Date: 12/28/20 2:04 pm From: Jim G <jgouldoz...> Subject: [va-bird] 20 Evening Grosbeaks - Charles City County, Shirley Plantation, VA
Hello VA Birders, I am always amazed that we are so willing to share locations of birds, with the hope that fellow birders will find and enjoy them in an ethical manner.
Today, I was able to locate a flock of approximately 20 Evening Grosbeaks, thanks to the emailed guidance of local birder Allen Bryan. The rare birds were located along a seemingly boring stretch of trees along Shirley Plantation Road, near Route 5 in Charles City County. I probably would have driven right by if I weren't told to do otherwise by Bryan.
Although I did manage to get my LIFER Evening Grosbeak on the Outer Banks (Dare County, NC) this year, where I live. I only saw 1 male on that occasion. So, to see 20 was amazing, and to get decent photos was "icing on the cake."
I hope that you all get to enjoy Evening Grosbeaks and other rarities this winter, and thanks again for all the help.
Jim Gould Southern Shores, NC Mother lives in Hopewell, V
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