Date: 5/6/18 6:16 am
From: Julie Gee <juliebethgee...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Rose-breasted grosbeaks
We had 3 males, 1 first year male and 3 females all at the feeders at the
same time last week. This is definitely abnormal for us. We normally have
just one or two at a time. There is one male at the feeder this morning.

Julie Gee
Athens, Ohio

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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