Hi VTBirders,

For what it's worth, I've kept careful watch for Pine Grosbeaks this season
and have observed a couple hundred over the past few months around
Burlington, Montpelier, and Keene, NH.  Out of those hundreds, only 2 have
been adult males in their beautiful pink-ish plumage.  For the past few
weeks they have become a bit more scarce despite trees in the areas I've
seen them still having abundant fruit.  It has been so pleasant having them

Good birding,

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Not single sex, but a mixture of adult females and immatures of both
> sexes.  This is typical of pine grosbeaks not just this winter but every
> irruption.  The males mostly stay back on the breeding grounds.
> (We had that discussion here, too)
> Jane
> On 1/21/2013 5:52 PM, Thomas Rhindress wrote:
>> To the original poster, I believe there was some discussion earlier in
>> the season on NYSBIRDS regarding this question about single sex flocks of
>> pine grosbeaks.  From what I remember of the discussion, single sex flocks
>> are the norm this winter and very few adult males have been sighted in the
>> Northeast.
>> Tom Rhindress

Larry Clarfeld
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Youth Birding Coordinator

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