted Groesbeck  Not rated yet
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Upstate New York Saw one for the first time after feeding the black oil sunflower seeds. Beautiful

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in yard Not rated yet
We were sitting in the living room today watching the bird feeder and low and behold there were two male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on the feeder first time …

Central Alabama April 2016 Not rated yet
Wow! Two pairs have been at our feeders for two weeks. Safflower seed in a tube feeder seems to be their favorite. Hope they stay a bit longer.

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Second yr seeing these Beautiful Birds! Just saw the Female for the very 2st time. WOW!!!

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
Saw a new bird at my feeders this morning and was able to take this pic.

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We saw TWO Rose-breasted Grosbeaks today! Not rated yet
At about 8:30 am today we saw our very first Rose-breasted Grosbeaks--two of them!! They were munching on Cardinal and Song Bird feed made by Valley Splendor …

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Three Rose Breasted Grosbeaks Not rated yet
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First time in my yard! Not rated yet
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Another new one for us Not rated yet
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Beautiful Bird on our Feeder. Not rated yet
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Spring Visit Not rated yet
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I was about to start my late afternoon plant watering when I first spotted a handsome male. I stopped and called my husband over and tried to figure out …

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I observed two male grosbeaks visiting my black oil sunflower seed feeder and they were also feeding on suet feeder.

Third year for Rose Breasted Grosbeaks Not rated yet
I keep two platform feeders with sunflower seeds out all year long with the other feeders as well. Yesterday at 5:00 p.m. April 21, 2013, was the first …

Used to see one (1) male in So. NM. Not rated yet
Used to see 2 yrs ago in the Sacramento Mountains at the feeders in our yard, one male rose-breasted grosbeak. He was always with the black headed grosbeaks. …

Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
I normally don't put anything out for the birds but seeds or scraps but this time I used some suet from the grocery store and saw this beautiful bold black …

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My rose breasted grosbeaks Not rated yet
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Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at my feeders Not rated yet
Have had 3 males at my feeders for 4 days now. Black oil seed. Have variety of feeders . 2/8/2012

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My fiancee and I have several feeders and enjoy watching all the birds. Tonight, as we bird-watched, we were blessed to see this beautiful bird that we …

Grosbeak sighting (5.1.2012 Not rated yet
I'm in the townhouse portion of a city near a park/woodlot. I had my first rose-breasted grosbeak pair show up at my feeder! I have several feeders up, …

First time sighting. Not rated yet
I looked out at my bird feeder today to see, for the first time ever, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak! He flew away, and I noticed the feeder was low; it was …

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Yeah - my first male Rose Breasted Grossbeak in Allentown, PA Not rated yet
Looked out my window at my one of my feeders this morning and found a beautiful surprise. A male Rose Breasted Grossbeak was enjoying a late breakfast/early …

Two at our Feeder Not rated yet
5-2-12 Over the past couple days I've seen a couple male and female Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeder. I've never seen these before - but they are …

Rose Breasted Grosbeak in Greens Fork, IN Not rated yet
The first I saw these beautiful birds at my house was the last of April in 2011. Almost a year to the day they arrived again this year. They seem to like …

Our first Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
My mom has lived in this house for 50 years. Since I have come to care for her I take care of the feeder. Since this feeder is right out her window I upgraded …

April 30 Not rated yet
Two males and a female were at our feeder this morning. It is the first time I have ever seen these birds and spent some time this morning trying to …

We had never saw rose breasted grosbeak before Not rated yet
We had a new backyard visitor this past weekend.He was so different I had to look it up in my bird book.Ive saw him only 4 times and its been early morning. …

First time visitor Not rated yet
My husband and I have been delighted by the visits of the Rose Breasted Grosbeak these past two days(Apr 28,29). We live in Columbia, SC and have never …

Doug Bracey Jacksonville beach, Fla. Not rated yet
TODAY I SAW A ROSE BREASTED GROSS BEAK IN MY FEEDER HERE IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT BUT I LOOKED IT UP IN MY BIRD BOOK AND …

Rose breasted Grosbeaks in Ormond Beach Florida  Not rated yet
Just at dusk I happened to look at one of my many feeders , and saw this AMAZING pair of black and white birds , unlike I had ever seen! At first I thought …

1st rose breasted grossbeak Not rated yet
I am from central alabama and this afternoon i saw my first rose breasted grosbeak. he was at my feeder for quite some time eating common Pennington seed …

First time to see Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
25 April 2012, Upon seeing an unfamiliar bird in our feeder, I went searching for identification. It was the Rose Breasted Grosbeak. We've had feeders …

My exquisite Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
He has taken my breath away! I have a metal feeder (vermin proof) right outside my office, less than a foot from my window at home. We have 15th generation …

A most spectacular bird Not rated yet
These pictures are from 2011. I am anxiously awaiting the 2012 migration. I began using a round terra cotta trough feeder, then added 'THe Bouncer" from …

rose-breasted grosbeaks sighting Not rated yet
Have seen 2 males & 1 female twice this morning, 24 April,2012. They were feeding from 2 small plastic feeders. Feeders contained peanuts, shelled …

rose-breasted grosbeaks sighting Not rated yet
Have seen 2 males & 1 female twice this morning, 24 April,2012. They were feeding from 2 small plastic feeders. Feeders contained peanuts, shelled …

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in Ocala FL Not rated yet
I have seen two male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at my bird feeders for the last couple of days. I've never seen them before and had to look them up in my …

Making it's first S.W. Florida appearance in Palm Harbor Not rated yet
Our backyard feeder attracts the usual songbirds; cardinals, woodpeckers, bluejays, doves but recently we've had the privilege of a Rose Breasted Grosbeak …

White bird with black and white wings Not rated yet
My wife and I have never seen a bird lik this before. We live in Warner Robins, GA. This bird was about the size of a Cardinal and its beak looked like …

Rose breasted grosbeak Not rated yet
I saw a beautiful male rose-breasted grosbeak on my feeder this weekend. I put only sunflower seeds in my feeders. This bird is so gorgeous! This is …

male rose-breasted grosbeaks in Florida Not rated yet
This morning 3 male rosebreasted grosbeaks are visiting our feeder ---- a hanging plate that we put chicken scratch on. About 3 feet away is our regular …

Red-breasted grosbeaks. Not rated yet
I just filmed about 6 red-breasted grosbeaks in my hibiscus tree in Naples Florida today. There were about 5 babies and then a larger brown one. Never …

The Grosbeaks are Migrating South Not rated yet
Saw one just today in South Georgia near Albany. Had never seen one before, had to google a picture. I assume he is migrating and I won't see him again. …

Splishing and splashing taking a bath Not rated yet
We have a small on the ground fountain with gurgling water. I noticed the female splishing and splashing taking a bath. the male came by to see what …

Mysterious Grosbeaks Not rated yet
We have had rose breasted grosbeaks in past years but not this year. After I researched their feeding preferences my husband put out a platform feeder …

My first ever, male Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
I have an open platform feeder hanging by the sliding door. I heard some crunching of black oil sunflower seeds and when I looked over, there he was in …

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MY Grosbeaks LOVE this birdseed! WOW! Not rated yet
Ever since I've 'indulged' in the premium #2 Sunflower Chips from my local shop, my feeders are PACKED with birds- including my Grosbeaks (now a mating …

Mating pair of Rose Breasted Grosebeaks at my feeder in CT! Not rated yet
For 3 years now, we have had what we think is the same pair of mating Grosbeaks at our feeder. Last year we saw an immature female too (I said to my daughter, …

Beautiful Red Breasted Grosbeak and the partner Not rated yet
I live in Davison, Michigan and have been here for 40 years and never had a red breasted grosbeak at our feeders. They are beautiful. It is now June …

Safflower Seeds Not rated yet
I have 3 pairs of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks visit my tray feeder usually 3 times a day. Usually mid morning, mid afternoon, then just before dark. The …

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in Morris, NY Not rated yet
I have multiple male & female grosbeaks flitting between the apple tree and the front porch. They enjoy the suet feeders as well as the Pennington …

Rosebreasted grosbeaks and Baltimoire Orioles love split peanuts Not rated yet
I live in Michigan=I usually bring my peanut feeder with cracked peanuts in the fall, but this year to my amazement, the Grosbeaks and Orioles along with …

rose breasted grosbeak Not rated yet
This is the first time that I have seen rose-breasted grosbeak at my home. They are so pretty I sure hope that they stick around for the summer.

05/01/2011 - Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak in Lyles, TN Not rated yet
We have not seen this bird very much here in Tennessee, but we had some Black Oil Sunflower Seeds. We have the seeds just laying in a plastic bowl right …

Two male grosbeaks in central Indiana (Noblesville) - May 7 Not rated yet
We are having a rash of sightings of multiple rose breasted grosbeaks this spring. They stuck around for two days and hopefully will linger. What a joy …

rose breasted grosbeaks in Bridgeview Not rated yet
Have had rose breasted grosbeaks in my yard for 3 days now (May 7,8 and 9). It started with one male. Now today on May 9, 2011 I have 3 males and one …

Mothers Day Suprise Not rated yet
We live in Michigan west of Lansing. We have a feeder with black oil sunflower seeds in the front yard by the corner of the front porch. We saw this …

birds Not rated yet
Just filled my feeders and I saw these 2 beautiful birds with black, white bodies with a red patch on chest. I got my husband to look them up. I've never …

Rose-breasted grosbeak in Lindenhurst IL, May 8, 2011 Not rated yet
This Mother's Day morning I saw a very colorful bird on my backyard feeder containing cardinal food. I had never seen a bird with markings like this, …

grosbecks Not rated yet
We have 4 pairs of rosebreasted grosbecks at our feeders this year arriving on May 1st. We are absolutely delighted. We never had more than 1 or 2 at a …

Another Grosbeaks Video Not rated yet

Rose-breasted grosbeak male brown in color? Not rated yet
Hi Susan, That was very interesting information about the male Rose-breasted grosbeaks winter migration coloring. I had forgotten about your information …

Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
I was happily surprised to look out the kitchen window & see a male rose breasted grosbeak on the nyjer seed feeder. He remained there for quite some time, …

Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
I was happily surprised to look out the kitchen window & see a male rose breasted grosbeak on the nyjer seed feeder. He remained there for quite some time, …

May 4th, 2011 first sightings of beautiful rose breasted grosbeaks, .. Not rated yet
May 4th, 2011 first sightings of beautiful rose breasted grosbeaks, it's a very rainy, raw day, temps in the low 50's. I have a squirrel proof feeder with …

Male and Female Rose Breasted Grosbeaks Not rated yet
May 4, 2011 (Middle Tennessee) I caught the female a couple days ago, but she flew off before I could get my binocs. I saw her out there again today and …

May 4th 2011 rose breasted grosbeak Not rated yet
First time I have seen one - on the feeder at noon - appropriate for lunch - feed is black sunflower seed placed between woods and lawn. Both male and …

Good Luck This Year With R-B Grosbeaks Not rated yet
We live in Pinckney, MI, which is about 15 miles NW of Ann Arbor. For the past several years we've always had one nesting pair of RBGs in our yard, but …

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks / Cambria, Illinois Not rated yet
We live in Southeren Illinois. We have in previous years had 2 to 3 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders. This year so far we have 6 males and 2 females. …

Very striking bird at the feeder. Not rated yet
I have moved to Morganfield,Ky a couple of years ago. I have had so much fun watching the birds at my feeders. Some that I have enjoyed I had never seen …

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Rose Breasted Grosbeaks Not rated yet
I saw a rose breasted grosbeak on my thistle feeder. It didn't stay long at all, but it was definitely a rose breasted grosbeak. I went to the internet …

Beautiful Rose Breasted Not rated yet
Today is May 2, 2011, and I saw my first rose breasted grosbeak on April 26th. I had never seen one in my life and was just thrilled. I am feeding a …

two males Not rated yet
Two males and possibly one female eating cracked corn out of a flat open bird feeder. We leave in northern Indiana and this is the first time we have had …

Rose Breasted Grosebeak Visit Not rated yet
I live in Seneca, Il the Illinois River. Don't believe I've ever seen these birds before. Saw one from a distance the other day and mistook it for a …

Rose Breasted Grosebeak Visit Not rated yet
I live in Seneca, Il the Illinois River. Don't believe I've ever seen these birds before. Saw one from a distance the other day and mistook it for a …

Rose Breasted Grosbeck at my feeder Not rated yet
We have a large feeder with many visitors every day. Today I came home and saw these spectacular birds there. We put no mess mix in the feeder. Enjoy …

Feeder Report Muscatine iowa Not rated yet
We mostly ground feed with Black sunflower seeds as the squirels also get fed at the same time. A hand full of in the shell peanuts and that covers the …

In my backyard in PA Not rated yet
This is the second year we've seen Grosbeaks at our bird feeder. They are beautiful birds and we enjoy watching them. I fill my feeder with only Safflower …

Beautiful strangers in our yard Not rated yet
We love to watch the birds at the feeders in our front yard. We looked outside this morning and saw these two new birds. They were so pretty I had to …

Most Beautiful Bird Not rated yet
This morning, in Tulsa, OK, on April 26, I was drinking coffee and watching my bird feeder that has a suet feeder attached. A beautiful Rose-breasted …

Grosbeak pairs sighted Not rated yet
We live in Hayti, Mo (the Bootheel of MO). I was so excited yesterday to see a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our feeders. We have a black oil sunflower …

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in Southen Il. back yard. Not rated yet
We live in a small quaint village named Cobden Il. My husband and I have had bird feeders out year round for years and I cannot express enough how much …

First Rose-Breasted Grosbeak I've Seen Not rated yet
Went out to sit on my porch this morning, of course watching my birds and to my surprise, I saw this beautiful bird I have never seen in my life. A little …

handsome visitors  Not rated yet
I am enjoying the beauty of the rose-breasted grosbeaks at my feeders .they love the blackoil sunflower seed in my hanging feeder . The last few days …

grape jelly Not rated yet
I have been feeding the orioles grape jelly, now today the grosbeaks are eating the jelly too. I'm wondering if they are feeding their babies as they have …

Grosbeak and a dove Not rated yet
Today I saw my rose-breasted grosbeak eating on my feeder and looking down at a dove that was sitting on the baffle below. He was stretching his head …

Rose Breasted Friends Not rated yet
We live in Western NY, Chautauqua County. We started feeding birds last year when we moved to a new home. I noted 10 different species at one time at …

Rosebreasted Grosbeaks Mr. Calm Not rated yet
My male Rose-breasted Grosbeak arrives at my red Heritage sunflower seed feeder nightly, amongst the flurry of the sparrows, cardinals and black birds …

grosbeak at my feeder Not rated yet
I have a platform feeder about 5 1/2 feet off the ground. I feed black oil sunflower seeds and pure suet year round. Over the last week, I have discovered …

Rose Breasted Grosbeak Not rated yet
My parent's have had this yard in central New Jersey, an acre of wooded property for 25 years now. Suddenly there were new "sparrows" in the yard. We …

nice surprise Not rated yet
It was the end of April and we noticed a strange bird at our feeder one morning. After researching we found it was a rose breasted grosbeck. Absolutely …

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