Saturday, May 3, 2014

Goodbye Mr Grosbeak?‏

After several weeks of a "plague" of beautiful rose breasted grosbeaks which had an unplanned diversion of their northerly migration through SW FL, it appears that they have left us and headed to their breeding grounds.  Both males and females have been in our yard up through Monday April 28, but then disappeared.  We have also heard from friends in VA that grosbeaks are passing through their yards so the natural progression of northerly movement is occurring.  

Will there be another invasion of spectacular neo-tropical migrants? Only the weather can determine this with westerly nocturnal winds, but the migratory stream of birds will soon be past if not already.

Bill Dunson

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