Immature male rose breasted grosbeak in Carrollton,Ga

by Mary B.
(Georgia)

This is my second sighting over a 3 year period of a rose breasted grosbeak- I have a sunflower, nut and dried fruit blend in a hopper style feeder- attracts many cardinals- however this morning there was a clumsy, aggressive visitor chasing away some highly insulted cardinals.

At first glance, I assumed it was a female grosbeak- I think the charming cleopatra white eyeliner threw me. However, after checking your website- turns out it was a young male !
I'm currently stuck at home being treated for early stage breast cancer, so, I'm going to do my best to convince my young friend to become a frequent visitor- he certainly brightened my day today!

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Apr 20, 2013
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Red Breasted Grosbeak in Carrollton 4/20/13 NEW
by: Joe McGinnis Jr

I too have seen a Red Breasted Grosbeak at my feeder in late April for the last three years. Today I saw two. What a surprise. Most beautiful bird to vist my feeder yet.

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by: Joe McGinnis Jr

I too have had a single rose breasted grosbeak at my feeder in late April for the last three years. Today, to my surprise, there were two. Not being an avid birder, I wasn't sure if this was common or not. Your post answered my question. One of the most beautiful birds to visit my feeder.

Oct 10, 2012
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Thanks for sharing
by: Susan

Thanks for sharing, Mary, and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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