[Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?

Sammy Catiis hikersammy at msn.com
Fri May 17 15:36:10 PDT 2019

Crossbills are a viable option here. And can look a lot like a Grosbeak from a distance especially.

Sammy (who has seen this same thing but Luckly ended up getting closer and seeing the pair 🙂 )

From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> on behalf of Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725 at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 1:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?

Hello Tweetsters - Josh Rosenau recently wrote that he was without binoculars but was fairly sure he saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside his house in Lake Forest Park. He didn't get a close or long look so asked for suggestions as to alternative IDs.

I live in central Seattle. Many years ago when we first moved into our house, there was a vacant lot next to us with a huge Bigleaf Maple tree dominating the lot, which also had much undergrowth. We had a sunflower seed feeder in our backyard next to the vacant lot. Every May, we had Evening Grosbeaks come through for a few days and mob our feeder.

So I do think Evening Grosbeak, which is a yellow grosbeak, is a possibility.

The vacant lot, not surprisingly, has since been developed, the maple is gone and so are the Evening Grosbeaks!

Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA
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