I just want to note that
a) I have had more males than usual but that means 3, plus several females- in a rural area- and
b) Bluewing bird listers in Broome have sent out 3 or 4 messages about unusual/rare/first time visits from RB grosbeaks at their in-town feeders.
Hearing both lists with similar reports is like hearing echoes!
Although I don't live downtown, I live about 5 minutes from Cornell. I have had a male at my feeder for over a week now. I think I have seen one maybe three times in the past 15 years and then it was usually only for a day. I have never had one stay for so long. A real treat.
From: <bounce-123609273-46471076...><mailto:<bounce-123609273-46471076...> <bounce-123609273-46471076...><mailto:<bounce-123609273-46471076...>> on behalf of Muhammad Arif <mnarif...><mailto:<mnarif...>> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 11:04 AM
To: Judith W. Jones; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] first ever here
I had one male on Saturday morning at my fall creek home. He wasn’t eating the seeds and just seemed to be resting. This is the second time I’ve seen a rose-breasted grosbeak at my house in the last 5 years – so, they are definitely rare in downtown areas.