I too recall the same from the 70s. This link
http://www.birdsource.org/Features/Evegro/ is a succinct overview of the
evening grosbeak population trend over the past 40 years. Several possible
causes are presented. --Ken
On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Mundi Smithers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I remember feeling that the Evening Grosbeaks were taking over my feeders
> way back in the 70's. Yikes .....why have they vanished????
> Mundi Smithers
> The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of
> morality by religion.
> Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
> On Dec 1, 2013, at 4:24 PM, Ken Cox wrote:
> > Three grosbeaks (1 m., 2 f.) were seen feeding on gravel shoulder of
> > Road in Felchville today at 0945.
> > --
> > Kenneth Cox
> > South Reading, VT
> > http://northernwingsbirder.blogspot.com/
South Reading, VT