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May 21, 2012


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I have a rose breasted grosbeak that eats the grape jelly from my oriole feeder.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Gorge, only licensed wildlife rehabilitators can possess most of North America's birds, including the Rose- breasted Grosbeak. To have one in your possession without a license is against law (Migratory Bird Act).


is there such a thing as a license to catch rose-breasted grosbeak?

The Zen Birdfeeder

Kathy, that's the fun things about birds...always doing something they're "not supposed to be doing"!!


I just read about Grosbeaks not being clingy but I have a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak that constantly hangs and eats at my suet cage and eats and eats:) I also have traditional feeders, so this is the one he picks:)

The Zen Birdfeeder

Maissa, it is against the law to capture and/or possess most wild birds, including Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, unless you are licensed to do so.


how can i catch a Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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