Rose Breasted Grosbeak

by Terry Greenwood
(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)


I first saw the Rose Breasted Grosbeak feeding at my feeder about 2 years ago, and at the time I had no idea what kind of bird it was.

This year I started using sunflower seeds instead of the mixed seed, and on May 6th of this year I counted 11 male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks and 2 female Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in my yard all at once.

It's May 8th and every day my yard is filled with these birds.

I have video on YouTube if anyone cares to watch some video of these birds. My user name is ve3tmg - just search it and my videos will come up.

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May 29, 2017
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What type of bird is this
by: Anonymous

I was so surprised to see one as this was the first time ever. I got a picture of it sitting up in the tree. Maybe about 20 years ago we used to get its relative in the winter time known as the Evening Grosbeak. They would love Sunflower seeds when I would put them out. Would get about 3 or 4 pairs coming to make short work of them. Now I have not seen any at all :(

May 04, 2013
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Linda

I saw a Rose Breasted Grosbeak on our feeding station today (May 4th 2013)for the first time.
I live near Burnhamthorpe and Erin Mills Parkway.

May 23, 2011
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A pretty and friendly Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Showed up on May 20th, 2011 for the first time in my backyard.

I'm still waiting for more.

I will post a picture soon.

Ivana from Mississauga

May 10, 2011
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After 5 years
by: Anonymous

After 5 years of not seeing the Grossbeaks, they are finally back. I think it helped that I actually kept the feeder constantly supplied. I'm just using black sunflower seeds. Seems to attract several species.

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