Nature Walk: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are described as stocky medium-sized finches. They nest in small woodlands, extensive forests and even in suburbs adjacent to woodland. Like cardinals they are primarily seed-eaters although they utilize insects as a protein source for young birds. Their call is robin-like, but somewhat higher-pitched. Put up a black oil sunflower feeder and you will likely have them as a regular visitor.
Grab your morning coffee and enjoy the beauty of Iowa’s feathered inhabitants. Check back next Monday for more inspiring Iowa photos, courtesy of Carl Kurtz.
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