Evening Grosbeaks - make it so.
On Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 2:54 PM Jeanece Seals <ajseals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I just returned from a birdwatching trip to southern Ontario. The folks
there were talking about the large number of Pine Siskins, Red-breasted
Nuthatches, and Purple Finches migrating due to the poor seed crop in the
northern conifer forests. They were also expecting to see Evening
Grosbeaks moving farther south this year.
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On Nov 5, 2018, at 2:37 PM, Graham <grahamgerdeman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:morning in nice Fall weather, hoping mainly for a rare Sparrow.
Jim Arnett and I birded the Growild nursery in Williamson county this
Grosbeak. We also had at least three Purple Finches, a flock of at least a
Nothing rare except for a fairly late immature male Rose-breasted
dozen foraging Pine Siskins among the thistles at eye level. Seems that the
finches and siskins are irruptive this year just as the nuthatches are.
White-throated, Field, and Song Sparrows, some Swamps, plus two Savannah
We had one FOS (for me anyway) Fox Sparrow, tons of Chipping,
Sparrows, and a couple of Dark-eyed Juncos.
can only be visited with prior permission. They also have friends who hunt
As a reminder, and for those unfamiliar, Growild is private property and
deer out there, and they were hunting today so we were restricted to only
the higher ground in the front part of the property.