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Rose Grosbeak

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by basswidow, May 8, 2011.

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  1. basswidow

    basswidow Minister of Fire

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    Here's a Rose Grosbeak in our feeder. They winter in AZ and make there way to Maine in the summer.

    Also the Walpak mountains in NJ and Buttermilk Falls on Mothersday.

    Bet you'd never guess this is NJ?

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  2. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Sweet, Had a Baltimore Oriele nesting this week in our yard in central Jerz
  3. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    We had one on our feeder this last week. I didn't see it but the wife got a nice pic of it.


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  4. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Funny you post this. Had 3 on the feeder just in the last week. Never seen them before so I had to look them up.
    I'm thinking those bad storms threw some migrations off course! Nice to see some different birds.
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Interesting . . . just this past weekend someone posted some fantastic rose grosbeak photos . . . I've seen a few in the past, but I don't see them often at my feeder . . . and for the first time I saw a Baltimore oriole at my feeder . . . scared away a blue jay which was much larger than it.
  6. basswidow

    basswidow Minister of Fire

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    I've been wanting to put out some jelly and orange halves to attract Orioles. I see them around - but I've but nothing out for them.

    We have lots of purple finches, yellow finches, and eastern bluebirds. Wood peckers too.

    This is our first Rose Grosbeak and I've been feeding birds most of my life.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    The rose breasted Grosbeaks usually come back here the last week of April every year. We look forward to seeing them. We've still waiting for the hummingbirds.

    We do have an oriole who seems to have taken up residence and this is the first year we've got one to come to the feeder. We've tried the jelly and orange slices etc. before but it never has worked except for drawing ants.
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    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Same experience here . . . tried the orange slices and all I attracted was a bunch of ants.
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    Well, this morning I was sitting here at the computer and looked out to find 2 orioles sitting on the porch railing! Looks like they will be staying this year.

    And speaking of wood peckers (just for Kathleen!) we seem to have a couple of the real red headed woodpeckers now. It is funny to see them with the red bellied woodpeckers. Even though the red bellied are bigger, they back off! Maybe all that red scares them. Maybe it is like having a pair of redheads in the same house!
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    was at the cottage this evening enjoying dinner and company when this same bird flew and perched on a branch nest to a window we were eating at.
    ensuing conversation...
    "oh look at that bird...i wonder what kind it is?"
    "oh, thats a rose grosbeak" (reply by me...thanks hearth.com!)
    also, this was the first evening at the cottage that i did not have to build a fire in the nc-13. keep that up, and pretty soon we'll have leaves on the trees!
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    We had a western evening grossbeak come by the feeder a couple days ago. I tried to get a picture, but he was a shy guy. They have a russet breast with a bright yellow patch. Quite a handsome fellow he was.
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