Date: 5/5/18 2:47 pm
From: Brian Ellyson <bwellyson...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Rose-breasted grosbeaks
We have 4 males and 1 female at our suet and feeders all day today.
Bexley, OH

On Sat, May 5, 2018, 2:34 PM Karen Zeleznik <kzelez...> wrote:

> ‚ÄčI have been wondering about this as well along with interest in the number
> of Baltimore Orioles‚Äč I have at my feeders. I have anywhere from 4-6
> Orioles and about the same with the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. I generally
> get only one or two of each early on, then they go. Not this year.
>
> Karen
> Macedonia
>
>
> On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 1:18 PM, Lyn Boone <boonel...> wrote:
>
> > 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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