The pair of EVENING GROSBEAKS was present between 11:30am & noon, in the Ash Tree on the corner a couple times, but spending more time around the green feeder on a pole in the back yard, visible through a mostly bare tree from Mineah near the culvert. The feeder is designed for small birds, and it shuts off access to the seeds if too much weight is on the perch rail, such as a big, scary, voracious Common Grackle or Blue Jay. An Evening Grosbeak does not weigh too much. However, they are gregarious. When the male was alone he could feed, but when the female fluttered down and he instantly fed her what he already had in his bill, he turned back to find there was no more food available. The Grosbeaks perch in various places nearby, or on top, and they keep trying the feeding perch, which works individually until a Black-capped Chickadee arrives to briefly grab a seed. Then the hatch closes, and does not reopen until the Grosbeak leaves. So the Evening Grosbeaks are finding seeds in the grass below.
- - Dave Nutter > On Nov 1, 2018, at 10:30 AM, Marie P. Read <m...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > Two Evening Grosbeaks (male and female) were on my feeders briefly, and are > currently (10:30) feeding in the ash tree out front along with several Purple > Finches. > (Folks who came yesterday - I checked the tree many times and did NOT see > them yesterday) > > Marie > > > Marie Read Wildlife Photography > 452 Ringwood Road > Freeville NY 13068 USA > > Phone 607-539-6608 > e-mail m...@cornell.edu > > Website: http://www.marieread.com > Follow me on Facebook: > https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/ > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --