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Thursday, November 19, 2015

What to feed Evening Grosbeaks

Photo by Andrew C
According to AllAboutBirds: The Evening Grosbeak, a heavyset finch of northern coniferous forests,  adds a splash of color to winter bird feeders when large flocks depart their northern breeding grounds en masse to seek food to the south. The yellow-bodied, dusky-headed male has an imposing air thanks to his massive bill and fierce eyebrow stripe. The female is more subtly marked, with golden highlights on her soft gray plumage. This declining species is becoming an uncommon visitor, particularly in Michigan and other eastern states.

Although they may not visit your backyard every year, Evening Grosbeaks show up irregularly at feeders during the winter that offer sunflower seeds. They are also attracted to the seeds, berries, and buds of trees and shrubs—especially maples.

Related Articles:
Fun Facts About Evening Grosbeaks http://goo.gl/JCzRq5
Goldfinch Migration http://bit.ly/pEuMKo
House Finches: Those Year-round Red Heads http://bit.ly/opD7kb
Birdwatching: Look for the Out-of-Towners http://bit.ly/q6Pkco
10 Winter Finches in Michigan http://goo.gl/C9WUqx
Where do you place finch feeders? http://bit.ly/p4XHU4

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