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I have read that Eastern Phoebes do not visit seed feeders.  And yet, I saw this bird eat sunflower hearts.  Sure looks like a Phoebe to me, but I hope I'm wrong; it would be a new bird if I'm wrong.

P.S.  Roswell, Georgia on May 31, 2021.

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Just now, The Bird Nuts said:

Eastern Phoebe is correct.  All About Birds says they'll occasionally eat fruits and seeds. It's a young one with the cinnamon wingbars, so it was probably curious.

Thanks.  Makes sense.  

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6 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Eastern Phoebe is correct.  All About Birds says they'll occasionally eat fruits and seeds. It's a young one with the cinnamon wingbars, so it was probably curious.

One lands on mine to hunt from.

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7 hours ago, Kevin said:

One lands on mine to hunt from.

We have a Black Phoebe that likes to land on the platform feeder to hunt from. I've never seen it show any interest in the bird seeds on the feeder. Sometimes it perches on the edge of the birdbath to hunt from also.

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3 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

For years I've had Carolina Wrens land at my sunflower feeders.  They start picking through the seeds, tossing them around and out, looking for ... who knows what?  They never seem to eat anything there.

My Carolinas take seeds…

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