In May the grosbeaks arrive

by Patricia Radder
(Clymer. New York)

I live in western New York state in Chautauqua County near Lake Erie. My home sits in an open area surrounded by fields and hardwood forest. Each early May the grosbeaks arrive to nest and raise their young. I put out ample supplies of black oil sunflower seed on two deck mount platform feeders and also on three hanging platform feeders in the nearby apple and pear trees.


After raising their first broods, the initial dozen or so arrivals soon bring their young to the seed feeders and in late June I have counted over thirty-eight grosbeaks at my feeders!

I look forward to their arrival each spring!

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May 01, 2014
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Where are the grosbeaks NEW
by: Anonymous

We recently moved to Belmont mi. from a nearby town. Our former home was surrounded by woods & we had many grosbeaks visit our feeders. We have woods approx. 75 feet from our present home, & have always seen these birds no later than May 1st. Are they late because of the cold weather & can anyone suggest a way to attract them along with the black sunflower seeds? Thanks for any suggestions.

Feb 12, 2014
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Rose breasted grosbeaks NEW
by: Patricia Radder

They are rose rebated grosbeaks - black wings, white underbelly and deep rose red bib on chest.

Jan 29, 2014
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Color? NEW
by: Barbara

I see that there are several colors of grosbeaks. What color are yours?

Jan 28, 2014
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in may grosbeaks arrive NEW
by: Brook

thank you for sharing your joy and exitement

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