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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
around!

Good birding,
Larry

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
>>
>>
>>


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Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
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Montpelier, VT 05602

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