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 School.
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 in
>Vermont this winter. The question is, have you seen them in 2008? If not, I
>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 went
>back in the afternoon to see if they were still there and found only 4 birds
>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 this
>morning. However, they were being stalked by a Cooper's Hawk and didn't
>stay around very long.