rose-breasted grosobeak feeding young
We live in Hopkiton, Massachusetts and have a coupe of rose-breasted grosbeaks that must be nesting near our home.
When we watched a segment run by This Old House about attracting birds to your yard, we switched from a seed mix to plain black oil sunflower seeds last year. Shortly after we began seeing the beautiful Grosbeaks at our feeders. They really are cool to watch.
Few birds so brightly dressed, risk the safety of their nests either by singing or by seen near it, but this gentle cavalier not only caries food to his brooding mate but actually takes his turn at sitting upon the pale-greenish, blue speckled eggs. As a lover, husband and father he is in a league of his own. Enjoy,