[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 

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>

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