[birding] Polk ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

Kaynor Heineck kaynorh at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 14:42:21 PDT 2013


The very first time I saw a Rose Breasted Grosbeak was on the very
westernmost tip of Pt. Reyes, California.  Interesting, isn't it.

Kaynor Heineck
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On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Christopher Adlam <adlam.c at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> While the Indigo Bunting continues to be heard but rarely seen at my home
> on Sawtell rd (NW Polk county), it was a stunning surprise to see a
> ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK fly into an oak right near me out on an exploration
> of the backcountry, yesterday (Sunday). There it was, plain to see with its
> pink breast, black head and back, white sides and belly. Unmistakable.
> There may have been 2 of them as I was confident I could hear another bird
> calling from out of sight. There must be a wormhole in the area that
> transports birds from the east coast!
>
> I would of course invite anyone to look for it, but it was so far off the
> beaten path, in the most incredible thicket of young oaks and absurd
> quantities of poison oak, I doubt anyone less crazy than me would want to
> venture through the area. If you possess a hazmat suit, are insensitive to
> poison oak, or just that crazy about looking for a RB Grosbeak, let me know!
>
> Chris Adlam
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