[midvalleybirds] Re: Black (ahem) -headed Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.)

clearwater at peak.org clearwater at peak.org
Thu Jan 23 13:06:15 PST 2020

Thanks to Susie Deagle for pointing the whopper in my original subject line! 

No, just an "ordinary" Black-headed Grosbeak. 

I look forward to the discussion of the likelihood of an actual Black-throated Grosbeak finding its way up here from South America! 


From: "clearwater" <clearwater at peak.org> 
To: "Midvalley Birding Midvalley" <birding at midvalleybirding.org> 
Cc: "Oregon Birders OnLine" <obol at freelists.org> 
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:07:18 PM 
Subject: Fwd: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.) 

Noticed this in the eBird daily alert. The photos look good. Very notable record for mid/late January! 

Ten or twenty years ago we might have even called it a "jaw-dropping" record, but the past 5 years have now produced at least three winter records of Black-headed Grosbeak in the mid-Willamette Valley region. 

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1) 
- Reported Jan 22, 2020 11:30 by Joseph Sands 
- Checklist: [ https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63682099 | https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63682099 ] 

Joel Geier 
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis 

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