Rose breasted grosbeak in south eastern TN

by Pilar Sutton
(Lenoir City, TN USA)

A male rose breasted grosbeak visited my back yard feeder to dine on black oil sunflower seeds. There was a lot of bird activity that day with finches, cardinals and bluejays. I use a variety of seeds in my feeders including nyger and sunflower.

This mature male was beautiful! He stayed at the simple homemade feeder for about 20 minutes. He would not allow any other birds to eat from that particular feeder while he was there.

I feel fortunate to have witnessed this beautiful grosbeak!

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Oct 15, 2014
Beautiful Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks NEW
by: Ramona

I'm in Crossville also and have a Male and Female who have been visiting my feeders consistently for about two weeks now. I am able to photograph them pretty easily, they do not seem to be camerea shy! I feed all my feathered friends Black-oil Sunflower seeds exclusively. This is the first time I have seen the beautiful Rose-Breasted Grosbeak and hope they will stay a while longer before they fly South!

May 10, 2013
by: Anonymous

Have never seen a Rose Breasted Grosbeak but there is one at my feeder today. Gorgeous.

May 08, 2012
by: Anonymous

Are we in a migratory path as i have never seen one before?

May 08, 2012
Rose breasted grosbeak here too
by: Anonymous

I'm in Crossville, and we get RBG's at our feeders regularly in the spring and fall. They are beautiful to watch.

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