G for Grosbeaks

Categories: Birds.

The rose breasted grosbeaks are visitors to the garden from May to about October.  Both the male and female come to the feeders, snack off berries on the honeysuckle and bring their young to the feeders.

They will visit all the different types of feeders.  Here is a female at the coconut feeder that is filled with a mixture of wild bird seed.

grosbeak at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

This male is at the black oil sunflower feeder and you get a good view of the big beak.

grosbeak at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

The male grosbeak is black, white with red on its breast and is very noticeable at the different feeders.  They can be up to 22 cm on length

grosbeak at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

A young grosbeak snacks on the honeysuckle berries.  It can take up to a year for them to attain their adult plumage.

grosbeak at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

The females and the young are streaked brown and white and their large beaks give them their name.

grosbeak at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

Here is another photo of the male grosbeak at the mixed seed feeder.

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