A gross of grosbeaks in the bog


January 20, 2023

Contributed by Will Stenberg

Photographer Will Stenberg was looking for boreal chickadees last Friday, Jan. 13, when he went into the Sax-Zim Bog north of Meadowlands. Instead, he was greeted by a relatively rare riot of evening grosbeaks, pictured, near the visitor center after a hike along Gray Jay Way. "There was much excitement among the birders at the sight of (by today's standard) a very large number of evening grosbeaks," Stenberg said. "I won't offer a numerical estimate, but they were waiting for space at the feeders. It was a rare and uplifting sight to observe." Sax-Zim remains a pilgrimage for birders in th...

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