What flies 3,200 miles each spring to show up at your feeder crunching black-oil sunflower seeds? Yep, that’s the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. These stunners winter primarily in Central America but take to the wing to mate and rear they’re young largely above the Mason-Dixon Line and as far west as Canada’s British Columbia. The female is equally attractive in her own right, with a tell-tale white eyebrow (or supercilium, if you want to get fancy!) Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks build their surprisingly sparse nests in the crotch or fork of saplings pretty much anywhere – even your own backyard. Maple, eastern hemlock, balsam fir and spruce are favorites. As for food, well they don’t call them “Grosbeaks” for nothing! Stock your feeders with black-oil sunflower, safflower and raw peanuts then watch them munch away. Interestingly, male Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks take a large chunk of the day shift sitting on eggs while the female takes the rest of the day and night shift. And they’re monogamous, with the female chasing off the other “ladies” that get too close to her mate. So maybe love truly is in the air come springtime!