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There has been as many as 22 male and female Grosbeak's at one time at
our feeders.We also how a great number of goldfinches,upwards of 50+at
one time. Going have to get another job to pay for bird feed.But is a
good year for back yard bird watching.



On 5/4/07, Sherry McCowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> For 2 days I've had 2 male (1 first-spring) Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
> at the feeder.  A lone RBGR first showed up on Wednesday evening.
> The younger of the two birds seems to have trouble figuring out the
> feeder.
>
>
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> Sherry McCowan
> Saint Louis, Missouri
>
> On May 2, 2007, at 4:30 PM, Susan Eaton wrote:
>
> > When we were at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis City this morning, we
> > saw 4 or 5 rose-breasted grosbeaks in the same tree.  This afternoon,
> > at home in St. Louis CO., I had a female coming to my sunflower seed
> > feeder repeatedly, but I never saw a male.  [ ... ]
> >
> > Susan Eaton
> > Kirkwood, St. Louis CO., MO
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
> > On 5/2/07, Dave Faintich <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Pat -
> >>
> >> I tend to agree with you about this year's migration.  I've got
> >> two Male
> >> Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at my feeders this morning and I haven't
> >> had a RBG
> >> at my feeders for several years.  Also, I had a number of
> >> Tennessee Warblers
> >> in my yard the past few days and Catbirds (which I never had
> >> before in my
> >> yard).  The arrival of these birds in my yard parallels the
> >> reports we are
> >> getting from other birders in the area.
> >>
> >> ...Dave Faintich
> >> Olivette, MO
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> >> Behalf Of Pat
> >> Lueders
> >> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 12:24 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
> >>
> >> We were discussing 2 weeks ago that some birds might have gotten
> >> stuck
> >> during migration when the deep freeze hit our area.  We were
> >> seeing Brown
> >> Creepers and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers on every tree for about 2
> >> weeks, like
> >> they had stayed here instead of migrating.  I wonder if the Rose-
> >> breasted
> >> Grosbeaks got stuck down south and that's why they are coming thru
> >> now in
> >> greated numbers than usual?
> >>
> >> Pat Lueders, St. Louis
> >>
>
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