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A gross of grosbeaks in the bog

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 the w...