For the Birds: Evening grosbeaks remain elusive

Photo by Chris Bosak – Purple finches sometimes irrupt into New England in the winter.

For one of the few times in this column’s history, the accompanying photo will not match the content.

The reason for that is quite simple. I am yet to get a decent photo of the main subject. Even as I receive emails from readers across New England about evening grosbeaks showing up at feeders, I have yet to host them at my feeding station. I am also yet to see them in the “wild” closely enough to get a good photo.

Tricia from Alstread wrote in the day after Thanksgiving to say she had evening grosbeaks at her feeder. She was hopeful there may be an irruption of the birds this winter. I, too, am hopeful.

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