Date: 12/26/20 4:30 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pine Grosbeaks Litchfield County
On Sat, Dec 26, 2020, 7:27 AM Russ Smiley <rsbirder...> wrote:

> Great Mountain Forest Hqtrs, Canaan Mtn Rd, Canaan, CT, 26 Dec 2020
> 7:15am; pine grosbeak made brief appearance atop spruce across road
> Russ Smiley
> Marlborough, CT
>
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2020, 5:47 PM Nicolas Main via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Great Mountain Forest has been a very productive spot this season with
>> Siskins, Evening Grosbeaks, Redpolls, Red Crossbills and White-wionged
>> Crossbills all showing up along Canaan Mountain Road. Now (thanks to Nick
>> and Tina) a continuing flock of Pine Grosbeaks have joined in the great
>> finch diversity.
>>
>> After lots of searching other birders and I were able to relocate them
>> today. I’m sure because this species is so scarce in the state plenty more
>> birders will be interested, hence this email. Due to the Yale studies here
>> there is an endless amount of foreign and diverse pine and spruce trees
>> which has definitely played a factor in this location being such a hotspot
>> during this irruption. To my surprise it is looking like these grosbeaks
>> are feeding off these budding pines and with a lack of berries in the NW
>> corner this season, it makes sense. Therefore there are plenty of areas to
>> search for these birds. First seen feeding in pines by Tina adjacent to
>> Chattleton Road (41.9643409. -73.2720176), where we spent most of our time.
>> Although we heard the birds and later located just up the road across from
>> the white building (41.9653637, -73.2717473). Both birds were able to hide
>> extremely well in the tree, making them almost impossible to see. So be
>> warned they might be in a tree right in front of you but hidden very well.
>> Furthermore one bird was seen a few weeks ago along Chattleton Road, so
>> thats another place you can walk and look around. Along with the pines
>> behind the white building and further up the road toward Steep Road.
>>
>> Be warned that this area is prone to hunting! Parking is also accessible
>> to the left of the white building. Around 9 and 10 am seems to be the best
>> time for these birds but there is a chance that them be located around this
>> time twice is mere coincidence. As the we move forward into the new year
>> I'm sure more flocks will start arriving so be on the look out at other
>> locations!
>>
>> Good luck and good birding!
>> Nicolas Main
>> Litchfield, CT
>>
>>
>>
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