Date: 8/12/17 12:00 pm
From: rdm <wsjaybird...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: feeder observations
One adult and one juvenile BH Grosbeak came to our feeder this week. Use a
couple use the feeder occasionally fall-Spring. A Spotted Towhee and two
CA Towhees also showed up this week. They usually leave for the breeding
season.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:04:05 AM UTC-7, barbara massey wrote:
>
> There has been a small flock of Black-headed Grosbeaks at my backyard
> feeder for over a week. As many as 7 feed on the sunflower seeds together
> and at all times of day. This is a new phenomenon this summer, previously
> only an occasional single bird has been seen. The grosbeaks are not
> territorial about the feeder; Black-capped Chickadee and Oak Titmouse are
> allowed to join them without conflict. And yesterday the flock was joined
> by a Red-breasted Nuthatch, which was a first in 18 years of observations.
> This montane species is unusual in the valley even in winter.

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