The Pine grosbeaks appear on rowans during winter, but in the summertime they are quite unknown in the north. They retreat to southern Finland for the winter to eat berries and return to Kuusamo as one of the first migrating birds. Their song is quite silent and brings summer to mind with its beautiful melody. They are late nesters and feed their younglings with berries. Like their friend the Bullfinch, they also only eat the seeds from the rowanberries.