Saturday, December 08, 2012

Pine Grosbeaks

A flock of 30-40 Pine Grosbeaks have been hanging out in downtown Brattleboro, feeding on the yew berries next to the Center Church educational wing. As I watched them yesterday, they wandered between the yews, large maples along Main Street in front of the church and behind the church near the railroad tracks.

They make an appearance on the Brattleboro Area Christmas Bird Count in southeastern Vermont every 5 to 6 years. Last time was 2007.

The flock included females, and young males - no mature males.

A treat.

Pine Grosbeak - female

Pine Grosbeak - young male





Good birding!!

5 comments:

Terry said...

Glad you gotto see them, wonderful photos

Wilma said...

The next to last shot is my favorite of a great set, Chris. I have never seen them in person.

Gerry Biron and JoAnne Russo said...

hi Chris
Gerry got some great pix of some in Saxtons River. check it out
www.bironandrussobirds.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

..."a treat" is right! I'd love to have a flock drop by. Hope they stick around for your Christmas count! Your photos are beautiful...

Drew said...

Great photos! I am excited about them getting further south into central NY this winter!

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