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...>