Date: 4/5/17 7:47 am
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: rose-breasted grosbeak question
Jerald, Sandy and PA Birds,

I missed the MD reports on eBird. My apologies and thanks for the
correction.

*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Jerald Reb <jrebelboy...> wrote:

> Rob and Sandra,
>
> Actually there have been several reports of both male and female Grosbeaks
> recently in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. These reports are all from a
> reputable birder, though I'm not sure if they've been confirmed on ebird
> yet. They are certainly early, but it's entirely possible that a few have
> shown up already. Also, like Rob said, there's virtually nothing that could
> be confused with a male Grosbeak (the only bird that springs to mind is
> Eastern Towhee, and even that's a bit of a stretch).
>
> Jerald
> Delaware
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 5, 2017, at 10:17 AM, Rob Blye <rwblye...> wrote:
> >
> > The only, and northern-most, recent (within 30 days of today) report of
> > rose-breasted grosbeak on eBird was in *Gainesville FL* in late March.
> > Unlikely that the birds were wild rose-breasted grosbeaks. On the other
> > hand, what winter/spring bird could you confuse with a male RBGR?
> >
> > *Rob*
> >
> > Robert W. Blye
> > 34603 Doe Run
> > Lewes DE 19958-3332
> > 302 945-8618
> > 610 213-2413 mobile
> >
> >> On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Sandra Goodwin <chickadd...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I had 2 male r-b grosbeaks reported to our sightings list this week.
> They
> >> were supposedly seen in upper Luzerne County.
> >>
> >> Has anyone in PA seen this bird yet? It just seems early for them to
> >> appear?
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >>
> >> Sandy Goodwin
> >> Wyoming Co.
> >>
>
 
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