About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Photo Share: Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Hi Sarah,  it's great to see that these birds have returned to our feeders in Michigan. - Rodney Campbell
A long-distance migrant, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks fly to North American breeding grounds from Central and northern South America winter grounds. Most of them fly across the Gulf of Mexico in a single night, although some migrate over land around the Gulf.

They often visit bird feeders, where they eat sunflower seeds as well as safflower seeds and raw peanuts. As soon as they begin nesting their diet becomes more "buggy" based and you'll see them less at seed feeders.

Thank you for sharing! You can see more of Rodney Campbell’s work at: http://rodney-campbell.artistwebsites.com/art/all/birds/all If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

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