Rose Breasted Grosbeak


(Russellville, MO )

During early May, 2010, in Russellville, MO we saw two unusual birds at our feeder filled with sun flower seeds.


Researching the web, we found they were Rose Breasted Grosbeaks.

We also have cardinals, blue jays, blue birds and finches, cowbirds, doves among others at this feeder. Hummingbirds enjoy their feeder along with wood peckers and orioles. Enjoy your birdwatching all year long!


Comment Congratulations on enjoying the wonders of birds!
Your Rose-breasted Grosbeaks have wintered in Central or South America. They are one of our sweetest singers! No bird sings with more passion. He sings rapidly and energetically as if in a hurry to be off. It has been written:

"There is an exquisite purity in the joyous carol of the grosbeak; his song tells us of all the gladness of a May morning."


Sadly, at one time in history, they were shot as their feathers were prized for woman's hats!

Enjoy! Susan

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Rose breasted Grosbeaks
by: Anonymous

Hi.
I liked your posting. I too like this bird. I have seen him for two seasons now and he is so different from the other birds.

He is calm, cool, and collected. I have seen a Indigo Bunting once this spring and twice last year I saw a Baltimore Oriole on the ground under my feeders but the grosbeak is still prettier than these other birds.

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