a flock of 32, munching on fruit on the north end of lincoln ave.
-Henry Wilton, Rutland
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From: "June Schulte" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] PINE GROSBEAKS
> Good Morning, Jim,
> Yes, I saw a flock of Pine Grosbeaks (good mix of males and
> females) on Packard Road in Jericho yesterday around 3pm. They were
> feasting in two cherry trees, but only briefly. Something caused them to
> fly off suddenly, and I suspect it was discovering, soon after they'd
> settled, that someone's chimney smoke was wafting through the trees.
> Looked like 20 or so when I began counting, but as they flew off they
> looked more like 30. They flew off in the direction of the Elementary
> Got up early to fill the feeders which the deer had attempted to
> clean out during the night. Happy Birding all! ~ June
> At 11:29 PM 1/2/2008, Jim Osborn wrote:
>>I realize that most, if not all, of you have seen Pine Grosbeaks somewhere
>>Vermont this winter. The question is, have you seen them in 2008? If not,
>>found them in two spots today.
>>1. After being informed that there were around 70 Pine Grosbeaks hanging
>>around over at TECHNOLOGY PARK in Williston, I decided to check that out
>>this morning. I didn't find all 70, but there were good numbers around. I
>>back in the afternoon to see if they were still there and found only 4
>>hanging out in the Customers Parking Lot on the east side of the building.
>>2. There were 27 Pine Grosbeaks on Deerfield Drive in South Burlington
>>morning. However, they were being stalked by a Cooper's Hawk and didn't
>>stay around very long.
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