Date: 5/5/18 10:19 am
From: Lyn Boone <boonel...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Rose-breasted grosbeaks
Fellow birders, I am wondering whether the remarkable abundance of
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks is widespread this spring. As I type this, I have
four adult males, two females, and two juveniles at my feeders, far more
than any previous spring. Other birdwatchers here in Granville (central
Ohio)are noticing an increase as well. Is this true of other regions of
Ohio? Also, why would this surge in the numbers of this delightful species
occur? Is it a cycle of some sort, or certain food/weather conditions? I'm
really interested in what might be causing this.

Lyn Boone
Granville

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