This Blue Grosbeak prefers it also.
I like this picture because it shows the difference both the male Indigo Bunting and Blue Grosbeak at the feeder. At a distance one can easily confuse the two.
At first I was a bit confused on the I.D. of this bird. Rarely have I seen a female Blue Grosbeak visit a feeder. I guess she likes where I relocated the feeder. Edit: This is a female Red-Wing Blackbird. Sorry for any confusion.
This morning I heard a very distressed bird calling from the Pine Island in my yard. Boy....this bird was upset! I grabbed my camera and ran outside. A Blue Jay was hollering and darting at two Crows. When the Crows saw me they flew into the Woods. That's when I noticed why the Blue Jay was so dang mad. The Crows were near her nest! For years I have had birds nest in my bird houses but none in the trees in my yard. Every spring I have hoped and prayed for at least one native bird to do so. I am a big fan of Blue Jays. They are not only pretty birds but are great "watch dogs" for Hawks and Snakes. Here are a few pictures of the nest and a calmer Blue Jay.
Wishing All a Peaceful Day and hope you take time to enjoy Mother Nature wherever you hang your hat! I've got some flowers to plant.