Since Mr. Fix-it is home all the time he has been enjoying the birds along with me. One sunny morning he asked, "What type of birds are these??"
We were both excited to see THREE pairs of rose breasted grosbeaks feeding at a bird feeder on the back deck. All pictures were taken through my windows because these birds are skittish.
Safflower seeds are a type of seed all the other birds refuse to eat unless it is their only choice. I was surprised to see the grosbeaks having a ball. They had the feeder all to themselves.
We had a special treat later that evening when the grosbeaks came back for dinner. My daughter Christine was here and I kept telling her and the Jimster to look look! They had never seen these birds before.
The females are the brown birds and the males are, of course, the flashy birds with the red breasts. They make a lovely whistling sound in the garden. These birds do a good job of eating insects but do visit bird feeders as you can see. I know they like black oil sunflower seeds but it sure seems to me they love the safflower seeds....
in the garden....
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