Date: 2/22/17 3:30 pm
From: Heather Burns <heather2cb...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Red-wings; Grosbeaks in the Past, Westwood
There was a flock of 20+ Red-winged Blackbirds on the marsh opposite Kenoza
Lake (Haverhill) on the Newton Road end of the marsh today.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Walt Webb <wwebb24...> wrote:

> With all the postings about Red-winged Blackbirds being seen, I probably
> should have reported the small flock that visited my feeders in Westwood
> during the Blizzard of '17 on Feb. 9. Among the 15 species that day, I had
> 6 male Red-wings that came even to my window feeders--a first.
> Sean Reily mentioned Evening Grosbeaks coming to his parents' Ipswich yard
> during the winters of the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Here in my
> Westwood back yard, I had them in the early 1970s (flocks from a dozen to
> at least 30), the mid-70s, a dozen in '81, & only one in '87. So 30 years
> have elapsed since I last saw them in my yard.
> Walt Webb
> Westwood, MA
> <wwebb24...>

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