[TN-Bird] evening grosbeak?
- From: "Reese, Carol" <jreese5@xxxxxxx>
- To: "tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 17:54:36 +0000
I am accustomed to seeing the occasional rose breasted grosbeak on my feeders during migration, but never have seen evening grosbeak and am not sure that is what I saw, since it flew just as I saw it. The back was presented to me as it flew, and I had a quick impression of large white patches, maybe on wings and back. No pictures I can find will show the markings from the back with wings spread. The only time I have seen evening grosbeaks in Tennessee, it was much earlier in the year, before things had leafed out, and they were in small flocks, feeding in a big overgrown field, lifting and then dropping to feed. They were very vocal. Anyone ever seen evening grosbeak (singular) on a feeder? "There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." - Aldo Leopold<http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/43828.Aldo_Leopold> Carol Reese Ornamental Horticulture Specialist -Western District University of Tennessee Extension Service 605 Airways Blvd. Jackson TN 38301 731 425 4767 email jreese5@xxxxxxx<mailto:jreese5@xxxxxxx>