Northern Alabama feeder attracting Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

by Kathy
(New Market, AL)

RBG sitting on my Nandina

RBG sitting on my Nandina

Left my sunflower bird feeder up longer than usual due to harsh winter. Two weeks ago (4-7-2014) started to get a mature male Red Breasted Grosbeak eating at the feeder on and off all day. He's been joined by another though they won't eat at the same time. They take turns, one sits in the nearby maple tree as the other eats at the feeder which hangs outside my kitchen window. I'm wondering if because I've left the feeder up so long that they might decide to stay here for the summer...I cannot tell you how much we've all enjoyed their stopping by and we do hope they decide to summer here in New Market, AL.

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Jul 19, 2014
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Try This Link for Migration Times/Regions NEW
by: Anonymous

Your area is visited by these amazing birds in April stopping off on their way north to nest and then again in September on their way back to the Caribbean where they winter. I found this great migration map at the link below, I hope it opens for you. I am in western PA and have quite a few that nest around my house so I am blessed with them from about May through July. My main nesting pairs and offspring have already headed south so now I only get sporadic visits from migraters stopping off for a quick meal on their way back south. Amazing bird!
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/occurrence/rose-breasted-grosbeak/
Hope this link opens for you!

Jul 19, 2014
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My apologies
by: Susan

I just discovered this question. Doubt very much they stayed? Let us know.

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