Rose Breasted Grosbeak-Feeding

by Jonathan Goff
(Millville, MA, USA)

Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak on a tube feeder filled with black oil sunflower seed (male Cardinal behind)

Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak on a tube feeder filled with black oil sunflower seed (male Cardinal behind)

One fine day I was in my living room watching TV on the soft couch. During the commercials I checked my feeders outside the large window.

I realized they were almost empty so I re-filled them with black oil sunflower seed and "Kaytee Nut and Fruit Blend".

When I was outside, the clarion whistle of a rose breasted grosbeak filled the air. I scanned the area from which the song as coming from. It stopped.

Now after the re-fill, I went inside to watch TV again. All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, there was a male rose breasted grosbeak; the first ever at my feeder! He was striking and unmistakable.

The lone bird hopped from branch to branch, finally landing on a wooden hopper feeder filled with the "Kaytee" mix. He then flew a foot onto a tube feeder and ate the black oil sunflower seeds I put out a minute earlier.

Every day I see him now and his mate frequently comes also!

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Jun 14, 2010
That is GREAT!
by: Jamie at KAYTEE

That is great, here at KAYTEE we are excited to see others get excited about nature and its simple pleasures. Good luck in your future birding!
Your Friends at KAYTEE

Jun 12, 2010
by: Anonymous

I liked your post, I have seen my Rose-breasted grosbeak eating suet on a suet feeder. But he comes morning and nightly to my sunflower feeder.

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