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a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Photo Share: Father's Day Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visit bird feeders frequently in early spring, where they eat Wild Birds Unlimited No-mess blend or safflower seeds and drink water. Then sightings may decrease as they move off to make nests in more wooded habitats. Both females and males incubate the eggs and feed the young once hatched.

In the next few weeks expect more visits as babies begin to leave the nest and parents show them where to find food and water. Adult males are black-and-white birds with a brilliant red heart on their chest. Females and young Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are brown and heavily streaked, with a bold whitish stripe over the eye. 

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks will stay around mid-Michigan until August-September. Then they migrate back to Panama and northern South America.

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1 comment:

Faina Letoutchaia said...

Young Rose-breasted Grosbeak are already here, I have them on my feeder.