One thing to look for if they are grosbeaks: They get pulp on their bills as they work the berries to get the seeds. Also look for uneaten apples on the ground. Waxwings swallow the crab apples whole.
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From: "Kim Sargeant" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:06:58 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Can’t ID
For at least two days I have been seeing a small flock of birds feasting on
the fruit of an ornamental apple. Tiny fruits.
The birds are grosbeak size with the same type of tail. They seem to be
mostly gray, darker on top, with some whitish wing bars. Though not bright
white. The sky has been gray, gray birds, no binos while walking my pup. I
haven’t found them in my Nat Geo Birds of North America book.