I was always fairly cheap when it came to the birdseed I would buy to fill my feeders. I attracted some birds, but nothing spectacular. I have found that by spending a little more and getting several different options, I attract a much larger variety of birds.
The latest visitor is a male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. They are members of the cardinal family. I have seen the female a few times as well but didn’t know it was a grosbeak until I looked it up. I didn’t take any photos of the female as it just looked like a large, dull-colored sparrow. I will try to get a photo of the female when it comes back around. The male on the other hand, is not dull. It is a bright and beautiful specimen who loves the sunflower kernels I bought this year.