About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
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This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Photo Share: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at seed cylinder feeder
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, http://www.allaboutbirds.org says, "Bursting with black, white, and rose-red, male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are like an exclamation mark at your bird feeder or in your binoculars. Females and immatures are streaked brown and white with a bold face pattern and enormous bill. Look for these birds in forest edges and woodlands. Listen, too, for their distinctive voices. They sound like American Robins, but listen for an extra sweetness, as if the bird had operatic training; they also make a sharp chink like the squeak of a sneaker."  

Photos Shared by Holly. Thank you Holly for sharing snapshots from your beautiful yard. 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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