Sunday, December 02, 2012

A New Visitor


A bird showed up at the feeder early in November, one that I had not seen around here before--an evening grosbeak. I don't know if its location had been influenced by Hurricane Sandy; evening grosbeaks have been known to get as far south as the Gulf coast. They are not known to breed in Pennsylvania, according to the 1992 Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania*, although it could be their range is extending southward.

About two weeks later, a whole bunch of grosbeaks, male and female, spent some time at the feeder. I haven't seen them since.




 

*Daniel W. Brauning (ed.), 1992, University of Pittsburgh Press, 484 p.

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