I have been wondering about this as well along with interest in the number
of Baltimore Orioles I have at my feeders. I have anywhere from 4-6
Orioles and about the same with the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. I generally
get only one or two of each early on, then they go. Not this year.
On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 1:18 PM, Lyn Boone <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Fellow birders, I am wondering whether the remarkable abundance of
> Rose-breasted Grosbeaks is widespread this spring. As I type this, I have
> four adult males, two females, and two juveniles at my feeders, far more
> than any previous spring. Other birdwatchers here in Granville (central
> Ohio)are noticing an increase as well. Is this true of other regions of
> Ohio? Also, why would this surge in the numbers of this delightful species
> occur? Is it a cycle of some sort, or certain food/weather conditions? I'm
> really interested in what might be causing this.
> Lyn Boone
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