Found strange bird on feeder this morning 4/21

by April
(Decker Chapel, IN)

This morning and all day we have been seeing this strange black bird with a red chest on the feeder. We researched it on the internet and figured out is was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. In a strange way it is beautiful.

We just have a mix of bird seed in the feeder. We live in Southern in Indiana in Knox county. In 32 years I have never seen this kind of bird before. It has stayed with us all day long and I am curious to see how long it will continue to be with us. It is not afraid of us either we can watch it out the window and talk and it will not fly away. When it does fly it is very fast.

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by: BettieW

These are some of the prettiest of the grosbeak family. We have 3 or 4 blue grosbeak males but I have yet to see a female.We have decided they nest somewhere nearby and when we are looking,she is nesting. We have had them coming about 3 years now and they stay until the middle of September most times then they disappear. Usually they come in march,but this year they arrived last week.They are very much like the Indigo bunting,but the smaller. The grosbeak doesn't appear to be afraid.

Your rosbreasted will probably hang around a few days if nothing disturbs him.

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